The functions of this division of the nervous system are implied in its name! The ANS regulates the "automatic" functions of body...heartrate, respiration, digestion, just to name a few. Let's describe the structures of the ANS, along with their neural pathways! Then, let's discuss the negative feedback system needed for normal functioning of the Endocrine System.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 9:20 am ad1c9bdddf
The automatic nervous system (ANS) uses neurons to automatically control things like respiration and heartrate. Neurons are important structures to the ANS and understanding their structures are critically important. Dendrites are filaments that send out messages and receive messages from other neurons, receptors, etc. The cell body is called the soma and it holds the nucleus and produces enzymes and small molecules. Axons transmit messages to the ...
This solution of 284 words discusses the characteristics of the ANS structure, neural pathways, the mechanism of the negative feedback system, and the homeostasis of the endocrine system.