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Exam 2 Nervous System

(peripheral nervous system)
part controls everything outside of the Central Nervous System
(autonomic nervous system)
Takes charge of the body's involuntary functions outside conscious awareness
(somatic nervous system)
Is called the voluntary part and it's job is to coordinates incoming information from the senses and sends instructions to the muscles and glands
(sympathetic nervous system)
Increases the heart rate in an emergency situation
(parasympathetic nervous system)
Stimulates digestion of food when the body is in a state of rest
The fact that your heart is beating reflects that the _____ division of the peripheral nervous system is operating
(emotional and stress responses)
The sympathetic portion of the nervous system controls which aspect of behavior
(taking care of the body's functions at rest)
The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for which aspect of behavior