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cochlea
cone
rod
rewtina
lens
pupi;
sensory receptor
hypothalamus
thalmus
brain steam
cerebellum
cerebrum
cerebrospinal fluid
meninges
neurotransmitter
synapse
threshold
myelin sheath
axon
dendrite
cell body
neuron
muscle tissue
nervous tissue
connective tissue
epithelial tissue

The Nervous System Word Search

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Word Search
Description

electrical impulse
neurons
medulla oblongata
cerebellum
cerebrum
nerve impulse
relfex arc
neurotransmitters
muscle tissue
synapse
motor meurons
interneurons
sensory neurons
dendrite
cell body
nervous system
nerve
axon
skeletal muscle
spinal cord
Brain
PNS
Peripheral Nervous System
CNs
Central Nervous System

Biology Nervous System Crossword

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Description

An electrochemical pulse that moves long the membrane of a neuron Nerve impulse
The protective coverings of the brain and spinal cord Meninges
The brain region that receives general sensations and relays impulses to a parietal lobe Thalamus
The region of the brain that controls involuntary activities Hypothalamus
Part of the neuron that receives nerve impulses and transmits them toward the cell body Dendrite
The series of neurons that produces a single reaction in response to a stimulus Reflex arc
The white fatty membrane that protects the neuron Myelin Sheath
The part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord Central Nervous System
The part of the neuron with the greatest diameter; contains the nucleus Cell Body
The junction between the axon and dendrite Synapse
The part of the brain containing motor and sensory centers: controls voluntary movement Cerebrum
Part of the brain that monitors and adjusts body activities Cerebellum
The gray matter of the cerebrum Cerebral Cortex
Part of the brain; Relay center between spinal cord and brain; reflex center Medulla oblongata
A rounded portion of the lower brain that relays information from one side of th brain to the other Pons
The nervous tissue that conducts messages between the brain and the peripheral body parts Spinal cord
The functional unit of the nervous system. The cell that receives and distributes nerve impulses. Neuron
The chemicals responsible for extending the nerve impulse from one cell to the next Neurotransmitters

The Nervous System Crossword

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Description

Cells that transmit impulses Neurons
Short branch extensions that carry impulses towards the cell body Dendrites
Long fiber that carries impulses away from cell body Axon
Contained in sacs in axon terminals; released to cause stimulus in the next cell; chemicals Neurotransmitters
Relays messages, processes information, and analyzes information. Central nervous system
Connects brain to the spinal cord; Controls involuntary actions. Brain Stem
Controls reflexes; Carries signals from brain to the body Spinal cord
Second largest part of the brain; Located at the back of the skull; Coordinates balance and movement. Cerebellum
Largest part of the brain; Responsible for voluntary and educated actions; Located in 2 different lobes. Cerebrum
Fatty insulated sheath that surrounds all but the smallest nerve fibers. Myelin sheath
a bundle of fibers running to organs and tissues in the body. nerve

Anatomy: The Nervous System Crossword

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Lobe; language, speech FRONTAL
Eliminates wastes from neurons in CNS MICROGLIAL
The sensory neuron AFFERENT
Lobe; auditory, olfactory (smell) TEMPORAL
Shapes and supports neuron CELL BODY
Part of the brain that controls blood pressure, heart rate, swallowing MEDULLA
Diencephalon; hormones, body temp, water balance, metabolism HYPOTHALAMUS
Forms myelin sheath in CNS OLIGODENDROCYTE
Forms myelin sheath in PNS SCHWANN
Part of the brain that controls balance CEREBELLUM
Impulses in between afferent and efferent neurons INTERNEURON
Blood-brain barrier in CNS ASTROCYTE
Slows down cardiac in PNS PARASYMPATHETIC
Lobe; vision OCCIPITAL
Involuntary in PNS; cardiac & smooth muscles AUTONOMIC
Forms myelin to support neurons in PNS SATELLITE
Lobe; sensory, taste PARIETAL
Receives message from neurons DENDRITE
Speeds up cardiac in PNS SYMPATHETIC
Wraps around axon MYELIN SHEATH
The motor neuron EFFERENT
Sends message to neurons AXON
Part of the brain that controls breathing only PONS
Voluntary in PNS; skeletal muscles SOMATIC
Cushions neuron in CNS EPENDYMAL

Central Nervous System Crossword

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Description

nerve impulse, membrane potential of an active neuron Action potential
in a neuron, the single process that extends from the axon hillock and transmits impulses away from the cell body Axon
division of the nervous system composed of the brain and spinal cord Central nervous system
branching or tree-like nerve cell process that receives input from other neurons and transmits impulses toward the cell body (or toward the axon in unipolar neurons) Dendrite
nonexciteable supporting cells of nervous tissue; formerly called neruoglia glia
difference in electrical charge between inside and outside of the plasma membrane membrane potential
lipoprotein substance in the myelin sheath around many nerve fibers that contribute to high speed conductivity of impulses myelin
bundle nerve fibers, plus surrounding connective tissue, located outside the brain and spinal cord nerve
nerve cell, including its processes (axons and dendrites) neuron
nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body peripheral nervous system
impulse conduction route to and from the central nervous system; smallest portion of nervous system that can receive a stimulus and generate a response reflex arc
membrane-to-membrane junction between a neuron and another neuron, effector cell, or sensory cell; function to propagate action potential synapse
part of the brain containing the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata brainstem
second largest part of the human brain; plays an essential role in the production of normal movements cerebellum
plasma-like fluid that fills the subarachnoid space in the brain and spinal cord and in the cerebral ventricles cerebrospinal fluid
largest and uppermost part of the human brain that controls consciousness, memory, sensations, emotions, and voluntary movements cerebrum
“between” brain; parts of the brain between cerebral hemispheres and the mesencephalon, or midbrain diencephalon
graphic representation of voltage changes in the brain tissue used to evaluate nerve tissue function electroencephalogram
important autonomic and neuroendocrine control center located inferior to the thalamus in the brain hypothalamus
parts of the brain involved in emotions and sense of smell; plays key role in coupling sensory inputs to short- and long-term memory; consists of the hippocampus, the hypothalamus and several other structures limbic system
fluid-containing membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord meninges
located in the medulla where bits of gray and white matter mix intricately, this structure is involved in regulating input from sensory neurons, arousal, and motor control Reticular formation
mass of gray matter located in diencephalon just above the hypothalamus; helps produce sensations, associates sensations with emotions, and plays a part in the arousal mechanism thalamus
a cavity, such as the large, fluid-filled spaces within the brain or the chambers of the heart ventricle

Neuroscience Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Acetylcholine
Action potential
Amygdala
Axon
Broca's area
Central nervous system
Cerbellum
Dendrite
endorphins
Frontal lobes
Hormones
Lesion
motor neurons
Myelin Sheath
Neuron
Neurotransmitters
Occipital lobes
Parietal lobes
Peripheral nervous system
PET
Pituitary glands
Reflex
Somatic nervous system
Synapse
Temporal lobes
Thalamus
Threshold
Wernicke's area

Neuroscience and Behavior(Chapter 2) Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Amygdala
Axon
Biological Psychology
Cerebellum
Cerebral Cortex
Dendrite
Endorphins
Frontal Lobe
Hypothalamus
Myelin Sheath
Nervous System
Neuron
Neurotransmitter
Occipital Lobe
Parietal Lobe
Reflex
Sensory Neurons
Synapse
Temporal Lobe
Threshold

Nervous System Crossword

Type
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Description

Pathway where the action potential travels through Axon
lipid that insulates the axon Myelin Sheath
Types of cells that make up the myelin sheath Schwann Cells
Reduction in the magnitude of membrane potential DEPOLARIZATION
"Downtime" after action potential; when a second action potential can't be initiated refractory period
Depolarized region on the axon Node of ranvier
Disease where our immune system attacks the myelin sheath Multiple Sclerosis
Type of neuron that conducts signals from receptors to the central nervous system Sensory Neurons
Re-set in the membrane potential Repolarization
Chemical signal that moves through the synapse Neurotransmitter
Neurotransmitter that transmits signal to skeletal muscles acetylcholine
Neurotransmitter responsible for the fight or flight response Epinephrine
Nervous system made up of the brain and spinal cord cns
Nervous system made of of nerves and ganglia pns
Imposrtant for homeostasis (regulates hunger, thirst, temp., biological clock) Hypothalamus
Coordinates movement & balance Cerebellum
Helps to transfer info. between PNS & midbrain Brainstem
Links left & right hemisphere of the brain Corpus collasum

The Nervous System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Consists of the brain and spinal cord Central Nervous System
The stage in which a neuron is not carrying an impulse Polarization
The small gap between the axon of one neuron and the dendrites or cell body of the next neuron Synapse
The small gap between the axon of one neuron and the dendrites or cell body of the next neuron Nerve
An impulse from the central nervous system to a muscle or gland Efferent neuron
Carrying an impulse from the receptors to the central nervous system Sensory neuron
Extends from the spinal cord to the pons and is anterior to the cerebellum Medulla
Grey matter on the surface of the cerebrum Cerebral cortex
The connective tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord Meninges
Connects the left and right hemisphere Corpus Callosum
A chemical that is released into the the synapse by the arrival of an electrical nerve impulse Nuerotransmitter
An area concerned with learning motor skills that require a sequence of movement Premotor area
The specialized cell found only in the brain and spinal cord Neuroglia
A group of cell bodies outside the central nervous system, within the vertebral canal Ganglion
Superior to the hypothalamus and inferior to the cerebrum Thalamus

Neuroscience Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name for action potential (the message being sent); a brief electrical charge that travels down an axon Impulse
The finger-like branches on a neuron that receive messages from other cells Dendrites
Neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contraction Acetylcholine
Excess dopamine receptor activity is linked to this brain disease schizophrenia
Neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure center Dopamine
Part of a neuron that passes messages away from the cell body to other neurons, muscles, or glands Axon
Type of neurons that control muscles Motor
Period after a neuron has fired an impulse; it pauses to recharge itself so it can fire again Refractory
Layer of fatty tissue that insulates the axons of some neurons and helps speed their impulses Myelin Sheath
The level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse threshold
Neurons that carry incoming information from the sense receptors (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) to the central nervous system Sensory
Undersupply of Acetylcholine (ACh) marks this brain disease Alzheimers
Signals that tell the neuron "FIRE!" (insert happy dance here) Excitatory
From Legally Blonde: "Exercise gives you ___________. __________ make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands. They just don't." (Hint- They are the same word) Endorphins
The sodium-potassium pump moves ________ out of the axon out
Provides energy for the neuron to carry out its function Nucleus
People who have splitting migraines may have an overproduction of this neurotransmitter Glutamate