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connective sheet of tissue that covers the superior of the cranium
galea aponeurotica
vault like portion encasing the brain
cranium
pseudo joints that join skull bones to form the cranium
sutures
pressure exereted on the brain by the blood and cerebospinal fluid
intracranial pressure
three membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord
meninges
tough layer of the meninges firmly attached to the skull and interior of the spinal column
dura mater
inner and most delicate layer of the meninges. Covers the convolutions of the brain and spinal cord
pia mater
middle layer of the meninges
arachnoid membrane
fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord
cerebrospinal fluid
largest part of the brain covering judgement, emotion, learning and memory
cerebrum
portion of the brain located dorsally to the pons and the medulla oblongata
cerebellum
part of the brain connecting the cerebral hemispheres with the spinal cord
brainstem
portion of the brain connecting the pons to the cerebellum
midbrain
portion of the brain conrtolling body temp and metabolic activites
hypothalamus
switching station between the pons and the cerebrum
thalamus
series of nervous tissue that keeps the human conscious
reticular activating system
process of tissue responsible for communication between bellum, brum, mid brain and spinal cord
pons
lower portion of the brainstem that contains the respiratory, cardiac, and vasomotor centres
medulla oblongata
pressure moving blood through the brain
cereberal perfusion pressure
controls blood flow to the brain by controling alterations in the blood pressure
autoregulation
cheek bone
zygoma
upper jaw bone
maxilla
jawbone
mandible
openings of the nostrils
nares
outer/visible portion of the ears
pinna
three rings of the inner ear. Sense for motion and provide positional sense
semicircular canals
the eye socket
orbit
clear water filling the posterior of the eye chamber
vitreous humor
light and color tissue lining the posterior of the eye
retina
clear water filling the anterior of the eye
aqueous humor
pigmented portion of the eye
iris
dark opening in the centre of the iris
pupil
the white of the eye
sclera
thin layer covering the pupil and iris
cornea
mucous membrane that lines the eyelids
conjunctiva
liquid that lubricates the eye
lacrimal fluid