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Nerve cells

Neurons

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3 parts of a neuron

Cell body, dendrites, axon

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Bundle of axons

Nerve

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Supporting cells

Neuroglial cells

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What is each nervous system? 2

Central nervous system-brain and spinal cord
Peripheral nervous system-nerves

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Name the general functions of nervous system

Sensory function
Integrated function
Motor function

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Name functions of neuroglial cells

Carry phagocytosis
Provide insulating layers of myelin
Provide structural support and fills spaces
Covers and forms inner linings
Forms myelin sheath

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Name neurons classification on basis of structure

Bipolar
Unipolar
Multipolar

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Classification on basis of function

Sensory neuron
Interneuron
Motor neuron

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Define resting potential

In a resting nerve cell, the potential difference between inside and outside of cell membrane (-70 mv)

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When resting potential becomes more positive

Depolarized

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Explain ion movement that makes action potential

@ threshold, NA ions diffuse inward, Depolarizes the membrane
@ same time, K ions diffuse outward, repolarize the membrane

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Rapid change in potential (+30 mv)

Action potential

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Wave of action potential

Nerve impulse

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Differentiate conduct impulses

Un myelinated axons conduct impulses over entire surface
Myelinated axons conduct impulses faster because they jump from node to node

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Junction between two neurons

Synapse

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Groups of neurons that make 100s of synaptic connections to perform a common function

Neuronal pools

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Neuron receives subthreshold stimuli and becomes more excitable to incoming stimuli

Facilitation

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Differ between convergence and divergence

Convergence-impulses from 2 or more incoming axons may converge on a single neuron
Divergence- impulse from 1 axon that may diverge by passing into several output neurons

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Simple pathway that includes only a few neurons

Reflex arc

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What is reflex behavior

Automatic, subconscious responses to changes inside or outside the body

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Membranes surrounding and protecting brain and spinal cord

Meninges

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Name the 3 layers in meninges

Dura mater
Arachnoid
Pia mater

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4 characteristics of spinal cord

31 segments
Cervical enlargement
Lumbar enlargement
Deep anterior groove and shallow posterior grooves extends length of spinal cord

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Where is the gray and white located in the spine

A central core of gray matter surrounded by white matter

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Functions of spinal cord

Provides 2-way communication systems between brain and rest of body
Center for spinal reflexes

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Ridges on the surface

Convolutions (gyri)

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Shallow groove

Sulcus

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Deep groove

Fissure

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Name the lobes of the brain

Frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital