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Nervous Syst


Largest section of the brain, controls consciousness,memory,sensations,emotions,vol. movement Cerebrum
Attaches the brain to the brainstem,controls muscle tone, movement,and balance Cerebellum
Lowest section of the brain,controls muscles respiration,heart rate,and blood pressure Medulla Oblongata
Relays nerve impulses to and from cerebral cortex Thalamus
Nerves that carry impulses toward the brain Afferent Nerves
Nerves that carry impulses away from the brain Efferent Nerves
Above or over the dura mater Epidural
Beneath or below the dura mater Subdural
Small space within the brain that is filled with fluid Ventricle
Extremely debilitating deterioration of a persons intellectual functioning Alzheimer's Disease
Pain in the head or headache Cephalalgia
Lack of muscle control and coordination (caused by lack of oxygen to the brain at birth) Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Presence of a clot in a blood vessel in part of the brain causing death Cerebral Thrombosis
Rupture of a cerebral blood vessel,decreasing blood flow to a portion of the brain (Stroke) Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
Injury to the brain that my involve loss of consciousness Concussion
Small hemorrhage or bruising of the brain Contusion
Irreversible deterioration of memory,judgment or other thought processes Dementia
Inflammation of the brain Encephalitis
Softening of brain tissue Encephalomalacia
Central Nervous System CNS
Peripheral Nervous System PNS
Fatty tissue that protects nerve impulses from transmitting in the wrong direction. Myelin Sheath
Protects the brain and spinal cord CSF cerebrospinal fluid
Three layers of connective tissue membranes that cover the brain and spinal fluid Meninges
Deep portion of the brain and contains relay centers for sensation Diencephalon
12 Cranial Nerves and 31 Spinal Nerves Peripheral Nervous System
Afferent(Sensory)Neurons and Motor(Efferent) Neurons Somatic Nervous System (SNS
Sympathetic;Fight or Flight & Parasypathetic; Rest and Digest Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
Electrical impulses from the brain are recorded. Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Injury to the brain due to impact from an object Concussion
Abnormally deep sleep with no response to stimuli Coma
Bruising to the surface of the brain without penetration Contusion
Difficult speech Dysphasia
Loss of speech Aphasia
Difficult swallowing Dysphagia
Fainting Syncope
Sleepwalking Somnamblism
Sudden lapse into sleep Narcolepsy
Created by: lkalcic