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Science Vocab Words

TermDefinition
Central Nervous System Nerve tissue that controls the activity in your body
Peripheral Nervous System The nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord
Dendrite A branched out part of a nerve cell that delivers impulses to the cell body
Pituitary Gland A tiny organ, the size of a pea, controls your hormones
Sensory Neurons Nervous system responsible for converting external stimuli
Hypothalamus Controls body temperature
Neuron A nerve that carries nerve impulse information
Motor Neuron A nerve cell forming part of a pathway
Thalamus Grey matter lying between the cerebral hemisphere
Axon The long thread- like part of a nerve cell
Inter neuron A neuron which transmits impulses between neurons
Brain Stem Controls the messages from the brain and the rest of the body
Nerve transmits impulses of sensation
Synapse The space between nerve cells
Brain Controls the body
Cerebrum Front part of your brain
Spinal Cord Bundle of nerve tissue
Medulla The inside of an organ
Olfactory cells Nerve cells in the nasal passages
Taste Buds Nerve cells of the tongue
Created by: Makayla101405