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The RAS is composed of several neuronal circuits connecting the brainstem to the cortex. It is located in the base of the brain. Arousal, or awakening from sleep, Involves the increased activity in the RAS.
True or false:
The RAS maintains levels of consciousness and muscle tone.



Relaxation massage can reduce muscle tone and then reduce stress, and vice versa. Why?

Mental relaxation decreases muscle firing.


Stress can cause muscles to produce lactic acid. Why?

Stress activates the SNS, which causes the muscles to become hypertonic>ischemic>lactic acid.