Flashcards in The Nervous System Deck (10):
What is the CNS made up of?
The brain and spinal cord
What is the main function of the CNS?
Essential life functions
What is the PNS made up of?
What does the PNS divide into?
The autonomic nervous system and somatic nervous system
What does the SNS do?
Transmits and receives sensory information to the CNS and controls voluntary movement
What does the ANS do?
Transmits and receives information from the organs and controls involuntary functions such as the stomach and heart
What does the ANS divide into?
The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
What does the sympathetic nervous system do?
Arouses the body to produce more action (accelerant)
What does the parasympathetic nervous system do?
Calms the body to reduce activity (brake)