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How are autonomic neurons classified?

Autonomic ganglia can be classified as either sympathetic ganglia and parasympathetic ganglia. A dorsal root ganglion (or spinal ganglion) is a nodule on a dorsal root of the spine that contains the cell bodies of nerve cells ( neurons ) that carry signals from sensory organs to the appropriate integration center.

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Similarly one may ask, what are autonomic neurons?

Post-ganglionic axonal processes of motor neurons in the autonomic ganglia innervate organs and tissues throughout the body (eyes, salivary glands, heart, stomach, urinary bladder, blood vessels, etc). The motor neurons in the autonomic ganglia are sometimes referred to as "postganglionic neurons".

what is the classification of the nervous system? The nervous system is classified into the central and peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord, leaving everything else in the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

Additionally, what are the 3 divisions of the autonomic nervous system?

The autonomic nervous system is divided into three parts: the sympathetic nervous system, the parasympathetic nervous system and the enteric nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls smooth muscle of the viscera (internal organs) and glands.

What controls the autonomic nervous system?

The autonomic nervous system is a control system that acts largely unconsciously and regulates bodily functions such as the heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, pupillary response, urination, and sexual arousal. Within the brain, the autonomic nervous system is regulated by the hypothalamus.

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