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Autonomic Physiology

Autonomic Physiology

Course Number
NRSC 2269 910
Course Code
NRSC2269910
Course Key
77308
Day(s)
Tuesday
Thursday
Time
12:00pm-1:45pm
12:00pm-3:50pm
Instructor
Prerequisites
BIBB 109 or Permission of Instructor
Primary Program
Secondary Program
Course Note
Online Course Fee: $150 (in addition to course tuition and fees)
Course Description
This course will introduce the student to the functioning of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is critically involved in the maintenance of body homeostasis through regulation of behavior and physiology. The course will begin with a review of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ANS including the sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric divisions. The mechanisms by which the ANS regulates peripheral tissues will be discussed, including reflex and regulatory functions, as will the effect of drugs which modulate ANS activity. The role of the ANS in regulating behavior will be addressed in the context of thirst, salt appetite and food intake. Tuesday class meetings will be held online.
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