Chapter 29.pe - Chapter29 IntroductiontotheAutonomic...

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Chapter 29 Introduction to the Autonomic  Nervous System
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Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Referred to as the involuntary or visceral nervous  system Works closely with the endocrine system Narrow range of normal
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ANS (cont.) Definition Involuntary or visceral nervous system  Actions Generally occurs with little conscious awareness of its  activity Regulates and integrates the body’s internal functions  Integrate parts of the CNS and PNS to react to  changes in the internal and external environment  
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Location of the Main Nerve Centers  for the ANS Hypothalamus Medulla Spinal cord
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Bodily Functions Regulated by the ANS Blood pressure Heart rate Respiration Body temperature Water balance Urinary excretion Digestive functions
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Divisions of the ANS 
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course RNSG 1301 taught by Professor Loftin during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College.

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