The Autonomic Nervous System

  • W. Jänig
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The organism communicates with its environment by means of its somatic nervous system: the sensory system receives and processes information from the environment (see Chapter 1 and Fundamentals of Sensory Physiology), and the motor system provides the means for getting about in the environment (see Chapters 4, 6, and 7). The processes in the somatic nervous system are subject, for the most part, to conscious and voluntary control.


Limbic System Contractile Force Endocrine Gland Sympathetic Trunk Sympathetic Cardiac Nerve 
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