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Nervous System Diagram
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Cells that carry information through your nervous system (nerve cells).
A branchlike structures that picks up the nerve impulses; there are many of these in a neuron.
The long structure leading away from the nerve cell body; only one axon per neuron.
The place where a neuron transfers an impulse to another structure.
A thick column of nervous tissue that links the brain to the peripheral nervous system.
peripheral nervous system
Includes all the nerves outside of the central nervous system, which are like the car drivers.
central nervous system
Includes the brain and spinal cord and acts like the traffic cop.
Part of the brain that controls your body's involuntary actions such as your breathing and heartbeat.
Part of the brain that interprets input from your senses, controls movement, and carries out complex mental processes such as learning and remembering.
Part of the brain that coordinates your muscle actions and helps you keep your balance.
The messages that neurons carry.
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