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HSO109 pt 9

What are the anatomical divisions of the nervous system? - The peripheral nervous system - The central nervous system
What is the central nervous system comprised of? - Brain - Spinal cord
What is the peripheral nervous system? - Afferent division (sensory) - Efferent division (somatic motor & autonomic motor: sympathetic & parasympathetic)
What makes up a neuron? - Cell membrane - Dendrite - Cell body (soma) - Nucleus - Axon - Myelin sheath - Synaptic terminals
What is the function of myelin sheath? - Electrical insulation increases the speed at which electrical signals (action potentials) traveel along the axon
What is a transmembrane potential? - Is the electrical potential of the cell's interior relative to its surroundings
What is the resting potential? - Is the transmembrane potential of an undisturbed cell
What are action potentials? - Are nerve impulses - Are propagated changes in the transmembrane potential that, once initiated, affect an entire excitable membrane
Describe the all-or-none principle: - A stimulus either triggers a typical action potential, or it does not produce one at all
What is the refractory period? - From the time an action potential begins until the normal resting potential is stabilised, the membrane will not respond normally to additional depolarising stimuli
How does an action potential work? 1. An action potential is generated in a small portion of the membrane 2. A local current depolarises the adjacent portion of the membrane 3. Same events take place over and over 4. Action potential is propagated through the entire excitable membrane
How does an action potential work? pt 2. 5. An action potential only moves forward because previous segment is in refractory period
What affect the speed of action potentials? - Myelin - Axon diameter: large = fast, small = slower
What is the synapse comprised of? - Telodendron - Synaptic terminal - Synaptic vesicles - Synaptic cleft - Neurotransmitters - Ligand-gated channels (receptors w/ neurotransmitters) - Post synaptic neuron
What is a chemical synapse? - Involves a neurotransmitter
What is an electrical synapse? - Direct physical contact between cells (gap junctions)
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