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Parasympathetic Nervous System: Definition, Function & Effects

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Which of the following nerves slow down the heart rate during parasympathetic nervous activation?

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1. Pupil constriction:

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the function of the parasympathetic nervous system. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the nerves that slow down the heart rate as well as knowing why pupils constrict.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Nerves that slow heart rate
  • Why pupils contract
  • Segments of the autonomic nervous system
  • Another name for the parasympathetic nervous system

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why pupils constrict and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the autonomic nervous system

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson titled Parasympathetic Nervous System: Definition, Function & Effects. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the autonomic nervous system is
  • Identify the two divisions within the autonomic nervous system
  • Explain the difference between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Describe what the parasympathetic system does for us
  • Appreciate what stimulates digestion whenever food is ingested
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