Ch. 14 - The Autonomic Nervous SystemSee all chapters
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Ch. 14 - The Autonomic Nervous System
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Autonomic Nervous System: Divisions and Structure

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Concept #1: The Autonomic Nervous System and its Divisions

Concept #2: ANS Patterns from the CNS

Concept #3: General ANS Patterns in the Periphery

Concept #4: Location of Synapses in the Periphery

Concept #5: ANS Neurotransmitter and Receptor Patterns

Practice: Oxybutynin is a drug used to relieve urinary incontinence. One of its major side effects is constipation. Based on that side effect, which branch of the autonomic nervous system is likely blocked by oxybutynin?

Practice: Albuterol is a drug used to treat asthma. One of its major side effects is tachycardia (an increase in heart rate). Based on that side effect, which branch of the autonomic nervous is likely activated by albuterol?

Practice: A cardiothoracic surgeon is implanting a pacemaker in a patient’s heart. In the process she damages an autonomic ganglion located within the wall of the patient’s heart. Which branch of the autonomic nervous system will be directly affected by damage to this ganglion?

Practice: Rocuronium is a drug that blocks nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. On which of the following type(s) of cell(s) can rocuronium act? (Choose all that apply.)

Practice: Propranolol is a drug that blocks β adrenergic receptors. On which of the following type(s) of cell(s) can propranolol act? (Choose all that apply.)

Practice: Physostigmine is a drug that blocks acetylcholinesterase, thereby raising the amount of acetylcholine present in the synaptic cleft at all synapses that use Ach as an NT. Which of the following type(s) of cell(s) will be affected by the actions of physostigmine? (Choose all that apply.)

Practice: Atropine is a drug that blocks muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. On which of the following type(s) of cell(s) can atropine act? (Choose all that apply.)