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Nervous System Flow Chart

Nervous System Flow Chart

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flow chart of the human nervous system. Annotated and labeled
flow chart of the human nervous system. Annotated and labeled

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Published by: stevensvoboda11 on May 14, 2013
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Steven Svoboda The Nervous System

- A complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.

Central Nervous System -Made up of the brain and spinal cord .

Peripheral Nervous System
- consists of the nerves and neurons that reside or extend outside the central nervous system

Somatic Nervous System -responsible for voluntary body movement and for sensing external stimuli Autonomic Nervous System -Controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart



Enteric Nervous System -A complex network of nerve fibers that innervate the organs within the abdomen

Sympathetic Nervous System - activates the fight or flight response

Parasympathetic Nervous System -conserves energy as it slows the heart rate, increases intestinal and gland activity, and relaxes sphincter muscles

Sources: http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/p/parasympathetic_nervous_system.htm http://img.bhs4.com/44/F/44F974D7FA73B0D586F29E8D45B1FBBA16AF7D12_large.jpg http://www.interadcom.com/asa/chapters/ns_flow_chart.pdf

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