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The Language of Medicine-8th Edition

acetylcholine neurotransmitter chemical released at the ends of nerve cells
afferent nerves carry messeges toward the brain and spinal cord
arachnoid membrane middle layer of the three membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord
astrocyte a type of glial cell that transports water and salts from capillaries
autonomic nervous system nerves that control involuntary body functions of muscles, glands, and internal organs
axon microscopic fiber that carries the nervous impulse along a nerve cell
blood brain barrier blood vessels that selectively let certain substances enter the brain tissue and keep other substances out
brainstem lower portion of the brain that connects the cerebrum with the spinal cord
cauda equina collection of spinal nerves below the end of the spinal cord
cell body part of a nerve cell that contains the nucleus
Created by: fergy