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    Pre- and post-ganglionic neurotransmitters of autonomic sys.

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    For both sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic systems, what neurotransmitter is released by the preganglionic and postganglionic neurons?

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    First some background: There are two divisions of the nervous system. They are the somatic division and the autonomic division.

    The somatic division goes to skeletal muscles and it releases acetylcholine at all of its junctions. So it is both straightforward and a little boring at the same time.

    Now, for your question:

    The sympathetic and parasympathetic systems are part of the autonomic division of ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution is comprised of an explanation of the divisions of the nervous system, where the neurons originate, and the neurotransmitters associated with pre- and post-ganglionic neurons.