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nervousch15

organs of the central nervous system

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major portion of the central nervous system brain
controls skeletal muscles, interprets general senses cerebrum
spaces within the brain that contain a fluid called cerebrospinal fluid ventricles
located under the posterior portion of the cerbrum cerebellum
stemlike portion of the brain that connects with the spinal cord brainstem
bridge pons
control respiration, heart rate, and muscles in the blood vessel walls medulla oblongata
most superior portion of the brainstem midbrain
clear, colorless fluid contained in the ventricles cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
passes through the ertebral canal extending from the medulla oblongata spinal cord
three layers of membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord meninges
tough outer layer of teh meninges dura mater
delicate middle layer of the meninges arachnoid
thin inner layer of meninges pia mater
cordlike structure that carries impulses nerve
group of nerve cell bodies located outside ganglion
cells that form support and nourish nervous tissue glia
conducts nerve impulses to carry out the function neuron
Created by: Gadley