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Nervous System

what is a Neurotransmitter chemical released at the ends of nerve cells? Acetylcholine
What carries messages toward the brain and spinal cord (sensory nerve)? Afferent nerve
What is the middle layer of the three membranes(meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord? Arachnoid Membrane
Type of glial (neuroglial) cell that transports water and salts from capillaries? Astrocyte
Nerves that control involuntary body functions of muscles, glands, and internal organs. Autonomic Nervous System
Microscopic fiber that carries the nervous impulse along a nerve cell. Axon
Blood vessels (capillaries) that selectively let certain substances enter the brain tissue and keep other substances. Blood-brain barrier
Lower portion of the brain that connects the cerebrum with the spinal cord; includes the pons and medulla oblongata. Brainstem
Collection of spinal nerves below the end of the spinal cord. Cauda Equina
Part of a nerve cell that contains the nucleus Cell Body
Brain and spinal cord. Central Nervous System (CNS)
Posterior part of the brain that coordinates muscle movements and maintains balance. Cerebellum
Outer region of the cerebrum, containing sheets of nerves cells; gray matter of the brain. Cerebral Cortex
Circulates throughout the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Largest part of the brain; responsible for voluntary muscular activity, vision, speech, taste, hearing, thought, and memory. Cerebrum
Twelve pairs of nerves that carry messages to and from the brain with regard to the head and neck(except the vagus nerve). Cranial Nerves
Microscopic branching fiber of a nerve cell that is first part to receive the nervous impulse. Dendrite
Thick, outermost layer of the meninges surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord; motor nerve. Efferent Nerve
Glial cell that lines membranes within the brain and spinal cord and helps form cerebrospinal fluid. Ependymal Cell
collection of nerve cell bodies in the peri pheral nervous system. Ganglion(plural: ganglia)
Supportive and connective nerve cell that does not carry nervous impulses. Examples are astrocytes, microglial cells, ependymal cells, and oligodendrocytes. Glial Cell(Neuroglial cell)
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