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Nervous & Endocrine System Vocabulary

Quiz by Melissa Law

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  • Q1
    the network of nerve cells and fibers that transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body.
    Nervous System
    30s
  • Q2
    consists of the brain and spinal cord
    Central Nervous System
    30s
  • Q3
    the sensory and motor neurons that connect the CNS to the rest of the body
    Peripheral Nervous System
    30s
  • Q4
    an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.
    brain
    30s
  • Q5
    Nerves that run up and down the length of the back and transmit most messages between the body and brain
    spinal cord
    30s
  • Q6
    a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system
    Neuron
    30s
  • Q7
    the "little brain" at the rear of the brainstem; functions include processing sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance
    Cerebellum
    30s
  • Q8
    Largest part of the brain; responsible for voluntary muscular activity, vision, speech, taste, hearing, thought, and memory.
    Cerebrum
    30s
  • Q9
    Connection to spinal cord. Filters information flow between peripheral nervous system and the rest of the brain.
    brain stem
    30s
  • Q10
    sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing
    senses
    30s
  • Q11
    a structure that produces substances (hormones) that the body uses
    gland
    30s
  • Q12
    a substance produced by the endocrine system that is released into the bloodstream
    hormone
    30s
  • Q13
    the part of the brain that helps the body maintain homeostasis
    hypothalamus
    30s
  • Q14
    a type of feedback in which the output of a system is reduced
    negative feedback:
    30s
  • Q15
    a gland in the brain that regulates other glands in the body
    pituitary gland
    30s

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