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  • chemoreceptors : sensitive to chemical concentrations in the blood.
  • postganglionic : the type of neuron in the parasympathetic system that secretes acetylcholine
  • parasympathetic : the nervous system that uses a two-neuron pathway from the spinal cord to the effectors.
  • memory system : activated limbic areas can produce autonomic responses
  • thalamus : visceral information is projected mainly to the memory system, which is a collection of cerebral areas involved in emotion, mood, and motivation.
  • vasoconstriction : in the skin and gut increases blood flow to active muscles.
  • adrenergic : receptors that bind norepinephrine or epinephrine are called _ receptors.
  • cholinergic : acetylcholine
  • nociceptors : respond to stretch and ischemia.
  • pons : functions of the _ include respiration
  • hypothalamus : influences cardiorespiratory, metabolic, water reabsorption, and digestive activity by acting on the pituitary gland, control centers in the brainstem, and spinal cord.
  • mechanoreceptors : respond to pressure and to stretch
  • postganglionic : norepinephrine is the transmitter released by most sympathetic _ neurons.
  • thermoreceptors : respond to very small changes in the temperature of circulating blood (hypothalamus); respond to external temperature changes
  • medulla : functions of the _ include heart rate, respiration, vasoconstriction, and vasodilation