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Nervous System 1.

Nervous System Vocab

Skull/Cranium Protects the brain from injury.
Dendrite The part of the brain that receives impulses.
Axon The part of the neuron that conducts nerve impulses away from the body.
Synapse The gap between the dendrite of one neuron and the axon ending of another neuron.
Spinal Cord Connects the brain to the peripheral nerves.
Neuron A nerve cell.
Backbone/vertebrae Protects the spinal cord.
Cerebrum * The part of the brain that controls the thinking process.
Cerebellum * The part of the brain that controls balance and coordination.
Medulla Controls the circulatory , respiratory , and digestive systems.
Nervous System Enables us to react to our enviorment.
Tissue A group of similar cells that preform the same function.
Reflex Automatic reaction to a stimulus.
Automatic Nervous system (ANS) Subsystem of the peripheral nervous system that controls all involuntary body processes.
Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) carries messages between central nervous system and the rest of the body.
Brain central organ of the nervous system.
Myelin Sheath a shiny white insulating covering over some nerve fibers.
EEG A machine that records brain wave patterns.
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