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Sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions

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    Charlotte W.
    US
    Charlotte W.

    The parasympatetic nervous system is responsible for calming the body down.

    Charlotte W.
    US
    Charlotte W.

    What is a state of homeostasis?

    Peter Awuni A.
    GH
    Peter Awuni A.

    What is the composition of the automatic nervous system (ANS)?

    Mohammed Issadeen M.
    LK
    Mohammed Issadeen M.

    Interesting things...

    Odongo M.
    UG
    Odongo M.

    Psychology -> Sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions Sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions The main functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the ANS: Bodily changes usually associated with, and physiological systems involved in arousal. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) has two divisions; the sympathetic nervous system (arousing) the parasympathetic nervous system (calming) These two divisions are activated when you are aroused. During an emergency, the sympathetic division of the ANS takes over and prepares us for action; for fight or flight. In contrast to the sympathetic division, the parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for calming the body down. When the emergency is over, the above physiological changes are reversed and your level of arousal is reduced. For example, if you are bushwalking and come across a dangerous situation, the sympathetic nervous system will be activated to enable you to fight the situation or flee from it. When the danger is over, the parasympathetic nervous system works on calming you down to achieve a state of homeostasis. These physiological changes equip the body with additional energy for self-protection.

    Mukesh S.
    IN
    Mukesh S.

    body itself knows the balance ; how to increase the activity to action and how to slow down

    Dominic M.
    KE
    Dominic M.

    great,intresting and enlightening .

    Dominic M.
    KE
    Dominic M.

    Why do some pple fall down intead of running when they face danger and the sympathetic nervous system is there to prepare them for fight or flight?

    Enemchukwu E.
    NG
    Enemchukwu E.

    completed

    Cornelius I.
    NG
    Cornelius I.

    Amazing

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