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psych U3M10

nervous and endocrine systems,

Whole layout of the nervous system? (A)Central nervous system, (B)peripheral nervous system, (B1)somatic, (B2)autonomic, (B2a)sympathetic, and (B2b)parasympathetic
define: nervous system the body's electrochemical network
spinal cord decision maker in the central nervous system
afferent sensory nerves sending info to the brain
location of pancreas between stomach and small intestine
interneurons messages between neurons
define a neural network groups of neurons that work together
how does a pain reflex mvmt work afferents travel to the spinal cord, the interneurons activate efferents that lead to muscles. none of this has anything to do with the brain.
what is the job of the afferents/efferents reflexes that automatically respond to pain
job of the peripheral nervous system connects the central nervous system to all other parts of the body
job of the SOmatic system has afferent/efferent neurons; voluntary actions
location of pineal gland middle of the brain
job of the sympathetic system aroused; energy; fight or flight; tension
location of thyroid gland below voice box
define the endocrine system communication system where glands secrete hormones in the blood and influence the brain and behavior
job of hormones organizes nervous system and body tissue in developmental stages
pituitary gland job largest number of hormones and effect on nervous system. influences blood pressure, body growth, sexual behavior, thirst
thyroid gland regulates body's rate of metabolism; alertness, energy, fat, skinny
too much of thyroxin results in? over excited, insomnia, ADHD
location of adrenal glands above kidneys
job of the pancreas controls levels of sugar in blood (insulin and glucagon)
too much insulin results in? hypoglycemia (fatigue)
what hormones do the gonals produce testosterone and estrogen; influences human development, sex characteristics
job of adrenal glands react to stress
location of pituitary gland underside of brain, connected to hypothalamus
job of the parasympathetic system conserving energy, calming
job of AUTOmatic system sends messages to and from the central nervous system for things involving breathing, digestion, circulation, emotions
efferent motor nerves sending info from the brain
job of the pineal gland releases melatonin, which controls sleep and wake cycles
cortisol increases blood sugar
adrenocortitrophic (ACTH) hormone that prolongs response to stress
Created by: allyson.lee