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Ch 10-Vocabulary 2

The Language of Medicine- 8th Edition

glial cell cell in the nervous system that is supportive and connective in function
gyrus Any of the prominent, rounded, elevated convolutions on the surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres.
hypothalamus portion of the brain beneath the thalamus
medulla oblongata pert of the brain just above the spinal cord;
meninges three protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord
microglial cell phagocytic glial cell that removes waste products from the central nervous system
motor nerves carry messages away from the brain and spinal cord to muscles and organs
myelin sheath white fatty tissue that surrounds, and insulates the axon of a nerve cell
nerve macroscopic cordlike collection of fibers that carry electrical impulses
neuron nerve cell that carries impulses throughout the body
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