Central Nervous System
The portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
Peripheral Nervous System
The sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body.
Autonomic Nervous System
This nervous system provides involuntary control over smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and glands.
Somatic Nervous System
The division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system.
The junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle.
The bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body.
Contains the nucleus, where most of the molecules the neuron needs to survive and function is manufactured.
Long, thin fibers that transmit signals away from the neuron cell body to other neurons or to muscles and glands.
That part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers.
A major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain.
Taste - buds in tongue, touch receptors in dermis, hearing - ear, eye - sight - part of peripharal nervous system.