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Nervous System

Somatic and Autonomic

somatic sensory neuron receives sensory information from skin, skeletal muscles, joints, and special senses (vision, hearing, etc.)
somatic motor neuron sends nerve impulses to skeletal muscle
preganglionic autonomic motor neuron sends nerve impulses to a ganglionic motor neuron
ganglionic autonomic motor neuron sends nerve impulses to smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and glands.
visceral sensory neuron receives sensory information from blood vessels and smooth muscle in the viscera
SNS a single lower motor neuron axon extends uninterrupted from the spinal cord to one or more muscle fibers.
ANS -2 neuron chain to innervate muscles and glands -preganglionic and post ganglionic neuron
preganglionic neuron -first neuron in the ANS pathway -second neuron neuron in pathway is ganglionic neuron
postganglionic axon extends from its cell body to effector (target) cells
ganglion group of nerve cell bodies in the peripheral NS
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