Ch15_THE_AUTONOMIC_NERVOUS_SYSTEM_LO

Ch15_THE_AUTONOMIC_NERVOUS_SYSTEM_LO - 15.3 Autonomic...

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Chapter 15 THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND VISCERAL REFLEXES 15.1 General Properties of the Autonomic Nervous System Objectives When you have completed this section, you should be able to • explain how the autonomic and somatic nervous systems differ in form and function; and • explain how the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system differ in general function. 15.2 Anatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System Objectives When you have completed this section, you should be able to • identify the anatomical components and nerve pathways of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions; • discuss the relationship of the adrenal glands to the sympathetic nervous system; and • describe the enteric nervous system of the digestive tract and explain its significance.
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Unformatted text preview: 15.3 Autonomic Effects on Target Organs Objectives When you have completed this section, you should be able to name the neurotransmitters employed at different synapses of the ANS; name the receptors for these neurotransmitters and explain how they relate to autonomic effects; explain how the ANS controls many target organs through dual innervation; and explain how control is exerted in the absence of dual innervation. 15.4 Central Control of Autonomic Function Objective When you have completed this section, you should be able to describe how the autonomic nervous system is regulated by the brain and somatic nervous system....
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