brain vocab

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brain vocab
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2012-10-04 12:46:49
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  1. ADRENAL GLANDS
    Endocrine glands located on top of your kidneys that produce many hormones including epinephrine, which prepares your body for danger or stress.
  2. ASSOCIATION CORTEX
    Any part of your cortex where information is analyzed, processed or stored.
  3. ASSOCIATION NEURON
    Type of neuron that passes nerve impulses from one neuron to another. Most are found in your brain and spinal cord.
  4. AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
    Part of your nervous system that automatically regulates body processes including your heart rate
  5. AXON
    The long, very narrow part of a neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the body of a cell.
  6. BRAIN
    The mass of billions of nerve cells in your head that is the control center of your nervous system. Your brain receives "nerve signals" from your body, processes them, stores them, and then sends them out as "instructions" or "information" for the parts of your body that need to move.
  7. BRAIN STEM
    The lowest part of your brain, which connects your spinal cord and your cerebrum. It controls basic life functions such as your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure
  8. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM or "CNS"
    The part of your nervous system that consists of your brain and spinal cord. The rest of your nervous system consists of your nerves, which carry nerve impulses between the rest of your body and your central nervous system.

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