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Terms of eye and nerve functions

synapse a region where nerve impulses are transmitted and received
hypothalamus a region of the brain, between the thalamus and the midbrain, that functions as the main control center for the autonomic nervous system
dendrite the branching process of a neuron that conducts impulses toward the cell
tapetum any of certain membranous layers or layered coverings, as in the choroid of the eyes of certain animals
farsighted seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand
nearsighted seeing distinctly at a short distance only
focal point either of two points on the axis of a mirror, lens, or other optical system
optic nerve either one of the second pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the retina to the brain
lense a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
invert To turn inside out or upside down
Created by: cpeary