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Response
what your body does in reaction to a stimulus such as swatting a fly
Neurons
the cells that carry information through your nervous system --- nerve cells. large cell body that contains a nucleus, thread-like extensions called dendrites and an axon.
Nerve impulse
message that a neuron carries
Dendrites
they carry impulses toward the neuron cell body
Axon
they carry impulses away from the neuron cell body
Sensory neurons
picks up stimuli from the internal or external environment and converts each stimulus into a nerve impulse