Chapter 6: Control and Coordination


  • Control and coordination are the functions of the nervous system and hormones in our bodies.
  • The responses of the nervous system can be classified as reflex action, voluntary action or involuntary action.
  • The nervous system uses electrical impulses to transmit messages.
  • The nervous system gets information from our sense organs and acts through our muscles.
  • Chemical coordination is seen in both plants and animals.
  • Hormones produced in one part of an organism move to another part to achieve the desired effect.
  • A feedback mechanism regulates the action of the hormones.