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Module 4 Psych

What makes up the Brainstem Pons + Medulla
Nervous System Neurons communicating with neurotransmitter make this up
Central Nervous System Brain and spinal cord
Peripheral Nervous System responsible for gathering information and for transmitting CNS decisions to other body parts
Nerves electrical cables formed from bundles of axons
Sensory Neurons carry messages from the body's tissues and sensory receptors inward to the brain and spinal cord for processing
Motor Neurons carry instructions from the central nervous system outward to the body's muscles and glands
Interneurons Sensory and motor output Information is processed through these
Somatic nervous system Enables voluntary control of our skeletal muscles
Autonomic Nervous System regulates involuntary physiologic processes including heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, digestion, and sexual arousal
Sympathetic Nervous System arouses and expends energy
parasympathetic nervous system conserving energy as it calms you
Reflexes automatic responses to stimuli
Endocrine system A second communication system interconnected with the nervous system
Hormones travel through the bloodstream and affect other tissues, including the brain.
Adrenal Glands these release epinephrine and norepinephrine (adrenaline and noradrenaline)
Pituitary Glands The most influential endocrine gland
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