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The Nervous System

TermDefinition
Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) made up of all the nerves and neurons that are not contained in the brain and spinal column
Somatic Nervous System (PNS) Controls voluntary muscles of the body
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Controls involuntary muscles, organs, and glands
Sympathetic Division "Flight-or-Fight" functions- reacts to stressful events and bodily arousal
Parasympathetic Division "Eat-drink-and-rest" functions- restores body to normal functioning after arousal and is responsible for day-to-day functioning of glands and organs
Endocrine Glands chemicals secreted directly into the bloodstream of the endocrine system
Pituitary Gland located in the brain itself, below the hypothalamus (the master gland)
Thyroid Gland secretes hormones that regulate growth and metabolism
Pancreas controls level of blood sugar in the body by secreting insulin and glucagons
Diabetes >Insulin
Hypoglycemia <Insulin
General Adaption Syndrome (GAS) alarm, resistance, and exhaustion
Created by: alisha-medusa