Chapter 8.5 - 8.8 Quiz Flashcards Preview

Lab Science > Chapter 8.5 - 8.8 Quiz > Flashcards

Flashcards in Chapter 8.5 - 8.8 Quiz Deck (12):
1

What does your nervous system do?

Coordinates all your body parts, the communication network

2

What is the central nervous system made of?

The brain and spinal cord

3

What is the peripheral nervous system made of?

Nerves outside of the central nervous system

4

What are neurons?

Nerve cells

5

Synapse

Tiny gap between neurons

6

Dendrites

Carries messages to the cell

7

Axon

Carries messages from the cell body

8

Cornea

The clear layer of the eye that light passes through

9

Iris

The colored part of the eye

10

The black circle in the center of the eye

Pupil

11

The back part of the eye where the light is

Retina

12

Bundle of nerves that carry impulses from the eye to the brain

Optic nerves