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Chp 3 Nervous System

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Central Nervous System
Brain & Spinal cord
Nervous System
body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous system
Autonomic Nervous System
part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs; sympathetic, parasympathetic
Sympathetic Nervous System
division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations
Parasympathetic System
division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy
Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
the sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system (CNS) to the rest of the body. (Somatic & Autonomic)
Somatic Nervous System
the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system.