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A&P CH9 word parts

A&P CH9 Nervous system

TermDefinition
ax- (axle) axon: cylindrical nerve fiber that carries impulses away from a neuron cell body
dendr- (tree) dendrite: branched nerve cell process that serves as a receptor surface of a neuron
funi- (small cord or fiber) funiculus: major nerve tract or bundle of myelinated nerve cell axons within the spinal cord
gangli- (a swelling) ganglion: mass of neuron cell bodies
-lemm (rind or peel) neurilemma: sheath that surrounds the myelin of a nerve cell axon
mening- (membrane) meninges: membranous coverings of the brain and spinal cord
moto- (moving) motor neuron: neuron that stimulates a muscle to contract or a gland to secrete
peri- (all around) peripheral nervous system: portion of the nervous system that consists of nerves branching from the brain and spinal cord
plex- (interweaving) choroid plexus: mass of specialized capillaries associated with spaces in the brain
sens- (feeling) sensory neuron: sensory receptor that stimulates a neuron to conduct impulses into the brain or spinal cord
syn- (together) synapse: junction between two neurons
ventr- (belly or stomach) ventricle: fluid-filled space within the brain
Created by: djhockett5