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CPHS Brain 1A

CPHS Adv. Psych Brain 1A

Corpus Callosum Band of nerve fibers that connects the two cerebral hemispheres and coordinates their activities.
Parasympathetic Division Branch of the autonomic nervous system; it calms and relaxes the body.
Reticular Formation Network of neurons in the hindbrain, midbrain, and part of the forebrain whose primary function is to alert and arouse the higher parts of the brain.
Hormones Chemical substances released by the endocrine glands; they help regulate bodily activities.
Limbic System Ring of structures around the brain stem; it plays a role in learning and emotional behavior.
Endocrine Glands Glands of the endocrine system that release hormones into the bloodstream
Spinal Cord Complex cable of neurons that runs down the spine, connecting the brain to most of the rest of the body.
Thyroid Gland Endocrine gland located below the voice box; it produces the hormone thyroxin.
Somatic Nervous System The part of the peripheral nervous system that carries messages from the senses to the central nervous system and between the central nervous system and the skeletal muscles.
Thyroxin Hormone that regulates the body's rate of metabolism.
Autonomic Nervous System the
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