Master controlling and communicating system of the body
Consists of brain and spinal cord
Consists of nerves extending from brain and spinal cord and ganglia
Bundles of Axon
Voluntary nervous system
Involuntary Nervous System
Group of cell bodies in PNS
Groups of cell bodies on CNS
They transmit signals
Provide structural and functional support fir neurons
Surround neuron cell bodies located in the PNS
Help form the myelin sheath of a neuron located in the PNS
Star shaped, variety of tasks, controls blood brain barrier located in CNS
Oval cells thorny processes "Health Watchers" in CNS remove damaged neurons
line the ventricles of the brain and serve as a barrier between CSF fluid and nervous tissue
Produce the myelin sheath insulating neuronal Axons
Gap in the myelin, Allow the rapid conduction of nerve impulses
Short branched projections that transmit electrical signals to cell bodies
Do not divide with few exceptions
Joins the cell body to a specialized junction
most abundant, 1 axon, several dendrites
Rare, 1 axon, 1 dendrite, retinal neurons
Single axon, sensory neurons
Transmit impulses from sensory receptors towards the CNS
Carry impulses from CNS to effectors
Receive and integrate information and decide on a response, enable communication
protects and insulates fibers, increases transmission speed of nerve impulses

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The Nervous System


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