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Central nervous system CNS - The portion of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord Spinal cord - A collection of neurons and supportve tissue running from the base of the brain down the center of the back protected by a column of bones the spinal column Peripheral nervous system PNS - All portions of the nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord it includes sensory and motor nerves Somatic nervous system - The subdivision of the peripheral nervous system that connects to sensory receptors ad to skeletal muscles sometimes called the skeletal nervous system Autonomic nervous system - The subdivision of the peripheral nervous system that regulates the internal organs and glands Biofeedback - A method for learning to control bodily functions including ones usually thought to be involuntary by attending to feedback from an instrument that monitors the function and signals changes in it Sympathetic nervous system - The subdivision of the autonomic nervous system that mobilizes bodily resources and increases the output of energy during emotion and stress Parasympathetic nervous system - The subdivision of the autonomic nervous system that operates during relaxed states and that conserves energy Neuron - A cell that conducts electrochemical signals the basic unit of the nervous system also called a nerve cell Glial cells - Nervous system cells that aid the neurons by providing them with nutrients insulating them and removing cellular debris when they die Dendrites- A neurons branches that receive information from other neurons and transmit it toward the cell body Cell body- The part of the neuron that keeps it alive and determines whether it will fire Axon - A neurons extending fiber that conducts impulses away from the cell body and transmits them to other neurons Myelin sheath- a fatty insulation that may surround the axon of a neuron Nerves - Bundles of neural fibers axons and sometimes dendrites in the peripheral nervous system Synapse - The cite
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