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A cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
A message carried by neurons to one part of the body from another.
Chemical messengers that traverse the synaptic gaps between neurons.
A junction where information is transmitted from one neuron to the next.
Branchlike parts of a neuron that are specialized to receive information.
Neurons that carry incoming information from the sense receptors to the CNS.
CNS neurons that internally communicate and intervene between the sensory inputs and motor outputs
Neurons that carry outgoing information from the CNS to the muscles and glands.
Largest part of brain, associated with higher order functioning including control of voluntary behaviour, e.g. Thinking, planning, perceiving, understanding language.
Coordination, posture, motor memory, movement, rote learning
Base of brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing
A major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain
Peripheral Nervous System
A division of the nervous system consisting of all nerves that are not part of the brain or spinal cord.
Central Nervous System
A subdivision of the human nervous system comprising the brain and spinal cord. Transmits & receives messages to & from the PNS
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