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Nervous/Endocrine

Nervous and Endocrine System Vocab

TermDefinition
Nervous System Made up of 3 parts - the brain, spinal cord, and all of the nerves in the body
Spinal Cord Extension off of the brain that runs down your back
Impulse Electrochemical message that travels along a nerve
Stimulus Any internal or external change that causes a response by your body
Response Your body's reaction to a stimulus
Brain Control center of the nervous system
Axon The long part of the nerve cell
Cell body Part of a neuron that contains the nucleus
Dendrites The finger like parts of the nerve cell that messages pass through
Neuron Nerve cell
Nerve A bundle of one of more neurons that carry messages throughout the body
Regulation The way your body controls its internal environment (another word for homeostasis
Endocrine System A system of glands to produce hormones to regulate the body's activities - sends messages SLOWLY through the bloodstream
Glands Organs that are part of the endocrine system, which make and secrete (give off) hormones
Circulatory System System made up of the heart, blood vessels & blood. It carries hormones to their target tissues (also carries many other chemicals & special cells)
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