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  1. the body system composed of the brain and the spinal cord
  2. a simple, automatic, inborn response to a sensory stimulus, such as the knee-jerk response
  3. The part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs (such as the heart). Its sympathetic division arouses; its parasympathetic division calms.
  4. the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream

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  1. somatic nervous systemthe division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system


  2. hormonesChemical messengers, mostly those manufactured by the endocrine glands, that are produced in one tissue and affect another.


  3. sympathetic nervous systemthe division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations


  4. adrenal glandsa pair of endocrine glands just above the kidneys. the adrenals secrete the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), which help to arouse the body in times of stress.


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