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What is the difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Is this a school: assignment? Here is a great explanation: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/auto.html
Answered on Apr 24, 2018

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Simple explanation: Sympathetic= fight or flight Para= Rest and digest One is the Gas pedal if you will The other would be the bodies brakes. Hope that helps !
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A PairofSympathetics: The answer could be made VERY complicated but, just to sort-of give an overall picture: if you are jagged-up by the sympathetic system, you won't have ... Read More
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Need more characters: We are limited to 400 characters in our reply, wouldn't be enough to explain this. They overlap in ways so they aren't completely separate. Sympatheti ... Read More
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These two: parts of the nervous system..have their own "duties" and do NOT "balance" each other! Have a talk with your Primary Care Provider and avoid JUNK SCIEN ... Read More

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