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Positive and Negative Feedback in the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System

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When an output of a process inhibits the production of a substance which led to the original output we terms this _____.

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1. A series of physiological responses to a stressor, which leads us to either run away from it or decide to battle it out is more commonly known as _____.

2. When Jane hears banging on her window, why does she jump out of her bed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet gauge your understanding of the vocabulary surrounding the nervous system's feedback loops as well as portions of the nervous system. To pass this quiz, you should be able to define key terms and illustrate an example of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, students will be tested on:

  • The type of feedback that occurs when the output of a process inhibits the production of a substance
  • The physiological response where one needs to decide to either run away or battle it out
  • The portion of the nervous system which helps settle your heart rate during that scenario

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the part of the nervous system that is activated during an physiological response to a stressor
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases, such the feedback that occurs when the output of a process stimulates the production of a substance that led to the original output
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of positive feedback to answer questions related to a breastfeeding example

Additional Learning

To find out more about this system, view the lesson on Positive and Negative Feedback in the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Types of feedback
  • Intermediary steps in the positive and negative feedback loops
  • Multiple responses possible in feedback loops
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