AAA+Appendix+B - functions, and movements Cell body The...

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Axia College Material Appendix B Structures of the Nervous System This activity will increase your understanding of the different structures of the nervous system and brain. During the Web activity, you will view a variety of structures of the brain and nervous system and label each with the appropriate term. You will use this document to write a description for the terms you used in the activity. As you conduct the Structures of the Nervous System activity, follow along with this Word document and fill in the descriptions of those terms you used to label the structures. All of the terms in the activity are listed here, but you only need to provide descriptions for those you used. Term Description Central nervous system Consists of the brain and spinal cord, controls all
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Unformatted text preview: functions, and movements Cell body The outer portion of a cell Peripheral nervous system The part of the nervous system outside of the brain and spine Dendrites Nerve fiber that conducts toward the cell body Axon Nerve fiber that conducts away Buttons Synapses The junction that signals neurons Dura mater meninx Covers the central nervous system PSY 240 Mesencephalon The middle of the brain Arachnoid meninx Cushions the central nervous system Cerebrospinal fluid Fluid around the brain and spinal cord Diencephalon The forebrain Pia mater meninx Thin membrane attached to the brain and spinal cord Telencephalon The foremost part of the brain Metencephalon The back of the brain Myelencephalon * PSY 240...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Colina during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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