nervous system

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nervous system
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2011-10-18 19:40:53
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  1. neuroscience
    scientific study of the nervous system
  2. CNS (central nervous system)
    • BOSS
    • brain
    • spinal cord: connects brain and PNS
  3. PNS (peripheral nervous system)
    • carries messages to and from CNS
    • -somatic
    • -autonomic
  4. somatic NS
    voluntary muscles & transmists sensory info (skeleton)
  5. autonomic NS
    • involuntary body functions
    • -sympathetic NS
    • -parasympathetic NS
  6. sympathetic NS
    arouses body to expend energy
  7. parasympathetic NS
    calms body to conserve energy
  8. stem cell research
    umbilical cords & embryos

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