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Flo's TNS

Divisions of the Nervous System

QuestionAnswer
What is the main functioning unit of the CNS, located in the skull and containing many neurons? Brain
Name the system of nerves that includes the brain and spinal cord. Central Nervous System (CNS)
Name the system of nerves that connect the CNS to body tissue;(the nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord) Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
What is the middle layer of the meninges; (resembles a spiderweb)? Arachnoid Membrane
Name the covering of the brain located closest to the skull and vertebral column. Dura Mater
Name the covering of the brain located closest to the brain and spinal column that is delicate tissue rich with small blood vessels. Pia Mater
What is the system controlled by the CNS, mainly the cortex, hypothalmus, and medulla, and is responsible for involuntary action of muscles and glands? Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
What is a system of nerves that transmits impulses to skeletal muscles and is responsible for reflex action? Somatic Nervous System
Name the reaction by the sympathetic nervous system that responds quickly to stressful situations. "Fight or Flight" response
What is it called when the body is in a state of balance? Homeostasis
Name the reaction by the parasympathetic nervous system that returns the body back to balance. "Rest and Digest" response
Created by: crdb04