Ch 11 - Fundamentals of Nervous System

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Ch 11 - Fundamentals of Nervous System
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  1. axon
    • neuron process that carries impulses away from the nerve cell body
    • efferent process
    • the conducting portion of a nerve cell
  2. dendrite
    • branching neuron process that serves as a receptive, or input, region
    • transmits an electrical signal toward the cell body
  3. nerve
    bundles of axons in the PNS
  4. tract
    collection of axons in CNS having the same origin, termination, and function
  5. ganglion
    collection of nerve cell bodies outside the CNS
  6. afferent
    sensory
  7. sensory
    afferent
  8. motor
    efferent
  9. efferent
    motor
  10. nerve fiber
    long axon of a neuron
  11. axon hillock
    triangular region where neuron and axon meet
  12. depolarization
  13. hyperpolarization
  14. continuous conduction
  15. saltatory conduction
  16. action potential
  17. myelination

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