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  1. What does CNS stand for?
    Central Nervous System
  2. What makes up the Central Nervous System?
    A. brain and the arm
    B. brain and spinal cord
    C. nerves and brain
    B. brain and spinal cord
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  3. What are the 3 main functions of the nervous system?
    • 1. monitor
    • 2. integrate
    • 3. respond
  4. What is an afferent nerve?
    send information away from the body towards the spinal cord (nervous system)
  5. What is an efferent nerve?
    sends information away from the CNS.
  6. In the CNS the afferent nerve detects what kind of information?
    Sensory information from the body
  7. Which nerve detects motor sensory information?
    a. efferent nerve
    b. afferent nerve
    a. efferent
  8. what does PNS stand for?
    Peripheral Nervous System
  9. The nervous system is divided into how many parts?
    Two. The CNS and PNS.
  10. What does the peripheral nervous system consist of?
    The nerves that come from the spinal cord to the rest of the body.
  11. What 2 sections is the Peripheral Nervous system consist of?
    Somatic Nervous System and the Autonomic System
  12. What is the somatic nervous system?
    it activates the skeletal muscles
  13. Which system is responsible for the "fight and flight" response?
    sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system
  14. what is proprioception?
    where your body is in space
  15. What is special sense?
    sight, taste, touch, smell, hearing and balance
  16. what is general sense?
    touch and pressure (tactile), temperature, pain and stretch
  17. what is parasympathetic division?
    "rest and digest" response 
  18. what is multiple sclerosis?
    when the brain attacks itself
  19. meningitis is what type of disease?
    an infectious disease of the nervous system
  20. can massage evoke the "flight or flight" response?
  21. What are the 2 divisions within the ANS?
    Sympathetic and parasympathetic division
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