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Alcohol & Your Brain
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A substance also called ethanol, found in drinks like beer, wine, and liquor, that can make a person drunk. Drinking alcohol is illegal and dangerous for anyone under the age of 21.
The study of the brain and nervous system.
A chemical substance that carries a message from one neuron to another.
A system in your body that is made up of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This system
sends messages between the brain and other parts of your body that are responsible for
controlling movement and feeling.
A nerve cell; a special cell that carries messages between the brain and other parts of the body.
A neurotransmitter that stimulates brain activity; makes brain functions more active.
A neurotransmitter that slows down brain activity.
A chemical substance that can boost the effects of other chemicals in the brain.
A chemical substance that reduces the effects of other chemicals in the brain.
Central Nervous System
The central nervous system is made up of your brain and spinal cord. The brain sends information to different parts of your body through the spinal cord, via neurotransmitters.
The main path for information, connecting the brain with other parts of the body. The spinal cord is made up of nerve fibers that run through the spine.
Damaged or weakened.
The amount of time is takes to respond to something.
The part of the brain that sits at the back of the skull, right above the brainstem. It controls balance and movement, and even the way you speak!
The ability to move different parts of your body in a smooth and easy manner.
Our abilities to control our movements, both physical
The wrinkly, outer-layer of a large portion of the brain, divided into sections called lobes. It allows you to use your
five senses, control your body, make decisions, and more!
To make something possible or easy; to make someone or something able to do something.
To become aware of something, usually through your senses.
To change in response to something.
Part of the brain that is thought to be the center of emotion and memory.
A complex system of nerves and networks in the brain.
The power or process of remembering what has happened or what has been learned.
The Process of getting something back that was stored elsewhere.
This body system is in charge of slower body processes, like cell growth. Made up of glands and hormones.
The major endocrine gland attached to the base of the brain. Controls growth, development, and functions of other glands.
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