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Central Nervous System and  Peripheral Nervous System

Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System

Author: Barbara Ludins
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This lesson will differentiate the Central Nervous System (CNS) from the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The functions of the brain and spinal cord within the Central Nervous System (CNS) will be discussed.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Peripheral Nervous System

    The neurons in the rest of the body outside of the brain and spinal cord, which control muscles, carry sensory information from the environment, and control involuntary actions.

  • Spinal Cord

    A thick bundle of nerves that connects to the brain and acts as an “information superhighway”, conducting info to and from the brain along the back.

  • Brain

    Central processing unit located in the head, where all mental information about a person is kept and used to control the rest of the body.

  • Central Nervous System

    The control center of the nervous system, which collects information from the rest of the body and causes the body’s responses; contains the brain and spinal cord.

  • Nervous System

    The body’s communication system, which sends information to and from the brain and allows it to control the rest of the body.