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Name the 4 major structures of the nervous system?
2)spinal cord
4)sensory organ
The nervous system is divided into what 3 parts?
1)Central Nervous System (CNS)
2)Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
3)Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
What does the Central Nervous System (CNS) consist of?
1)the brain
2)the spinal cord which is protected by the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid
What does the peripheral nervous system (PNS)consist of?
1)the cranial nerves (extending from the brain)
2)the spinal nerves (extending from the spinal cord)
What does the autonomic nervous system (ANS) consist of?
1)ganglia on either side of the spinal cord.
The ANS is subdivided into what 2 nervous systems?
1)sympathetic nervous system
2)parasympathetic nervous system
What system and organ coordinates and controls all bodily activities?
The nervous system and the brain as its center,
What nerves control the involuntary actions of the body, such as heartbeat, pupil size and rate of breathing?
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)