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Nervous System

TermDefinition
Central Nervous System brain & spinal cord
Peripheral Nervous System all parts of nervous system EXCEPT brain & spinal cord
Neuron nerve cell that sends and receives electrical impulses
Parts of a Neuron axon, dendrite, cell body, nucleus, axon terminal
Sensory Neurons gather info about what is happening in and around body
Motor Neurons send impulses from brain and spinal cord to other parts of body
Somatic Nervous System neurons under your conscious control
Autonomic Nervous System controls body functions you don't think about
Brain main control center
Cerebrum largest part of brain; where you think & memories are stored
Cerebellum part of brain that controls balance & controls sensory information
Medulla controls involuntary processes (ex. blood pressure, heart rate, etc...)
Spinal cord surrounded by protective bones called vertebrae
Spinal Cord Injury may block info to and from the brain
Created by: jamred86