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5 Matching questions

  1. cerebellum
  2. somatic nervous system
  3. basal ganglila
  4. peripheral nervous system
  5. depolarization
  1. a works with cerebellum and cortex for smooth and coordinated body movements
  2. b the nerves that bring messages from the body to the spinal cord together with the nerves that send messages out from the spinal cord to the body
  3. c the nerves that serve the senses that go to the skeletal muscles
  4. d the part of the brain attached to the back of the brainstem. Its main job is to control coordinated body movements
  5. e the process that occurs as positively charged sodium ions enter a neuron and the inside of the cell becomes more positively charged

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the branches at the end of the axon of a neuron that send a chemical signal to a muscle, an organ, or to another neuron
  2. a gland in the brain that is sometimes called the "master gland" because it releases hormones that influence other glands in the body
  3. the brain area just at the top of the spinal cord where the brain and spinal cord meet. it includes a number of regions responsible for basic body functions.
  4. a brain area that serves as a relay center for the senses
  5. a rare genetic disorder that causes a person's hypothalamus to malfunction. the sufferer has an insatiable appetite, always feeling hungry. Other problems include shortness, low muscle tone, and mental retardation

5 True/False questions

  1. dendritesthe brain area just at the top of the spinal cord where the brain and spinal cord meet. it includes a number of regions responsible for basic body functions.

          

  2. myelinthe white, fatty substance that surrounds portions of the axon of a neuron

          

  3. multiple sclerosisa rare genetic disorder that causes a number of problems including cognitive difficulties

          

  4. autonomic nervous systemthe nerves that serve the senses that go to the skeletal muscles

          

  5. Williams syndromea rare genetic disorder that causes a person's hypothalamus to malfunction. the sufferer has an insatiable appetite, always feeling hungry. Other problems include shortness, low muscle tone, and mental retardation

          

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