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Chapter 15 THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM Chapter Synopsis This chapter introduces students to the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The chapter begins with a comparison of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems. The anatomy of the autonomic pathways follows and includes discussions of the pre- and post-ganglionic neurons and the autonomic ganglia and plexuses. The ANS neurotransmitters and receptors are discussed in detail including the discussion of receptor agonists and antagonists. The sympathetic and parasympathetic responses are covered in detail to include the autonomic innervation of each of the major body organs and glands. The control of ANS functions by autonomic reflexes and higher brain centers concludes the study of the ANS. Clinical applications and disorders include Horner’s syndrome, Raynaud’s disease, and autonomic dysreflexia. Focus on Homeostasis: The Nervous System concludes the chapter. Chapter Outline and Objectives
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