Autonomic Functions - Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous system

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Autonomic functions 

Sympathetic Nervous system: 

  • Fight ot flight system - prepares you for action by mimicking the action of adrenalineEncourages the release of adrenaline from the medulla of the adrenal glands
  • Increases your heart rate, therefore increasing your stroke volume. More volume of blood pumped out per beat - Blood pressure will go up
  • Local vasoconstriction around the gut
  • Local vasodilation around the


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