Autonomic Physiology

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Course Number: 
BIBB 269 900
Prerequisites: 
BIBB 109 or equivalent introductory neuroscience coursework
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Course Description: 

This course will introduce the student to the functioning of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is critically involved in the maintenance of body homeostasis through regulation of behavior and physiology. The course will begin with a review the basic anatomy and physiology of the ANS including the sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric divisions. The mechanisms by which the ANS regulates peripheral tissues will be discussed, including reflex and regulatory functions, as will the effect of drugs which modulate ANS activity. The role of the ANS in regulating behavior will be addressed in the context of thirst, salt appetite and food intake. Some seats in this course have been reserved for LPS Pre-Health Program students and the remainder have been reserved for SAS College students.  If you would like to join the wait list for this course please email lps@sas.upenn.edu.  Course must be taken for a grade. 

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