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carries messages from the bodys tissues and sensory organs and send them to the spinal cord for processing.
neurons that carry outgoing information from the brain and spinal cord to muscles and glands
"neurons" specialized nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord that acts as a link betweek the sensory neurons and motor neurons
Electromyography- a test that measures the electrical activity in muscles
CSF test/spinal tap
Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid- a test that involves collecting spinal fluid.
A type of x-ray that scans the head from multiple angles to create a three-dimensional picture of the head.
A scan that uses magnetic fields, radio waves, and a computer to create a detailed, three-dimensional image.
A branch extending from a neuron that receives signals from another neuron through a synapse.
A fatty substance that surrounds the axon and increases the speed at which signals travel.
The long extension from a nerve cell along which signals travel.
Nerve cells that pass signals from the brain or spinal cord to a muscle or gland.
Nerve cells that receive external stimuli from the body's environment and pass that signal through nerves to the central nervous system.
Peripheral Nervous System
nerves outside of brain and spinal cord
Central Nervous System
brain + spinal cord
Chemicals that assist in passing a signal through the synaps