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regulation vocab

TermDefinition
Regulation allow living things to adapt to their environment and maintain homeostasis
Stimulus something that causes an action
Neuron a cell in the nervous system
Impulse the signal that travels along the length of a fiber and ends in the release of neurotransmitters
Effector a molecule that binds to a protein and regulates the activity
Receptors the protein that RECEIVES the chemical signals
Response any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus
neurotransmitters a chemical that is released from a nerve cell
Irritability is the excitatory ability that living organisms have to respond to changes in their environment
Dendrites receive stimulation on order for the cell to become active
Cyton contain the nucleus and excluding its process
Axon conducts impulses AWAY from the body
Hormones a chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs
Glands secrete substances into the bloodstream
Target cells has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody
Hyposecretion production of a secretion at a slow rate
Hypersecretion over amount of productions of a secretion
Feedback mechanism a loop system
relflex an immediate involuntary action to a stimulus
Crebrumn processes complex sensory information
Cerebellum involved in central regulation of movement
Medulla Oblongata a continuation of the spinal cord within the skull;controls the heart and lungs
Created by: arianajade_26