Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) - Pharmacology B. Pharma 5th Semester PDF Notes

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

At the end of this lecture, student will be able to

·         Describe the autonomic nervous system

·         Differentiate between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system

·         Explain neurohumoral transmission

·         Explain location, function and characterisation of cholinergic receptors



·         Introduction to autonomic nervous system

·         Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system

·         Neurohumoral transmission

·         Location, function and characterisation of cholinergic receptors


·         Some degree of autonomy (Langley -1898)

·         Innervates heart, smooth muscle, glands, viscera

·         Possess inherent physiological activity

·         Nervous influence augment/ reduces initial function level

·         Interference does not completely abolish

·         Built in protective mechanism

·         Skeletal muscle: interferences – Completely paralysis

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