Autonomic Nervous System

The preganglionic neurons of the sympathetic nervous system have their cell bodies in the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal cord, termed the thoracolumbar division. The preganglionic neurons of the parasympa-thetic division have their cell bodies in the brainstem and in the sacral region of the spinal cord, termed the cran-iosacral division. The cranial part of the parasympathetic nervous system innervates structures in the head, neck, thorax, and abdomen (e.g., the stomach, part of the intestines, and pancreas). The cranial parasympathetic fibers leave the CNS in the oculomotor, facial, glos-

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