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Body's Control Sys.

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A cell that gathers information from the environment and from inside the body Sensory Receptor
Part of the nervous system that connects central nervous system with all the other parts of the body Peripheral Nervous System
Part of the brain that controls thinking and voluntary movements Cerebrum
A bundle of neurons that carries messages back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body Spinal Cord
Part of the nervous system that contains the brain and spinal cord Central Nervous System
part of the brain responsible for balance Cerebellum
a nerve cell that carries information from the central nervous system to muscles and organs Motor Neuron
Part of the brain that controls involuntary actions Brain Stem
A nerve cell Neuron
Part of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, and emotions Hypothalamus
A nerve cell carries information from the sensory receptors to the central nervous system Sensory Neuron
Chemical released by glands that causes target cells to perform certain tasks Hormones
a body system consisting of glands, hormones that work together to control various functions. Endocrine System
the gap between the axon of one neuron and the dendrite of another neuron Synapse
part of a neuron that collects info. from other neurons Dendrite
A tissue or organ that releases hormones Endocrine Gland
part of a neuron that carries messages away Axon
a message that travels Nerve Impulse
Bundle of neurons that carry messages back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body Spinal Cord
“Little Brain”- Part of the brain in charge of balance. Cerebellum
Part of the brain responsible for touch, temperature, pressure, and pain. Parietal Lobe
Part of the brain that controls involuntary movements and connects brain to the spinal cord. Brain Stem
Part of the brain that controls thinking, voluntary movements, and receives information from the senses. Cerebrum
Part of the brain where art, creativity, logic, sequencing, and problem solving are located. Frontal Lobe
Part of the brain that deals with speech, hearing, and understanding language. Temporal Lobe
Longest cells in the body Neurons
An unplanned response Reflex
The disease damages brain cells that produce a chemical that controls movement Parkinson's Disease
The disease causes motor neurons to shrink and die Lou Gehrig's Disease
This organ stores extra glucose that cells cannot use Liver
This hormone helps you to react in an intense situation: it's fight or flight Adrenaline
An action/ reaction cycle in your body, controlled by hormones Feedback Loop
This organ detects the amount of glucose in your blood Pancreas
Insulin is a type of.... Hormone
A main sources of energy for your body Glucose
A type of receptor found in your eye that is sensitive to color Cones
A type of receptor found in your eye that is sensitive to light,shape, and movement Rods
Sensory receptors for smell... Tiny hair cells
The tongue is sensitive to what four tastes: Salty, bitter, sour, sweet
What are the two nervous systems in the body? Central Nervous System; Peripheral Nervous System
Created by: hempa