THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. CHAPTER 10 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY. FUNCTION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. Have you ever wondered what causes your body to do the things it does? Control of the bodyâ€™s billions of cells is accomplished by the nervous system the endocrine system
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Have you ever wondered what causes your body to do the things it does?
Let’s examine each of these in detail
What is a neuron?
Axons look like elongated projections
Axons transmit impulses away from the cell body
Groups of wrapped axons are fascicles
There are 3 types of neurons according to the direction in which they transmit impulses
What are neurotransmitters?
The nervous system is divided into 3 parts:
Let’s examine each of these systems
The Central Nervous System consists of:
DIVISIONS OF THE BRAIN
The Dura Mater
The Arachnoid Membrane
The Pia Mater