Parasympathetic VS Sympathetic - Coggle Diagram
Parasympathetic VS Sympathetic
inhabit activity of stomach
inhibit activity of intestines
stimulate activity of stomach
stimulate activity of intestines
Involved in the fight or flight response.
The sympathetic system prepares the body for any potential danger.
Increases heartbeat, muscles tense up.
The pupil dilates to let in more light.
Saliva secretion is inhibited.
Sympathetic system has shorter neuron pathways, hence a faster response time
Involved in maintaining homeostasis and also, permits the rest and digest response.
The parasympathetic system aims to bring the body to a state of calm.
Has comparatively longer neuron pathways, hence a slower response time.
Reduces heartbeat, muscles relaxes.
The pupil contracts.
Saliva secretion increases, digestion increases.
The sympathetic nervous system activates the fight or flight response during a threat or perceived danger, and the parasympathetic nervous system restores the body to a state of calm.