Autonomic nervous system
Somatic nervous system
Parasympathetic nervous system
Integrate and coordinate all neural information arriving from outside the body so that messages can be sent to different parts of the body.
Carry information to and from the CNS.
Carry information to sensory organs, muscles and glands, but not the CNS.
Carry information from muscles, organs and glands to the CNS.
The sympathetic nervous system stimulates secretion of adrenaline, whereas the sympathetic nervous system inhibits secretion of adrenaline.
The parasympathetic nervous system increases contractions of the bladder, whereas the parasympathetic nervous system relaxes the bladder.
The parasympathetic nervous system increases heart rate, whereas the sympathetic nervous system restores the heart rate to its normal level of functioning.
The parasympathetic nervous system dilates the pupils, whereas the sympathetic nervous system contracts the pupils.
Regulates movements of skeletal muscles
Initiates movements of skeletal muscles
Regulates the activities of visceral muscles, organs and glands
Regulates biofeedback and biofeedback responses
Somatic nervous system; peripheral nervous system
Central nervous system; somatic nervous system
Central nervous system; central nervous system
Peripheral nervous system; peripheral nervous system