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Nervous System

11: Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue Study guide Functions and Divisions of the Nervous System 1. List the basic functions of the nervous system. 2. Explain the structural and functional divisions of the nervous system. Histology of Nervous Tissue 3. List the types of neuroglia and cite their functions. 4. Define neuron, describe its important structural components, and relate each to a functional role. 5. Differentiate between a nerve and a tract...

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Nervous System

 -We have 2 parts in our nervous system: The central nervous system (CNS) is the nerves in our brain and spinal chord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is a network of nerve cells in the rest of our body. -Our nervous system detects stimuli and allows us to react to them. -Stimulus: a change, action or occurrence in the environment that can cause an organism to respond. Eg. Light, noise, pressure… How do we detect stimuli? -We have sensory organs that detect particular stimuli eg. Skin ...

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Nervous System

The Nervous System The nervous system is the most complex part of the body, as they govern our thoughts, feelings, and bodily functions. It is an important factor in science because it can lead to new discoveries for cures or diseases. The studies of the nervous system helped lower death rates from heart disease, stroke, accidents, etc. The nervous system is a network of neurons (nerve cells) that that sends information to the brain to be analyzed. Neurons live both in and outside the central...

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NERVOUS SYSTEM

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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Nervous System

NERVOUS SYSTEM The human body’s activities are regulated by two systems – the nervous system and the endocrine system. Although both systems control body functions, their methods differ. The nervous system is the body's information gatherer, storage center and control system. Its primary function is to collect information about the external conditions in relation to the body's external state, to analyze this information, and to initiate appropriate responses to satisfy certain needs; the most...

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Nervous System

Nervous System Review Sheet 1. List three functions of the nervous system and give a specific example of each. • Reception of stimuli from environment (internal or external) and relay of info to CNS (Sensory division of PNS) – e.g. Receptors in your ear send a signal to the brain when the bell rings. • Integration of stimuli to decide on a response (CNS) – e.g. Your brain receives the signal that the bell is ringing, along with signals from your eyes that tell you it is time for class...

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Nervous System

Nervous System Functions of the Nervous System 1. Detect changes and feel sensations 2. Initiate responses to changes 3. Organize and store information Divisions 1. Central Nervous System – brain and spinal cord 2. Peripheral Nervous System – cranial nerves and spinal nerves (relays info to/from the CNS) - Autonomic Nervous System Nerve Tissue – neurons (nerve fibers) and specialized cells (Schwann, neuroglia) 1. Neuron cell body contains the nucleus; cell bodies are in the CNS or trunk;...

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Drugs and the Nervous System Notes

Drugs and the nervous system Neurotransmitters within the body include excitatory and inhibitory, noradrenalin, dopamine, serotonin; acetylcholine and glutamate are examples of excitatory neurotransmitters. GABA and glycine are examples of inhibitory neurotransmitters. General anaesthetics General anaesthetics act mainly on the central nervous system to stop information processing; these may be given by inhalation or intravenously. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is used in maintain anaesthesia...

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Nervous System Research Paper

Nervous System- Nerve Impulse When a stimulus is strong enough, a nerve impulse is generated in an "all or none" response which means that a stimulus strong enough to generate a nerve impulse has been given. The stimulus triggers chemical and electrical changes in the neuron. Before an impulse is received, a resting neuron is polarized with different charges on either side of the cell membrane. The exterior of the cell is positively charged with a larger number of sodium ions present compared...

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Ans Nervous System

function of the Autonomic Nervous System Introduction: The organs of our body are controlled by many systems in order to function correctly and efficiently in order to survive within the environment we live in. These include the heart, stomach and intestines and other vital organs and body systems. All of the systems in our body are regulated by a part of the nervous system called the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is part of the peripheral nervous system and it controls many organs...

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