Autonomic Nervous System

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  1. From where is the autonomous nervous system co-ordinated?
    • The medulla
    • The spinal cord
  2. 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
  3. Which neurotransmitter is secreted by the Sympathetic nervous system?
    Noradrenaline is secreted at the neuromuscular junction
  4. 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 rateĀ 
    • Wider bronchiolesĀ 
    • Sweating
  5. Which neurotransmitter is associated with the parasympathetic nervous system?
  6. 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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Autonomic Nervous System
AQA BIOL5 Nervous System
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