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Unformatted text preview: Peripheral Nervous System: The peripheral nervous system contains the nerves, which provide a means of communication between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the sensory organs, skeletal muscles, and internal body organs. Somatic Nervous System: Part associated with the voluntary control of body movements, and the reception of external stimuli (eg. touch, hearing, and sight).\ Autonomic Nervous System: Part closely associated with spinal cord, and controls the internal organs such as the heart. Sympathetic Nervous System: Controlled by cells lying just outside the spinal cord, prepares the body for brief bouts of vigorous activity. Parasympathetic Nervous System: Controlled by cells at the top and bottom of the spinal cord, promotes nonemergency functions. Central Nervous System: The central nervous system contains the brain and the spinal cord....
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