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What is the division of the autonomic Nervous System that is involved with the relaxation response?
What division of the autonomic nervous system stimulates the alarm, or 'fight or flight' reaction?
What are impulse conducting cells that possess properties of excitability and conductibility?
Nodes of Ranvier
What are the gaps located at intervals along myelinated axons that increase their rate of conduction?
What is the division of the peripheral nervous system that is involuntary and controls organs, glands etc?
What is the fat and protein insulating substance around some neurons that assists conduction?
central nervous system
What division of the nervous system contains the brain, spinal cord, cerebrospinal fluid and meninges?
peripheral nervous system
What division of the nervous system contains the cranial and spinal nerves?
What are chemical that facilitate, arouse or inhibit transmission of nerve impulses?
What is the clear fluid called that circulates around the brain and spinal cord?
What is the most inferior part of the brain stem which contains the respiratory, cardiac and vaso-motor centers?
What is the general term for receptors that respond to changes in muscle length, tension and body position?
Sensory and motor input, interpretation, intelligence and emotion
What are the functions of the nervous system?
What is the semi-permeable wall of capillaries that helps prevent passage of some drugs into the central nervous system?
What is the smallest, simplest portion of the nervous system capable of receiving a stimuli and yielding a response? (1 afferent and 1 efferent)
Golgi Tendon Organs
Which receptors are activated by tension and stretch and respond by inhibiting contraction?
What type of receptors respond to fast, ballistic stretching and cause reflexive contraction?
What are the sac-like structurs in the synaptic bulbs that produce and store neurotrasmitters?
What type of receptor detects changes in smells, tastes, and changes in blood chemistry?
What's the connective tissue that supports, nourishes, protects, insulates and organizes neurons?
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