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The Nervous System

The brain and spinal cord make up the __________ nervous system. central
All nerves that go to the rest of the body are a part of the ___________________ nervous system. peripheral
The largest part of the brain is called the ____________. cerebrum
The peripheral nervous system is divided into ______ parts. two
This system deals with actions that you control. somatic
This system deals with actions you do not control. autonomic
Muscles that you control are called ________________ muscles. voluntary
Muscles that you do not control are called _________________ muscles. involuntary
The cerebrum controls these type of muscles. voluntary
The cerebellum controls your___________, movement, and coordination. balance
The brain stem controls breathing, digestion, and _________________. circulation
The pituitary gland is in charge of your ________________. growth
The hypothalamus helps to regulate your __________________. temperature
The brain stem controls these types of muscles. involuntary
This is an example of a traumatic brain injury. concussion
This is a thick column of nerve tissue. spinal cord
This is an automatic response that occurs very rapidly and without conscious control. reflex
A cell that carries information through your nervous system is called _____________________. a neuron
A message that a neuron carries is called __________________. a nerve impulse
Name three ways to care for your nervous system. get enough rest, avoid drugs and alcohol, avoid injuries
How do you avoid injury to the nervous system? wear a helmet, use seat belts, wear proper gear for sports
Why is polio no longer a deadly disease? We have a vaccine.
Created by: ellenbin