LECT 4 Part 1

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LECT 4 Part 1
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  1. function of the autonomic nervous system?
    to control the automatic functions of the body
  2. function of sympathetic?
    readies the body for action
  3. function of parasympathetic?
    conserves energy and maintains homeostatsis
  4. autonomic tone?
    the balanced input of sympathetic and parasympathetic simulation
  5. sympathetic pathways?
    • short preganglioinc, long postganglionic
    • all end-organ receptors employ second messengers, post ganglionic neurotransmitter is norepinephrine
  6. parasympthetic pathways?
    • long preganglionic, short postganglionic
    • only neurotransmitter is acetylcholine
  7. describe the sympathetic chain?
    a chain of ganglin lying alongside the bodies of the vertebral column
  8. cholinergic receptors?
    • muscarinic¬†
    • nicotinic (ligated gated, fast)
  9. role of the hypothalamus?
    it issues the commands to the autonomic system
  10. phasic sensory receoptors?
    phasic receptors deliver a fast burst of action potentials, then slow down and stop
  11. tonic sensory receptors?
    tonic receptors generate action potentials more steadily and last longer (adapt more slowly)
  12. enkephalins?
    neurotransmitters related to opium that block pain signals

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