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Parasympathetic Division Characteristics

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The autonomic nervous system is divided into two often antagonistic subdivisions, the sympathetic and parasympathetic.

Recalling the functions of the parasympathetic division, choose all of the following statements that are CORRECT concerning the parasympathetic division.

Select ALL that apply.

A

Contains preganglionic cell bodies in brainstem nuclei.

B

Contains preganglionic cell bodies in the lateral horns of the T1-L2 regions.

C

Participates in the “fight-or-flight” response.

D

Helps maintain homeostasis.

E

Contains preganglionic cell bodies in the sacral region of the spinal cord.