11-2-07 - BIO 311D Function of the nervous system 11/2/2007...

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BIO 311D 02/11/2007 09:04:00 Function of the nervous system receive information form internal/external environment or other nerve cells integrate the information and produce an appropriate output signal conduct the signal transmit the signal to other nerve cells, glands, or muscles coordinate and carry on metabolic activities Neurons non-mylinated o dendrites o cell body o axon hillock o axon o axon terminal labeling question human digestive system, cows stomach, human  respiratory system, heart, nephron,  draw  a neuron mylinated: “saltatory” conduction action potential propagation along sheathed neurons neuron configuration fits function functional interaction of neurons simplest: reflex arc convergent divergent
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reverberating—this is where information from 1 st  neuron is sent to terminal  which is connected to another, to another, to another,  and ends up back at 
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