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  1. is made up of nerve cells that send messages between the CNS and other parts of the body
  2. are nerve cells that run through our entire bodies and communicate with each other; each of us has 100 billion of these, most of which are in the brain
  3. regulates the body's vital functions, such as heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and blood pressure; we generally do not think of these activities
  4. thin fibers branching out from the cell body; they receive info from other neurons and pass the message through the cell body; carries info to the cell body
  5. is a junction between the axon terminals of one neuron and the dendrites of another; messages only travel in one direction

4 True/False Questions

  1. spinal cordis a column of nerves about as thick as a thumb that extends from the brain down the back. It's protected by the bones of the spine and transmits messages between the brain and the muscles and glans in the body

          

  2. neurotransmittersare nerve cells that run through our entire bodies and communicate with each other; each of us has 100 billion of these, most of which are in the brain

          

  3. somatic nervous systemregulates the body's vital functions, such as heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and blood pressure; we generally do not think of these activities

          

  4. nervous systemtransmits sensory messages to the central nervous system. Its function is to carry messages from voluntary muscles and sense organs

          

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