The somatic nervous system is a component of what nervous system?
peripheral nervous system
i believe it is the "Somatic" Nervous System. Since the Somatic is Voluntary and all. The Somatic is the part of the Nervous System that is responsible for consciousness movement and action. However, some systems in the Somatic are still involuntary, like reflexes. The Somatic Nervous System is part of the Peripheral Nervous System.
No. Nervous System is comprised of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) The PNS is comprised of the Somatic Nervous System and the Autonomic Nervous System The Autonomic Nervous System is comprised of the Sympathetic Nervous System, the Parasympathetic Nervous System and the Enteric Nervous System
There are two functional divisions of the peripheral nervous system: Afferent (sensory) division and the Efferent (motor) division. Efferent division is divided further into the somatic motor nervous system and the efferent portions of the autonomic nervous system. Somatic Motor Nervous System: Somatic nervous system includes all voluntary motor pathways outside the central nervous system and the somatic effectors are the skeletal muscles.
The afferent nerves of the somatic nervous system carry sensory signals from the skin, skeletal muscles, joints, ears, eyes, tongue, etc. to the central nervous system, while the efferent nerves of the somatic nervous system carry motor signals from the central nervous system to the skeletal muscles.
What are some similarities and differences between the somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system?
THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AKA (PNS) : consists of sensory and motor neurons that transmit information to and from the central nervous system. includes all neurons that are not part of the nervous system, including the peripheral nervous system can be classified further as being either part of the somatic nervous system or part of the autonomic nervous system. It makes up the somatic and the autonomic nervous system.