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Is the following true or false? The Somatic Nervous system can be further broken down into the Sympathetic Nervous system and the Para-sympathetic nervous system.

Asked by Mavis, Last updated: Jan 09, 2019

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H. Jones

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Answered on Jan 09, 2019

The somatic nervous system is a portion of the peripheral nervous system associated with skeletal muscle voluntary control of body movements. This system controls all five senses. The parasympathetic nervous system directs homeostasis and the body's "rest and digest" function.

The sympathetic nervous system steers the body's responses to a perceived threat, and it is responsible for the "fight or flight" response. The PNS and SNS are part of the automatic nervous system, which is responsible for the involuntary functions of the human body. Para Sympathetic nervous system's general purpose is to control homeostasis and the body’s rest and digest response.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

False-the autonomic nervous system can be broken down into the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system. autonomic: a major component of the peripheral nervous system; it regulates the bodys internal environment by stimulating glands and by maintaining internal organs such as the heart, gall bladder, and stomach. somatic: a major component of the pns. it transmits sensory signals to the cns via nerves. sympathetic: a divison of the autonomic division that prepares the body for action. parasympathetic: a division of the autonomic nervous system; it returns the body to its resting state.
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