Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 14 - The Autonomic Nervous System - Review Questions - Page 542: 2(7)


Correct answer is "S"; the sympathetic branch of the ANS

Work Step by Step

The sympathetic branch (S) of the ANS is the "flight or fight" branch that controls swift responses to a threat. The parasympathetic branch (P) is "the rest and digest" branch which operates when we are at ease and feel safe. Therefore I think the answer in the text (Appendix H, page A-25) is wrong.
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