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Nervous System

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PNS Peripheral Nervous System
iincludes all of the nerves that extend off the brain and spinal cord. Includes afferent and efferent divisions.
ANS
Automatic Nervous system involuntary functions
Layers of meninges
Dura mater, arachnoid mater, Pia mater.
Dura Mater
Outer brain covering
Arachnoid Mater
Middle
Pia Mater
Outermost
Spinal Cord
Foramen magnum of the occipital bone and continues to the 2nd lumbar vertebrae.
How many pairs of spinal nerves
31
Hypothalamus
forms floor on third floor. automatic nervous control, cardivascular, tempuature control, appetite control emotional state and sleep.
Brainstem
made up of the midbrain, pons and the medula oblengata.
Cerebrum
83% of brian mass. responsible for higher mental thinking and distrubutions of impulses.
Cerebellum
Below and posterior to cerebrum. Coordinates muscular movement, posture, balance, running, and walking.
Fissure
Deep grooves
Sulci
Shallow grooves
Diencephalons
Area between cerebrum and midbrian.
Lobes
Frontal, Pariental, Occipital, Temporal.
Frontal LObe
voluntary motor control, learing, planning, speech
Pariental Lobe
Sensory, distance, size, shape.
Occipital
Vision
Temporal
auditory and olfactory
Pons
Respiratory
Medulla Oblongata
rate and depth of repiration
Midbrian
Upper part of brainstem controls postural reflexes and walking.
Thalamus
gray matter, relay station for sensory incoming and motor outgoing impulses.
Taxia
order or arrange
narco
not mentally alert
Esthesia
without feeling
phasia
formation
plegia
paralysis
Pyscho
mind
Quad
4
Hemi
half
Algesia
pain
Parkinsons
cause- unknown. S&S- stiffness, tremors, muscle movement. Treat-medication. "Shaking Palsy"
TIA
cause- decrease in blood to an area of blood. S&S slurred speech, numbness, vision disturbances.
Alzheimers
Cause- unknown. S&S- loss of memory. Treat- helps control, no cure.
Seizure
Cause- drugs, stress. S&S lapse of consciousness. Treat- Medication
Hematoma
N/A
Down's
Cause- presence of extra chromosome. S&S- short statyre, stubby fingers, large tongue, retardation. Treat- no cure
CVA
Cause- loss of oxygen Treat- helps recover from functional losses.
Quadriplegia
All 4 limps paralysised
Paraplegia
Partially paralysised
Anethesia
drug to put someone to sleep