Central Nervous System

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What kind of impulses do descending tracts within the spinal cord carry?

motor

What kind of impulses do ascending tracts within the spinal carry?

sensory

What controls emotional experiences and expression?

limbic system

What are shallow grooves of the brain?

sulci

What is responsible for regulation of the body, such as heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure?

hypothalamus

What controls coordination of skeletal muscles and equilibrium?

cerebellum

What part of the brain was named after its seahorse-like shape and is responsible for memory?

hippocampus

What kind of nerve root carries sensory information into the spinal cord?

dorsal nerve root

What kind of nerve root carries motor information out of the spinal cord?

ventral nerve root

tract that controls pain, temperature, and crude touch on opposite side

lateral spinothalamic

tract that controls crude touch and pressure

anterior spinothalamic

tract that controls discriminating touch and pressure sensations, including vibration, stereognosis, and two-point discrimination; also conscious kinesthesia

fasciculi gracilis and cuneatus

tract that controls unconscious kinesthesia

anterior and posterior spinocerebellar

tract that controls touch that is related to visual reflexes

spinotectal

tract that controls voluntary movement, contraction of individual or small groups of muscles, particularly those moving hands, fingers, feet, and toes of opposite side

lateral corticospinal

tract that controls voluntary movement, contraction of individual or small groups of muscles, particularly those moving hands, fingers, feet, and toes of same side

anterior corticospinal

tract that controls maintainence of posture during movement

reticulospinal

tract that controls coordination of body movement and posture

rubrospinal

tract that controls head and neck movement during visual reflexes

tectospinal

tract that controls coordination of posture/balance

vestibulospinal

Which layer of the meninges is made of fat and blood vessels?

dura mater

Where is cerebrospinal fluid formed?

choroid plexuses

What are the raised areas of the cerebellum?

gyri

What plays a part in sensation, emotion, arousal, alerting, and reflexes?

thalamus

What regulates the body's biological clock?

pineal body

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