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5 Matching questions

  1. What is the autonomic nervous system?
  2. Hormones
  3. Synapse
  4. Name the three parts of the brain we discussed.
  5. Myelin sheath
  1. a Chemicals produced in your glands and which are messengers. These chemicals travel through the blood stream telling cells or organs what to do and when to do it
  2. b The fatty tissue wrapped around an axon that allows information to travel more quickly down the axon
  3. c The very tiny space between the axon terminal of one neuron and the dendrite of another
  4. d It is the part of the nervous system that covers the involuntary activities of your body.
  5. e Cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The most important cells in the nervous system. They receive, store and process information, as well as send messages throughout the body
  2. Contains nerves that spread out from the central nervous system to the outer edges of the body
  3. A gland which sits on top of your kidney and releases the hormone epinephrine, which tells the cells to release any sugar stored up when you need to run away or fight (flight or fight response)
  4. Connects the brain to the spinal cord and controls things like your breathing and heartbeat
  5. The system that operates through hormones to coordinate and control many of the activities that go on in your body

5 True/False questions

  1. Autonomic nervous systemThe part of the peripheral nervous system that works automatically. It controls your smooth muscles so your organs can function without your thinking about them.


  2. GlandA special organ in your body that produces a chemical which your body needs


  3. AxonThe part of the neuron that transmits information from the nucleus to the different parts of the body


  4. What part of a neuron receives information?The dendrite


  5. Thymus GlandThe gland which is on the front of the neck and produces a hormone that speeds up the rate at which cells burn their fuel for energy


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