Nervous System, nervous system

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Nervous system
the body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Neuron
Another name for nerve cell
Axon
A threadlike extension of a neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body.
Dendrite
Branchlike parts of a neuron that are specialized to receive information.
Cerebrum
Area of the brain responsible for all voluntary activities of the body
Cerebellum
part of the brain that deals with Balance and coordination
brain stem
3 inch long stalk of nerve cells
medulla oblongata
regulates heartbeat reflexes and respiratory
pons
breathing muscles of eyes and face
mid brain
controls eyeball movement, pupil size,turning head
thalamus
sensory from eyes, ears
hypothalamus
body temp. appetite sleep and emotions
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