any of a number of proliferative and degenerative changes in the arteries leading to their decreased elasticity
efferent division of the peripheral nervous system that innervates cardiac and smooth muscles and glands; also called the involuntary or visceral motor system
Autonomic Nervous System
nerves containing the processes of motor and sensory neurons; their impulses travel to and from the CNS
a division of the autonomic nervous system; also referred to as the craniosacral division
portion of the nervous system consisting of nerves and ganglia that lie outside of the brain and spinal cord
Peripheral nervous system.
automatic motor neuron that has its cell body in the CNS and projects its axon to a peripheral ganglion
automatic motor neuron that has its cell body in a peripheral ganglion and projects its axon to an effector
Besides the accessory nerve, which pair of cranial neves extends beyond the head and neck?
The cell bodies of sensory neurons whose fibers enter the cord by the dorsal root are found in the
CNS; in ganglia in the PNS
The motor portions of the ANS, sympathetic and parasympathetic, are characterized by a two-neuron chain. The preganglionic nerve cell is found in the ________ and the postganglionic nerve cell body is found _________.
VII Facial, IX Glossopharyngeal, and XII Hypoglossal
Damage to which cranial nerve(s) may impair the sense of taste?
Emegency Situations and Fight or flight situations
Which of the following is controlled by sympathetic innervation?
Organs and by short postganglionic fibers
The parasympathetic nervous system is characterized by peripheral ganglia near the
Common fibular and tibial nerves
The sciatic nere is the largest nerve in the body, resulting from a combination of which two nerves