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Compare Autonomic and Somatic Nervous Systems

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The motor output of the central nervous system is divided into the Somatic (voluntary) and Autonomic (involuntary) nervous systems. These two systems innervate different organs and muscles. There are many similarities and differences between the two systems.

Which of the following statements accurately compares (either with a similarity or difference) the somatic nervous system (SNS) and autonomic nervous system (ANS)?

A

Both the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system house their motor neurons in ganglia outside the central nervous system.

B

The somatic nervous system does not have ganglia outside the central nervous system for its motor neurons but the autonomic nervous system does.

C

The autonomic nervous system does not have ganglia outside the central nervous system for its motor neurons but the somatic nervous system does.

D

Neither the somatic nor the autonomic nervous system houses its motor neurons in ganglia outside the central nervous system.