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Unformatted text preview: state of the internal organs while the somatic sensory division transmits information from the the body as a whole, including information coming from the external environment. In contrast, the motor division sends signals from the CNS to the effectors of the body. The motor division can be further subdivided into autonomic and somatic . The somatic motor division controls skeletal muscle. The autonomic nervous systems controls those structures that are not under conscious control, like cardiac and smooth muscle and various glands. The autonomic nervous system can be further divided into sympathetic and parasympathetic division. The sympathetic nervous system readies the body for action, the so-called fight-or-flight response. The parasympathetic nervous system restores equilibrium to the body and is often referred to as "rest-and-digest"....
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