what characteristics distinguishes the autonomic and somatic system?

is it myelinated axons, cell bodies outside the cns, cell bodies within the cns, or cholinergic fibers

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  • eli
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    8 years ago
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    both have cholinergic (ACh) fibers because both deal with muscles

    there's no distinctions for cell bodies

    both have myelinated axons and/or unmyelinated

    but the biggest difference is that somatic uses conscious awareness

    all of the autonomic processes are not consciously controlled

    you deliberately move the muscles of the somatic nervous system

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