The Nervous System

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The Nervous System

Brain: controls emotions and actionsSpinal Cord: continuation of the brain stem; passes sensory information to and from the brain; nerve impulses pass through hereNerves: some send impulses to the brain and spinal cord, some to muscles and glandsNeurons: basic cellular unit of nervous system; transmit signals

Cerebrum: largest part of the brain; center of thought; divided into left and rightCerebellum: maintains posture, keeps balance, carries out movementBrainstem: contains parts that control heart rate, breathing, and diameter of blood vessels

The Nervous System

Alzheimer's DiseaseALzheimer's is a progressive disease that deteriorates one's memory, thinking, and reasoning ability. It affects men and women almost equally. There is no cure, but there are drugs that can lessen or temporarily alleviate the symptoms. There are also drugs that can help to prevent one from getting Alzheimer's. Most people that get Alzheimer's die within 7-10 years of diagnosis, but some may live for longer or shorter periods of time.

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The Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerves, and Neurons

Functions of Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerves, ' Neurons

Cerebellum, Cerebrum, and Brainstem

1. There are more nerve cells in your brain than stars in the Milky Way.2. If we lined up all the neurons in our body, they would be around 600 miles long.3. A newborn baby's brain grows nearly three times its size during the baby's first year.4. As we get older, we lose about one gram of our brains each year.5. There are 100 billion neurons in your brain alone.

The nervous system works with the muscular system. It sends information to the muscles to push the body into action. It also works with other systems to produce reflexes.

5 Fun Facts aboutThe Nervous System

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