The Nervous System: Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses

Provide a detailed description of the Autonomic Nervous system and where does it fit within the nervous system subdivisions. Include detailed description of the sympathetic and parasympathetic responses, their affect on target organs and anatomy of their neurons.

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...erent or sensory nerves monitor sensory input and carry information from the periphery to the CNS. The efferent or motor nerves carry nerve impulses from the CNS back to the body. How can you remember which one is efferent and which one is afferent? Think about the first response to the injury, the first nerves to respond are Afferent (carry signal to the CNS), then Efferent (from CNS back to the body), and alphabetically A comes before E.

The ANS is divided into two separate divisions called the Parasympathetic (rest and digest) and Sympathetic (fight or flight) Systems, on the basis of anatomical and functional ...