Study objectives

• Explain how various regions of the central nervous system regulate autonomic nervous system function

• Explain how autonomic reflexes contribute to homeostasis

• Describe how the neuroeffector junction in the autonomic nervous system differs from that of a neuron-to-neuron synapse

• Compare and contrast anatomical features of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems

• For each neurotransmitter in the autonomic nervous system, list the neurons that release it and the type and location of receptors that bind with it

• Describe the mechanisms by which neurotransmitters are removed

• Distinguish between cholinergic and adrenergic receptors

• Describe the overall and specific functions of the sympathetic system

• Describe the overall and specific functions of the parasympathetic system

• Explain how effects of the catecholamines differ from those of direct sympathetic stimulation

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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