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ExPhys

Exercise and Sport Physiology

TermDefinition
central nervous system brain and spinal cord
peripheral nervous system nerve fibers beyond the brain and spinal cord
autonomic nervous system innervates organs and tissues not usually controlled voluntarily, ie cardiac mm, smooth mm, and glands. has two branches
sympathetic branch "fight or flight" branch of the ANS; generally activated in emergency or stressful situations
parasympathetic branch "rest and digest" branch of the ANS; activated in times of inactivity and responsible for promoting nutrient digestion
somatic nervous system innervates tissues controlled voluntarily, ie skeletal muscle
Created by: selfstudy08