5 Nervous System 1 Overview

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The Nervous System I. Overview of the nervous system II. Components of the nervous system A. Neurons B. Glial Cells III. Membrane Potentials V. Signaling via membrane potential changes A. Graded potentials B. Action potentials VI. Synapses and Neurotransmitters VII. Postsynaptic Potentials and Integration
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Figure 48.3 Overview of information processing by
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Unformatted text preview: nervous systems Sensor Sensory input Integration Effector Motor output Peripheral nervous system (PNS) Central nervous system (CNS) Basic definitions: • neuron: nerve cell (functional unit of the nervous system) • nerve fiber: axon • nerve: bundles of nerve fibers(axons) + associated blood vessels/connective tissue...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Robinson during the Spring '09 term at UPenn.

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