Autonomic Nervous System
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From where is the autonomous nervous system co-ordinated?
- The medulla
- The spinal cord
What is the function of the autonomous nervous system?
To send impulses along motor neurones to non skeletal muscles such as smooth and cardiac muscle
Which neurotransmitter is secreted by the Sympathetic nervous system?
Noradrenaline is secreted at the neuromuscular junction
What is the function of the sympathetic nervous system?
- The prepare the 'fight or flight' responses of the body in the face of danger by stimulating:
- Faster heart rate
- Wider bronchioles
Which neurotransmitter is associated with the parasympathetic nervous system?
What is the function of the parasympathetic nervous system?
- To 'rest and digest'
- To counteract the effects of the sympathetic nervous system
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