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Nervous System

6th Grade Life Science

Bundle of nerve cells nerve
Body system that sends electrical messages throughout the body; controls all other body systems. nervous system
Groups of organs that work together to perform a specific task organ system
Bruise on the surface of the brain that can cause temporary problems such as headache, drowsiness, and confusion. concussion
Loss of ability to feel or move part of the body. paralysis
Chemical element, such as calcium or potassium, that is needed for body processes. mineral
Organic compound needed in small amounts for the body to function properly. vitamin
Disease caused by injury to the developing brain that results in impaired muscle coordination. cerebral palsy
Infection of the brain that can cause fever, headache, drowsiness, and confusion. encephalitis
Disease that causes seizures, a period of lost consciousness that may include violent muscle contractions. eplilepsy
Infection of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. meningitis
Severe type of headache that occurs when blood vessels in the head expand. migraine
Condition that causes swelling of the brain; can occur among young people who take aspirin when they have a viral infection. Reye's syndrome
Mass of cells that grows out of control. tumor
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