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Nervous System

The part of a neuron that contains the nucleus and receives information from the Dendrites. Cell Body
A function of the brain that sorts and processes information, making it understandable and usable. Integration
Neurons that send information to the spinal cord and brain for processing. Sensor Neurons
The largest part of the brain where most of your conscious actions are controlled, and thoughts are thought. Cerebrum
The 'little brain' that controls your complex muscle movements, helping you maintain balance. Cerebellum
The most important cells in the nervous system. They receive, store, and process info, as well as send messages through the body. Neurons
Contains nerves that spread out throughout the central nervous system to the outer edges of the body. Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
The very tiny space between the axon terminal of one neuron and the dendrite of another. Synapse
A type of neuron that is found between (and connects) other neuron to another. Inte rneuron
Chemicals at the end of an axon that transmits info from one neuron to another. Neurotransmitters
Connects the brain to the spinal cord and controls things like your breathing and heartbeat. Brain Stem
The part of the peripheral nervous system that works automatically. It controls your smooth muscles so your organs can function without you thinking about them. Autonomic Nervous Syatem
Created by: darlagreen