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Ch10-Vocab pt3

The Language of Medicine-8th Edition

central nervous system brain and spinal cord
cerebellum posterior part of the brain that coordinates muscle movements and maintains balance
cerebral cortex outer region of the cerebrum
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluid that circulates throughout the brain and spinal cord
cerebrum largest part of the brain; responsible for voluntary muscular activity
cranial nerves twelve pairs of nerves that carry messages to and from the brain
dendrite microscopic branching fibe of a nerve cell that is the first part to recieve the nervous impulse
dura mater thick, outermost layer of the menignes surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord
ependymal a glial cell that lines the membranes within the brain and spinal cord and helps the cerebrospinal fluid
ganglion collection of nerve cell bodies in the peripheral nervous system
efferent nerves carry messages away from the brain and spinal cord;motor nerves
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