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Nervous & Endocrine Systems

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Nervous System
brain, spinal cord, nerves
Brain
that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers
Spinal Cord
cord of nerve tissue that conducts messages between the brain and the peripheral nerves
Neuron
a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
Axon
long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
Dendrite
short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron
Endocrine Sytem
decreased production of thyroid stimulating hormone (hypothyroidism) and Decreased metabolic rate
Hormone
chemical substance secreted by endocrine glands that affect body processes
Gland
an organ of the body that secretes one or more hormones

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