Objectives-1, BIO 2320, Autonomic Nervous System


1. Describe the general structure of the autonomic portion of the nervous system.

2. Name the 2 divisions of the A.N.S.

3. Define neurotransmitter. Name the neurotransmitters of the A.N.S.

4. Describe the anatomical pathway of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions.

5. Explain the role of the hypothalamus and its relationship to the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions.

6. Describe the effects of parasympathetic and sympathetic stimulation {heart, lungs, digestion, pupil, sweat glands, adrenal medulla, cutaneous blood vessels, abdominal blood vessels, and skeletal muscle blood vessels}.