Nervous & Endocrine Systems

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Nervous System

brain, spinal cord, nerves

Brain

that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers

Spinal Cord

cord of nerve tissue that conducts messages between the brain and the peripheral nerves

Neuron

a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

Axon

long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron

Dendrite

short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron

Endocrine Sytem

decreased production of thyroid stimulating hormone (hypothyroidism) and Decreased metabolic rate

Hormone

chemical substance secreted by endocrine glands that affect body processes

Gland

an organ of the body that secretes one or more hormones

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