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Nervous Tissue and the Nervous System“If the human brain were simple enough for us to understand, we would be too simple to understand it” ~ Unknown (Kramer 1994, Listening to Prozac)1Image: The Body Worlds Exhibit.
Nervous TissueNeuronsGlial cells (neuroglia)Support, nourish, and insulate neurons2Moyes CD, and Schulte PM.Principles of Animal Physiology. San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2006. p 171.
Basic nervous system functions include sensation, integration, and responseStructural OrganizationCNS (brain and spinal cord)PNSFunctional OrganizationSensory: afferent division IntegrationResponse: efferent divisionSomatic nervous systemAutonomic nervous systemSympathetic nervous systemParasympathetic nervous system3Moyes CD, and Schulte PM.Principles of Animal Physiology. San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2006. p 308.
Three functional classes of neurons4Interneuron Afferent Neuron (Sensory)Efferent Neuron (Somatic) Efferent Neuron (Autonomic) Fox SI. Human Physiology. 14thed. New York NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc, 2016. p 165.

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