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Nervous System

TermDefinition
Stimulus A change or signal in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to react
Response An action or change in behavior tht occours in reaction to a stimulus.
Neuron A cell that carriues information through the nervvous system
Nerve Impulse A message carried by a neroun
Dendrite A threadlike extension of a neroun that carries nerve impulses toward the cell body
Axon A threadlike extension of a neroun that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body
Nerve A bundle of nerve fibers
Sensory Neroun A neroun that picks up stimuli from the internal or external enviroment and converts each stimulis into a nerve impulse
Interneroun A neroun that carries nerve impulses from one neroun to another
Motor Neroun A neroun that sends an impulse to a muscle or gland, causing the muscle or gland to react
Synapse The junction where one neroun can transfer an impulse to another structure
Created by: FuntomFive