Upgrade to remove ads
Nervous system Vocab
Terms in this set (14)
A nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
Long fiber that carries impulses away from the cell body of a neuron
Branchlike parts of a neuron that are specialized to receive information.
tiny space separating a knob of a transmitting neuron from a receiving neuron or other cell
sodium potassium pump
Process by which ATP is used to move sodium ions out of the cell and potassium ions back into the cell; completely restores the resting conditions of the neuron.
All or none
Depolarization reaches certain threshold, and voltage gated channels open. Action potential occurs and the size and amplitude always stay the same
collection of nerve cell bodies
Sympathetic Nervous system
Fight or flight
activates body during emergency situations (fight or flight response)
Autonomic Nervous system
The part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions that are not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes.
enteric nervous system
Is the nervous system that is found in the digestive tract: it innervates smooth muscle and glands.
the process by which axons become coated with myelin, a fatty substance that speeds the transmission of nerve impulses from neuron to neuron
Chemicals that transmit information from one neuron to another
the formation of new neurons
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Greek and Latin Set 7
Nervous System Test Review
prefixes and suffixes 1
Nervous System part 2 Vocab
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
AP Psychology Zimbardo Chapter 3
Anatomy Exam 3 (Chapters 10-11)
The Nervous System
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
AP Biology Chapter 24
bio chapter 24
Anatomy Chp. 6