Nervous system vocabulary

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  1. Any change or signal in the environment that can make an organism react in some way.
    Stimulus 
  2. What the body does in reaction to a stimulus.
    Response
  3. The process by which an organism's internal environment is kept stable in spite of changes in the external environment.
    Homeostasis 
  4. The message carried by neuron.
    Nerve Impulse 
  5. A threadlike extension of a neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body.
    Axon
  6. A threadlike extension of a neuron carries nerve impulses toward the cell body.
    Dendrite
  7. A bundle of nerve fibers.
    Nerve
  8. A neuron that picks up stimuli from the internal or external environment and converts each stimulus into a nerve impulse.
    Sensory neuron
  9. A neuron that carries nerve impulses from one neuron to another.
    Interneuron 
  10. A neuron that sends an impulse to a muscle or gland, causing the muscle or gland to react.
    Motor neuron 
  11. The junction where on neuron can transfer an impulse to the next structure.
    Synapse 

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Nervous system vocabulary
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2017-03-27 15:18:03
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Chap.-How the Nervous System works
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