bionerve.txt

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bionerve.txt
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2010-04-19 23:12:41
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  1. What are the specialized cells that make up the nervous system?
    neurons
  2. functions of the nervous system
    • controls + coordinates functions throughout the body
    • respons to external + internal stimuli
    • involves the transmission of electrochemical impulses
  3. Cyton (cell body)
    • main part of cell
    • contains nucleus + most cytoplasm
  4. Dendrites
    branched extensions designed to receive stimuli
  5. Axon
    long wire that conducts impulses away from the cell body
  6. Myelin Sheath
    insulating membrane
  7. Synaptic Knobs
    release neurotransmitter
  8. Synapse
    Gap between neurons
  9. what is the resting potential?
    -70mv

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