Flashcards in chapter 2 Deck (14):
peripheral nervous system (PNS)
the nerve connects the central nervous system to the rest of body
central nervous system (CNS)
part of nervous system comprising the brain and spinal cord
sympathetic nervous system
the division of autonomic nervous that moves the body's resources during stress and emergencies.
-preparing body for action
parasympathetic nervous system
the division of autonomic nervous system that brings the heightened bodily responses back to normal following and emergency
extension of brain, from base of brain through neck and spinal column.
Transmit message between the brain and peripheral nervous system.
link between the spinal cord and brain that controls heart rate,respiration, blood pressure, and many other vital functions
part of brain stem that controls heartbeat, breathing , blood pressure, coughing, and swallowing
structure in the brainstem that plays a crucial role in auroral and attention and that screens sensory messages entering the Brain
bridge like structure that connects the medulla and cerebellum
brain structure that helps the body execute smooth, skilled,movements and regulates muscle tone and posture
area that contains structures linking the physiological functions of the hindbrain to cognitive functions of the forehead
structure in the midbrain that controls unconscious motor movement
largest part of brain where cognitive functions as well as many of the motor functions of brain are carried out