Motor Control- Neurons Neuromuscular Communication

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Unformatted text preview: Nervous System Components Nervous System Components Two systems necessary for movement: 1. Muscular System Creates movement via contraction/relaxation of muscle fibers Muscles are motors Muscles are motors 1. Nervous System Dictates muscle activity Nerves are controllers Nerves are controllers Central & Peripheral Subsystems (CNS & PNS) Movement Basics Movement Basics Nervous Systems Nervous Systems All neurons and glia that are All neurons and glia that are (CNS) (CNS) or are not or are not (PNS) (PNS) entirely contained within the brain &/or spinal cord. entirely contained within the brain &/or spinal cord. Brain Facts: ~1.3 Kg (3 lbs) >100 billion neurons > 1 trillion glial cells hierarchical organization 3 31 alpha motornuerons 12 Nucleus Genetic center of the cell Dendrites Receive information from other neurons Cell Body Sums information from dendrites/other terminals Axon Transmits information from the cell body Presynaptic Terminal Attaches to other neurons to relay information The Neuron The Neuron Neuron Classification...
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