Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comparison between neural control and hormonal control

Neural control and hormonal control: 
Major differences

Neural control
Hormonal control
1.      Its action is always quick
May be quick acting or slow acting
2.      Information are transmitted as electrochemical nerve impulses
Information are transmitted as chemical messengers (hormones)
3.      Impulse transmission occurs through nerve fibres
Hormonal transmission occurs through blood
4.      Information would be towards a specific direction (effector organ or CNS)
Hormones are released in general blood circulation from where taken by specific receptor.
5.      It is suitable for quick reactions like reflexes.
It is suitable for long-term changes such as maintenance of pregnancy.
6.      Short time effect
Long lasting effect



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