Anatomy Of Sympathetic Nervous System - Part 1

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After completion of this video session, it is expected that you will be able to:

• Explain how the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system and somatic nervous system differ in anatomy and function.
• Describe the anatomical origin and pathways of the pre- and postganglionic sympathetic fibers.
• Define visceral sensation and illustrate some models of visceral pain referral particularly cardiac referred pain.
• Illustrate some examples of the function of the sympathetic nervous system: pupillary size, effect on the heart and lungs, effect on GIT.

Multiple choice questions are available at the end of part-2

Presented and edited by Dr. Akram Jaffar, Ph.D.

tags: neuroanatomy functional anatomy sympathetic nervous system


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