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Lightening
Baby drops below abdomen & relieves pressure.
Oxytoxicins
Synthetic hormones that stimulate contractions.
Breech position
The baby's position in the uterus causes the buttocks to emerge 1st.
Functions of the Subcortex
Automatic reflexes, such as biological functions like breathing & digestion.
Functions of cerebral cortex
Perception, thinking & language
Neuron
Nerve cells that handle information processing @ a cellular level.
Axon
Sends electrical signals away from the central part of the neuron (faster).
Dendrite
Reeives information from other neurons, muscles or glands.
Glial cells
Transmits information & messages.
Neurotransmitters
The release of chemical substances caused by electrical signals. Travels to different neurons. Neurons communicate with each other using these @ synapses.