CBCC Health Info 216
What occurs when the sympathetic nervous system is triggered?
The systems that are not critical for immediate survival are shut down, such as digestion, and steps up functions such as mental awareness, heart rate and muscular activity
What hormone stimulates the sympathetic nervous system?
What is the role of the sympathetic nervous system?
Fright and flight or fight
What nerves make up the autonomic nervous system?
sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves
What sorts of nerves make up the voluntary nervous system?
Sensory and motor nerves
What role does insulin play?
It helps cells to absorb sugar from the blood
What hormone is secreted by the pancreas?
What role is played by corticosteroids?
They metabolize fats, carbs, and proteins to help the body cope with illness and injury
What role is played by estrogen and testosterone?
Regulation of growth and development of the reproductive organs and reproductive activity
What hormones are produced by the adrenal glands?
Aldosterone, estrogen and testosterone and corticosteroids