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Stimuli

Changes in the internal or external environment.

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Receptor

Muscle or gland that receives the stimulus.

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Coordination centre

Areas that receive and process the stimulus.

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Effector

The organ that puts the response into action.

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What is the sequence that starts with stimulus and ends with response?

Stimulus-> Receptor-> Sensory Neuron-> Central Nervous System (CNS)-> Motor Neuron-> Effector-> Response

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What do nerves consist of?

Lots of neurones bundled together.

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CNS

Central Nervous System, brain and spinal cord.

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Autonomic Nervous System

Involuntary reactions, eg. knee jerk reactions.

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Somatic Nervous System

Voluntary reactions

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Peripheral Nervous System

Nerves in fingers, etc, that don't have to go in the CNS.