Describe the anatomy of the sympathetic nervous system.
A definition of the sympathetic system, followed by a systematic description of the central
sympathetic centres; what happens at the spinal cord; the anatomy of the pre and post
ganglionic fibres would have been awarded with a pass mark. Additional information about
the sympathetic ganglia and the neurotransmitters involved would have rounded off a good
Many answers lacked anatomical detail and described the actions (function) of the
sympathetic system which was not asked for.
Most answers lacked any structure. The most common reason for not passing this question
was that significant sections of the anatomy from central to peripheral were not mentioned.
Most had a simple sketch understanding of the question asked but could not add enough of
the next layer to be awarded a pass mark.