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Brain Vocab

Brain Vocab - Mrs. Jensen - A&P - Chapter 12

frontal lobe primary motor area - Broca's for motor speech
parietal lobe primary sensory
occipital lobe visual
temporal lobe olefactory, auditory
pituitary gland master gland - at least nine major hormones
medulla oblongata contains autonomic centers regulating blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rhythm as well as coughing, sneezing, etc.
decussation of pyramids cross over from left brain to right
pineal body influences body rhythms, produces melatonin, biological clock (sleep cycle)
thalamus relay station for afferent fibers traveling to sensory cortex for interpretation
cerebellum regulation of posture and coordination of complex muscular movement
pons reflex centers for regulation of respiratory rhythm in conjunction with lower brain stem centers
cerebral aqueduct connects third and fourth ventricles
corpus callosum large space connecting hemispheres
hypothalmus site of regulation of body temperature - H20 balance - most autonomic center
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