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Skeletal muscles are controlled by ______ .

  1. a. sympathetic neurons
  2. b. parasympathetic neurons
  3. c. somatic motor neuron
  4. d. somatic sensory neurons

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

There aretwo functional divisions of the peripheral nervous system: somatic nervous system and autonomicnervous system. Somatic nerves of the peripheral system control skeletal muscle.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

Somatic motor neurons control the skeletal muscle. It carries signals for voluntary or reflexive contraction from the central nervous system to skeletal muscle.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “sympathetic neurons”. But, it prepares the body for danger or excitement. So, option a. is incorrect answer.

Option b. is given as “parasympathetic neurons”. But, it encourages the “housekeeping” task in the body...

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