Anatomy & Physiology 15 Autonomic Nervous System

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20 Pages
2014
English US
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Question: Which signaling molecule is most likely responsible for an increase in digestive activity?

Choices:

epinephrine

norepinephrine

acetylcholine

adrenaline

Question: Which of the following is an incorrect pairing?

Choices:

norepinephrine dilates the pupil

epinephrine increases blood pressure

acetylcholine decreases digestion

norepinephrine increases heart rate

Question: Which of these locations in the forebrain is the master control center for homeostasis through the autonomic and endocrine systems?

Choices:

hypothalamus

thalamus

amygdala

cerebral cortex

Question: Which of the following is not a target of a sympathetic preganglionic fiber?

Choices:

intermural ganglion

collateral ganglion

adrenal gland

chain ganglion

Question: Which type of fiber could be considered the longest?

Choices:

preganglionic parasympathetic

preganglionic sympathetic

postganglionic parasympathetic

postganglionic sympathetic

Question: What neurotransmitter will result in constriction of the pupil?

Choices:

norepinephrine

acetylcholine

epinephrine

serotonin

Question: Which of the following represents a sensory input that is not part of both the somatic and autonomic systems?

Choices:

vision

taste

baroreception

proprioception

Question: What is the term for a reflex that does not include a CNS component?

Choices:

long reflex

visceral reflex

somatic reflex

short reflex

Question: Which of these cranial nerves contains preganglionic parasympathetic fibers?

Choices:

optic, CN II

facial, CN VII

trigeminal, CN V

hypoglossal, CN XII

Question: What gland produces a secretion that causes fight-orflight responses in effectors?

Choices:

adrenal medulla

salivatory gland

reproductive gland

thymus

Question: Which of these physiological changes would not be considered part of the sympathetic fight-or-flight response?

Choices:

increased heart rate

increased sweating

dilated pupils

increased stomach motility

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Source:  OpenStax College. Anatomy & Physiology, OpenStax-CNX Web site. http://cnx.org/content/col11496/1.6/, Jun 11, 2014
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