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Fill-in-the-Blanks Chapter 3Chapter 3: Biological Psychology1. An extensive network of specialized cells that carry information toand from all parts of the bodyis called the __2. The basic cell that makes up the nervous system and which receives
and sends messages withinthat system is called a _____3. The long tube-like structure that carries the neural message to other
cells on the neuron is the________Axon_______4. On a neuron, the branch-like structures that receive messages fromother neurons are the_______dendrites____________.5. The cell body of the neuron, responsible for maintaining the life ofthe cell and containing themitochondria, is the ________6. The fatty substances produced by certain glial cells that coat the
axons of neurons to insulate,protect, and speed up the neural impulse are the _______7. The bundles of axons in the body that travel together through the
body are known as the8. The charged particles located inside and outside of the neuron arecalled _____9. The state of the neuron when not firing a neural impulse is known as
the _________________________ refers to the fact that a neuroneither fires completely or does not fire
at all.11. The _______Synaptic______ ____vesicles_________ are sack-likestructures found inside the synaptic knobcontaining chemicals.12. ____________Neurotransmitters______________ are chemicals found inthe synaptic vesicles which, whenreleased, have an effect on the next cell.13. The __________excitatory____________ neurotransmitter causes thereceiving cell to fire.14. The ________agonists__________________ mimic or enhance theeffects of a neurotransmitter on the

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