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Autnomics vs Somatic

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by SKation, 05.21.14.

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  1. SKation

    SKation

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    Hey Guys,

    I am having some trouble differentiating between autonmic and somatic systems within the body. Could anybody help me with a way to diffrentiate between which body parts are run with which

    Thank You!
     
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  3. syoung

    syoung MS-3 5+ Year Member

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    somatic, conscious control
    autonomic, unconscious control

    in general.
     
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  4. NextStepTutor_1

    NextStepTutor_1 Next Step MCAT Tutor Exhibitor 2+ Year Member

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    To shed a little bit more light on the matter, if there is ever a case when you are confused as to whether a muscle is autonomic or somatic, such as the diaphragm--it can both be controlled and unconsciously controlled. Just remember this rule--if at any point you can control it, it is somatic. Otherwise, it is autonomic.
     
  5. SKation

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    Thank You! that was the exact question i got wrong :)
     

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