5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- nervous system
- sympathetic nervous system
- a the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations.
- b sleep disorder in which a person has uncontrollable sleep attacks, sometimes lapsing directly into REM sleep.
- c recurring problems in falling or staying asleep.
- d the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron.
- e the body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
5 Multiple choice questions
- the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream.
- "morphine within"-natural, opiatelike neurotransmitters linked to pain control to pleasure.
- portion of the cerebral cortex lying just behind the forehead; involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments.
- the brain and spinal cord.
- neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous to the muscles and glands.
5 True/False questions
thalamus → a neural structure lying below the thalamus; directs several maintenance activities (eating, drinking, body temperature), helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion.
dendrites → neuron extensions that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body.
sleep apnea → periodic, natural, reversible loss of consciousness-as distinct from unconsciousness resulting from a coma, general anesthesia, or hibernation.
hypothalamus → area at the top of the brainstem; directs sensory messages to the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla.
neurotransmitters → neuron-produced chemicals that cross synapses to carry messages to other neurons or cells.