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Nervous system

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Two divisions in the ANS Sympathetic division Parasympathetic division
Sympathetic division: prepares body to deal with immediate threats. Flight-or-fight response.
Parasympathetic division coordinates bodies normal resting activities. Called the "rest-and-repair" division.
Neuroglia: types/functions Glia cells helps support neurons. 5 major types
Microglia small, stationary cells usually in inflamed brain tissue. -they enlarge and carry out phagocytosis (engulfing inflammatory products)
Ependymal cells (in CNS) -form thin fluid-filled cavities in the CNS -some produce the actual fluid, others just aid in circulation of the fluid
Divisions of the Nervous system: CNS, PNS, ANS:
Ependymal cells (in CNS) -form thin fluid-filled cavities in the CNS -some produce the actual fluid, others just aid in circulation of the fluid
Afferent (sensory neurons) conduct impulses to spinal cord or brain.
Efferent motor) neurons: conduct impulses away from spinal cord or brain toward muscles or glandular tissues
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