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Nervous System 15.2

TermDefinition
Central Nervous System The division of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
Peripheral Nervous System The division of the nervous system consisting of all of the nerves located outside the central nervous system
Brain The part of the nervous system that controls most functions in the body
Spinal Cord The thick coulmn of nerve tissue that links the brain to most of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system
Cerebellum The part of the brain that coordinates muscle action and helps maintain balance
Brain Stem The part of the nervous system that controls most functions in the body
Somatic Nervous System The group of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls voulantary actions
Autonomic Nervous System The group of nerves in the periphal nervous system that controls invoulantary actions
Reflex An automatic response that occours rapidly and without concious control
Consussion A bruiselike injury of the brain that occours when the soft tissue of the brain colliddes against the skull
Cerebrum The part of the brain that interprets input from the senses, control movement, and carries out complex mental processes
Created by: FuntomFive