Terminology to Describe the Nervous System

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Terminology to Describe the Nervous System
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2015-02-12 20:48:48
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biological psychology
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  1. Toward the stomach
    Ventral
  2. Toward the Back
    Dorsal
  3. Toward the front
    Anterior
  4. Toward the Rear
    Posterior
  5. Above
    Superior
  6. Below
    Inferior
  7. Away from the center
    Lateral
  8. Closer to the center
    Medial
  9. Located close to the point of origin or attachment
    Proximal
  10. Located more distant from the point of origin or attachment
    Distal
  11. On the same side of the body (e.g. two parts on the left or two on the right)
    Ipsilateral
  12. On the opposite side of the body (one on the left and one on the right)
    Contralateral
  13. A plane that shows brain structures as seen from the front (or frontal plane)
    Coronal Plane
  14. A plane that shows brain structures as seen from the side
    Sagittal Plane
  15. A plane that shows brain structures as seen from above (or transverse plane)
    Horizontal Plane
  16. A row or layer of cell bodies separated from other cell bodies by a layer of axons and dendrites
    Lamina
  17. A set of cells perpendicular to the surface of the cortex, with similar properties
    Column
  18. A set of axons within the central nervous system, also known as a projection 
    Tract
  19. A set of axons in the periphery, either from the CNS to a muscle or gland oro from a sensory organ to the CNS
    Nerve
  20. A cluster of neuron cell bodies within the CNS
    Nucleus
  21. A cluster of neuron cell bodies, usually outside the CNS (as in the sympathetic nervous system)
    Ganglion
  22. A protuberance on the surface of the brain
    Gyrus
  23. A fold or groove that separates one gyrus from another
    Sulcus
  24. A long, deep sulcus
    Fissure

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