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Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

Division of the PNS consisting of nerves that control all of the involuntary muscles, organs, and glands

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Central Nervous System (CNS)

Part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord

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Endocrine Gland

Glands that secrete chemicals called hormones directly into the bloodstream

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Hormones

Chemicals released into the bloodstream by endocrine glands

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Limbic System

Group of several brain structures located primarily under the cortex and involved in learning, emotion, memory, and motivation

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Neurotransmitter

Chemical found in the synaptic vesicles that, when released, has an effect on the next cell

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Parasympathetic Division

Part of the ANS that restores the body to normal functioning after arousal and is responsible for the day to day functioning of the organs and glands

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Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)

All nerves and neutrons that are not contained in the brain and spinal cord but that run through the body itself

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Somatic Nervous System (SNS)

Division of the PNS consisting of nerves that carry information from the senses to the CNS to the voluntary muscles of the body

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Sympathetic Division (Fight or Flight System)

Part of the ANS that is responsible for reacting to stressful events and bodily arousal