PsychologyHW2 (1) - Trinh Le Professor Cohen PSY 150 1 An extensive network of specialized cells that carry information to and from all parts of the

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Trinh Le Professor Cohen PSY 150 1. An extensive network of specialized cells that carry information to and from all parts of the body is called the __Nervous System___. 2. The basic cell that makes up the nervous system and which receives and sends messages within that system is called a __Neurons____. 3. The long tube-like structure that carries the neural message to the terminal buttons is the ___Axon____ 4. On a neuron, the branch-like structures that receive messages from other neurons is the ___Dendrites_____. 5. The cell body of the neuron, responsible for maintaining the life of the cell and contains the mitochondria is the ___Soma_____. 6. The fatty substances produced by certain glial cells that coat the axons of neurons to insulate, protect, and speed up the neural impulse is the ___Myelin____. 7. The bundles of axons in the body that travel together through the body are known as the __Nerves_____. 8. The charged molecules located inside and outside of the neuron are called _Ions___. 9. The state of charge of neuron when not sending a neural impulse is known as the __Resting Potential__. 10. __All-or-none___ refers to the fact that a neuron either fires completely or does not fire at all.
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