Terminology The Nervous System
1.Autonomic Nervous System 2. Cerebrum 3. Central Nervous System (CNS) 4. Cerebellum
5. Cerebrospinal fluid 6. Hypothalamus 7. Medulla oblongata 8. Meninges 9. Midbrain
10. Nerves 11. Nervous System 12. Neuron 13. Parasympathetic 14. Peripheral Nervous system 15. pons
16. Somatic nervous system 17. Spinal cord 18. Sympathetic 19. Thalamus 20. Ventricles
21. ALS 22. MS 23. CVA 24. CP 25. “fight or flight”
Part of the peripheral nervous system. Controls involuntary functions of the body.
The largest and highest section of the brain responsible for reasoning, thought, judgment, speech, sensation, sight, smell, hearing and voluntary body movement.
Clear fluid that acts as a shock absorber to protect the brain and spinal cord.
Regulates and controls the autonomic nervous system, temperature and appetite.
The lowest part of the brainstem that regulates respiration, swallowing, coughing, and blood pressure
Responsible for conducting impulses between brain parts and for certain eye and auditory reflexes.
A combination of many nerve fibers located outside the brain and spinal cord.
A complex, highly organized system that coordinates all the activities of the body.
A division of the autonomic nervous system. Counteracts the actions of the sympathetic system. Slows heart rate, decreases respirations, lowers BP, and increases activity in digestive tract.
Consists of the nerves and has two divisions: somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system.
Responsible for conducting messages to other parts of the brain for chewing, tasting, saliva production and assisting with respiration.
Continues down from the medulla oblongata and ends at the first or second lumbar vertebrae. Responsible for carrying messages.
Prepares the body for times of emergency. Increases heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure, and slows activity in the digestive tract
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) a chronic, degenerative neuromuscular disease