Understand the importance of neurotransmitters


Assignment:

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the "Assignment Format" page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

After completing this assignment you will be able to:

• Determine the differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
• Understand the importance of neurotransmitters.
• Discuss the differences between Alzheimer's and old age.

Part A:

1. Imagine you are being chased through the woods by a hungry bear.

a. Which nervous system would engage (parasympathetic or sympathetic)? Why is this?

b. What would be the effects of this system on your:

i. Eyes
ii. Skin
iii. Respiratory System
iv. d. Skeletal muscles

c. Describe the neurotransmitter family that is activated in this situation.

2. Imagine that you are home with the flu.

a. Which nervous system would engage? Why is this?
b. What would be the effects of this system on your:

i. Eyes
ii. Skin
iii. Respiratory System
iv. Skeletal muscles

c. Describe the neurotransmitter family that is activated in this situation.

Part B: Jack is a 78-year-old man. While most of the time Jack is able to live by himself, he does often forget where he put his car keys or what time his next doctor's appointment is.

1. Would you classify Jack as an Alzheimer's patient? Why or why not? Provide one supporting fact.

2. Describe one type of treatment or assistance you would recommend for Jack, with one supporting fact.

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