Difference between Sympathetic and Parasympathetic?


In the automatic nervous system (ANS), the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions work in opposite of each other. Sympathetic controls the spinal chord. Parasympathetic is the cranial region.
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The sympathetic division mobilizes the body during extreme situations (such as fear, exercise, or rage) whereas the parasympathetic division allows us to "unwind" and conserve
The previous answer is not right. parasympathetic activity increases peristaltic activity of the GI tract smooth muscle. sympathetic activity slows it down. also another difference
Sympathetic: Has an activation or arousal function and it tends to act as a total unit, for example, when you encounter a stressful situation your sympathetic nervous system helps
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