How does the nervous system and digestive system work together

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I'm doing some coursework and can't figure out how the digestive system and nervous system work together? I can't find much information from online on how each part of the digestive system works with the nervous system to control the digestive process so I figured I would ask here to see if anyone had any idea :confused:
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(Original post by luckylaurax)
I'm doing some coursework and can't figure out how the digestive system and nervous system work together? I can't find much information from online on how each part of the digestive system works with the nervous system to control the digestive process so I figured I would ask here to see if anyone had any idea :confused:
I think you'd find it a bit easier to find stuff if you looked at specifically the digestive system. As you learn more about how that works, the parts where the nervous system have a role will show themselves! One of the big aspects that heavily rely on the nervous system is gastrointestinal motility (things like swallowing, and moving poop along your colon), so you might want to look there.
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I think you'd find it a bit easier to find stuff if you looked at specifically the digestive system. As you learn more about how that works, the parts where the nervous system have a role will show themselves! One of the big aspects that heavily rely on the nervous system is gastrointestinal motility (things like swallowing, and moving poop along your colon), so you might want to look there.
Okay, I'll try that and see how I go on. Thank you
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Digestive processes provide the building blocks for some neurotransmitters.
The autonomic nervous system controls the tone of the digestive tract.
The brain controls drinking and feeding behavior.
The brain controls muscles for eating and elimination.
The digestive system sends sensory information to the brain
-The power of google.
Here's one off the top of my head, keep in mind my biology is really rusty, but sodium and potassium particles for the sodium potassium pump (action potential related) are obtained from food?
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Digestive processes provide the building blocks for some neurotransmitters.
The autonomic nervous system controls the tone of the digestive tract.
The brain controls drinking and feeding behavior.
The brain controls muscles for eating and elimination.
The digestive system sends sensory information to the brain
-The power of google.
Here's one off the top of my head, keep in mind my biology is really rusty, but sodium and potassium particles for the sodium potassium pump (action potential related) are obtained from food?
Thank you, this came in handy when I was doing it and it's all sorted now thankfully
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(Original post by luckylaurax)
Thank you, this came in handy when I was doing it and it's all sorted now thankfully
Glad to have helped
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Take a look at these receptor subtypes:

5htp3
Alpha 1
Beta 2
U - opioid

Serotonin is produced in the gut aswell as the brain
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