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What is the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system?

What is the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system?

Mind vs body: Autonomic are the responses from our nervous system so you breath without even thinkindgabout it and you heart beats. Somatic can be the responses of our body especially when we're worrying about things so we might get a headache of a stomach ache. ...Read more

Autonomic Nervous System (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages ...Read more


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Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Nervous system: somatic nervous system is under your control, example making given him smoking up and down. Autonomic nervous system not to not under voluntary control, example your heart rate and blood pressure are dramatically controlled depending on the needs of the body, your interest and will move by peristalsis, movement of the bowels ...Read more

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What are the difference between central nervous system and autonomic nervous system?

What are the difference between central nervous system and autonomic nervous system?

What they control: The central nervous system refers to the brain and the spinal cord. The autonomic nervous system is a part of the peripheral nervous system that is involved in processes related to heart rate, sweating, blood pressure, and other processes that we don't think about, aka the name "autonomic". Autonomic nervous system disorders include fainting, fast heart rate, fatigue and sweating disorders. ...Read more

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At what point can autonomic nervous system transmission be completely blocked?

At what point can autonomic nervous system transmission be completely blocked?

It can't : It can't and it shouldn't. Your autonomic nervous system is what keeps your heart beating and your temperature at 98.6 degrees. Biofeedback, meditation, yoga and the like can slow things down, but let's don't wish you could really make it stop. Then you'd be dead! ...Read more

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When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

Pilo erectors: Goose bumps are caused by activation of the sympathetic nervous system which secretes Adrenalin (fight or flight reaction) which causes the tiny muscles to raise hair follicles temporarily. Cold temperatures can also do this. ...Read more

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Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Can be neurological: We can see this with scleroderma and other connective tissue dieases. Your physicians can help to evaluate for this but most of the consideration is clincial with very few specific testing. This occurs because of the associated vascular changes with scleroderma adn otehr connective tissue diseases. Vasculitis can also occur. ...Read more

Autonomic (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system (ans or visceral nervous system or involuntary nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls visceral functions, such as heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, salivation, perspiration, pupillary dilation, ...Read more