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space through a nervous impulse is transmitted from one neuron to another or from a neuron to another cell such as a muscle or gland cell
Thick, outermost layer of the meninges surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord (latin for hard mother)
lower portion of the brain that connects the cerebrum with the spinal cord. The pons ad medulla oblongata are part of the brainstem.
microscopic branching fiber of a nerve cell that is the first part to receive the nervous impulse.
a glial cell that lines membranes within the brain and spinal cord and helps form cerebrospinal fluid
sheet of nerve cells that produces a round fold on the surface of the cerebral cortex; convolution
macroscopic cordlike collection of fibers (axons and dendrites) that carry electrical impulses
involuntary, autonomic nerves that regulate normal body functions such as heart rate, breathing, and muscles of gastrointestinal tract
part of the brain anterior to the cerebellum and between the medulla and the rest of the midbrain. It is a bridge connecting various parts of the brain
connective and supporting tissue of an organ. glial cells are the stromal tissue of the brain.
tenth cranial nerve; its branches reach to the larynx, trachea, bronci, lungs, aorta, esohagus, and stomach.
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