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division of autonomic nervous system; calms body - slows heartbeat but stimulates digestion
arouses body for action by increasing heart rate and respiratory rate to increase oxygen supply to brain and muscles
junction between two nerve cells, or a nerve fiber and its target cell where electricacl impulses are transmitted between cells
the most posterior area of the brain located between the midbrain and cerebral hemispheres; motor control
front area of cereral hemisphere; responsible for intellect, planning, problem solving and voluntary motor control of muscles
fluid formed in the ventricles of the brain and surrounds the brain and spinal cord
mass of gray matter under the ventricle in each cerebral hemisphere ; receives all sensory impulses and channels them to different regions for interpretation
an endocrine gland in the floor and wall of third ventricle in the brain - regulates blood pressure, body temp, h2o and electrolyte balance
most common form of dementia - nerve cells in areas of the brain associated with memory and cognition are replaced by clumps and tangles...
inflammation of gray matter of the spinal cord leading to paralysis of limbs and muscles of respiratory
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