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Ch10-Vocab 4

The Language of Medicine-8th Edition

neurotransmitter chemical messenger , released at the end of a nerve cell
oligodendroglial cell glial cell that forms the myelin sheath covering axons
parasympathetic nerves involuntary,autonomic nerves that regulate normal body functions
parenchyma essential, distinguishing tissue of the nervous system
peripheral nervous system nerves outside the brain and spinal cord
pia mater thin, delicate inner membrane of the menignes
plexus large, interlacing network of nerves
pons part of the brain anterior to the cerebellum and between the medulla and rest of the midbrain
receptor organ that recieves a nervous stimulation and passes it on to nerves within the body
sciatic nerve nerve extending from the base of the spine down the thigh, lower leg, and foot
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