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Central Nervous System

The central nervous system (CNS) is that portion of the vertebrae nervous system that is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Together with the peripheral nervous system (PNS), the other major portion of the nervous system, the CNS coordinates the body's interaction with the environment. The CNS is contained within the dorsal cavity, with the brain in the cranial subcavity (the skull), and the spinal cord in the spinal cavity (within the vertebral column). Then human nervous system is the most...

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Central Nervous System

Central Nervous System In the movie the Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow desperately wanted a brain. He opened his lips, blinked his eyes, shook his head and said, “I haven’t got a brain, I’ve only got straw.” The reason for the emphasizing of his actions is because without a brain, those functions are not possible. The brain is the center of the entire body. It controls what we do and how we do it. The brain is the center of the central nervous system along with the spleen. It consists of 100...

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Central Nervous System Stimulants

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS Definition Stimulants are a substance which tends to increase behavioral activity when administered. Primary action of a diverse group of pharmacologic agents – adverse effect associated with many drugs. Signs and symptoms * Elevate Mood * Increase Motor Activity * Increase Alertness * Decrease need for Sleep *In case of overdose lead to convulsion and death. Mode of Action * Block neurotransmitters...

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Central Nervous System Explained

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM The Brain -recap * The brain receives signals from inside and outside the body. * It keeps the basic, body functions such as heart beat rate, breathing rate and temperature control ticking over, without us having to think about it. * It also allows us to decide to do things like running and walking and many more complex tasks. It is where our personalities and moods and emotions come from. * The brain of a human being makes up about one-fiftieth of...

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The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and a complex network of neurons. This system is responsible for sending, receiving, and interpreting information from all parts of the body. The nervous system monitors and coordinates internal organ function and responds to changes in the external environment. This system can be divided into two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Let's take a look at the central nervous system. Central Nervous System The...

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Gross Anatomy of the Central Nervous System

Gross Anatomy of the Central Nervous System Laszlo Vass, Ed.D. Version 42-0011-00-01 Lab RepoRt assistant This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information in an editable file which...

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Nervous System

1/13/2014 Nervous System The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Animals with backbones and spinal columns have a central and a peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and retina. The peripheral nervous system consists of sensory neurons, ganglia and nerves that connect to one another and to the central nervous system. (https://campus...

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Nervous System and Body

is the Nervous System? The nervous system is an organ system that is a network of nerves and fibers that nerve impulses between different parts of the body, and is responsible for sending, receiving and processing. All the organs and functions rely upon these nerve impulses to function. It’s an example of the body’s master control unit. The nervous system is the control and communication system of your body. its job is to send and receive messages to your body. the nervous system controls...

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Rabies: A Viral Disease that Affects the Central Nervous System

Rabies Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The genus Lyssavirus contains more than 80 viruses. Classic rabies, the focus of this article, is the prototypical human Lyssavirus pathogen. There are 10 viruses in the rabies serogroup, most of which only rarely cause human disease. The genus Lyssavirus, rabies serogroup, includes the classic rabies virus, Mokola virus, Duvenhage virus, Obodhiang virus, Kotonkan virus, Rochambeau virus, European bat Lyssavirus types...

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Nervous and Digestive System

internal organs, monitoring information from the autonomic nervous system Basic functional cell of nervous system Transmits impulses (up to 250 mph) Parts of a Neuron Dendrite – receive stimulus and carries it impulses toward the cell body Cell Body with nucleus – nucleus & most of cytoplasm Axon – fiber which carries impulses away from cell body Schwann Cells- cells which produce myelin or fat layer in the Peripheral Nervous System Myelin sheath – dense lipid layer which insulates the...

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