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10 Cards in this Set

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Cerebrum
-Largest
-Interprets information
-Voluntary activities
-Complex mental processes
Cerebellum
-Second largest
-Involuntary actions
-Coordinates the contraction of muscles
-Helps control balance
Brainstem
-Connects brain and spinal cord
-Involuntary actions
Thalamus
-Between brainstem and cerebrum
-Receives info from receptors
-Transmits info to proper regions
Hypothalamus
-Recognises hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger and body temperature.
Spinal cord
-Has grey matter in the middle
-Has white matter around it
-Has spinal nerves which have Dorsal roots (containing Afferent neurons) and Ventral roots (containing Efferent neurons)
-Controls reflex action
Central canal of spinal cord
-Contains cerebrospinal fluid
Afferent Neurone
-Carries nerve impulses from receptor to brain and spinal cord
Interneurone
-Carries nerve impulses from Afferent neurone to an Efferent neurone
Efferent neurone
-Carries nerve impulses from brain and spinal cord the Effectors