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Nervous and Chemical Control

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nervous system
A ____________ ______________ is made of cells and organs that let an animal detect changes and respond to them.
neurons
Nerve cells are called ___________.
nerve
A __________ is many neurons bunched together.
Dendrites
_____________ are parts of the neuron that receive messages from nearby neurons.
synapse
A ____________ is a small space between the axon of one neuron and the dendrite of a nearby neuron.
brain
The brain __________ is the organ that sends and recieves messages to and from all body parts.
spinal cord
Your __________ ___________ is the part that carries messages from the brain to body nerves or from body nerves to the brain
cerebrum
The ___________ is the brain part that controls thought, reason, and the senses.
cerebellum
The ________________ is the brain part that helps make your movements smooth and graceful, rather than robotlike.