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5 Matching Questions

  1. Adrenal Gland
  2. Interneuron
  3. Myelin sheath
  4. What does a motor neuron do?
  5. Hormones
  1. a A type of neuron that is found between (and connects) other neurons
  2. b 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)
  3. c 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
  4. d It sends information from the brain or spinal cord to the muscles and organs of the body, telling them what to do.
  5. e The fatty tissue wrapped around an axon that allows information to travel more quickly down the axon

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The gland that helps the body's defense system by producing hormones responsible for the development of a certain type of white blood cell
  2. one of the "arms" of a neuron that reaches out in many directions and gathers information
  3. The part of the neuron that contains the nucleus and receives information from the dendrites
  4. The folded outer part of your cerebrum
  5. A function of the brain that sorts and processes information, making it understandable and usable

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. Nervous SystemThe system that operates through hormones to coordinate and control many of the activities that go on in your body


  3. CerebellumThe "little brain" that controls your complex muscle movements, helping you to maintain balance


  4. What part sends the information on its way?The axon


  5. What is the somatic nervous system?It is the part of the nervous system that covers the involuntary activities of your body.


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