Chapter 12 Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue Objectives

Chapter 12 Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue Objectives

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Chapter 12: Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue Chapter Objectives 1. List the divisions of the nervous system, and describe the characteristics of each. 2. Describe the structure of neurons and the function of their components. 3. Describe the three basic neuron shapes, and give an example of where each one is found. 4. Describe the location, relative number, structure, and general function of neuroglial cells. 5. Explain the role of the myelin sheath in saltatory conduction of action potentials. 6. Define the terms nerve, nerve tract, nucleus, and ganglion. 7. Describe the structure of a nerve, including its connective tissue components. 8. Describe the structure and function of the synapse.
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Unformatted text preview: 9. Describe the release and metabolism of acetylcholine and norepinephrine in the synaptic cleft. 10.Explain how changes in the permeability of the neuron membrane result in the development of IPSPs and EPSPs. 11.Describe presynaptic inhibition and facilitation. 12.Define the terms spatial summation and temporal summation. 13.Describe the role of the synapse in eliminating or enhancing information. 14.List the components and characteristics of a reflex. 15.Diagram a convergent pathway, a divergent pathway, and an oscillating circuit, and describe what is accomplished in each....
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