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chapter 10

veterinary Assistant Career and Medical Terminology

Automatic nervous system
automatic nervous system division of peripheral nervous system that controls and regulates automatic processes related to essential body functions
brainstem part of the brain attached to the spinal cord
central nervous system division of the nervous system that compromises the brain and spinal column which together control peripheral nervous system
cerebellum the part of the brain that maintains balance and posture and coordinates movement
cerebrum part of the brain that is believed to control learning, emotions, and behavior in animals
cochlea part of the inner ear that is the organ of hearing.
cornea transparent part of the iris that allows light rays to enter the eyes and bends them so they van be focused on the retinea
cranial nerves peripheral nerves connected to the brain, which transmit information between it and the sensory organs
hypothalamus part of the brain that regulates body temperature, appetite, digestion sleep and wake cycles and emotional behavior
iris colored part of the eye surrounding the pupil.
lens part of the eye that focuses on objects
nervous system body system that consists of the brain, spinal column, and peripheral nerves which regulates and controls body functions
neurology study of the nervous system and its disorders
olfactory bulb organ that sends information related to the sense of smell from the nose to the brain
peripheral nervous system network of nerves that transmit motor and sensory messages.
pinna visible part of the outer ear, which funnels sound waves into the ear
pupil opening at the center of the eye
retina part of the eye containing light sensitive rod and cone cells that are responsible for peripheral, color, and central vision
somatic nervous system division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the movement of muscles
spinal nerves peripheral nerves connected to the spinal cord, which provide sensation and muscle control in the neck, trunk and limbs
thalamus part of the brain that receives and sends most sensory stimuli except smell to the cerebral cortex.
tympanic membrane part of the ear that transmits sound waves to the middle ear by vibrating also called the eardrum.
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