chapter 2 - Behavioral Neuroscience Chapter Review 1. The...

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Behavioral Neuroscience Chapter Review 1. The nervous system is divided into two main, and several subdivisions. The main divisions are between the central and peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is divided into subcomponents (autonomic, somatic) which send and receive information from the senses, muscles, and various hormonal systems located throughout the body. 2. The main elements of the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid and parathyroids, the pancreas, adrenal gland, and the ovaries or testes. These work by secreting hormones, which have slowly acting but longer term effects on the body's functioning. 3. The nervous system works mostly by neurotransmitters and the endocrine system by hormones. 4. The main nervous cells in the body are called neurons. These are, however, supported by a group of cells known as glial cells. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course BSC 2010 taught by Professor Bowes during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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