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What is the function of the somatosensory nervous system?
- allows us to be aware of our environment
- coveys information from the skin and musculoskeletal system to areas of the brain
What is the function of the autonomic nervous system?
- located in brain stem and controls automatic functions such as breathing and heart rate
- provides bidirectional communication between the brain and smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and gland cells
What is the somatic nervous system?
- voluntary and located in higher centers – cortex
- transmits information from the brain to skeletal muscles.
What is cerebrospinal fluid?
- modified filtrate of plasma which circulates from cavities inside the brain to the surface of the CNS and is reabsorbed in the venous blood system
What are meninges?
- membranous coverings of the brain and spinal cord.
- outmost to inmost --> dura, arachnoid, pia
- connective tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord