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Ch12NotesSum11 - Ch 12 Neural Tissue An overview of the...

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1 Ch. 12 – Neural Tissue An overview of the nervous system • The nervous system (which is one of the two organ systems that function to control or adjust the activities of many other systems simultaneously) provides swift and brief responses to stimuli – Compare this to the endocrine system (the body’s other major controlling organ system) , which adjusts metabolic operations and directs slower and more long-term changes The nervous system includes all of the neural tissue of the body: – It is mostly made up of supporting cells called neuroglia (or glial cells ) – The basic functional cells of the nervous system are neurons (we learned about these in BIOL& 251)
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