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Human Body Systems: The Nervous System

Human Body Systems: The Nervous System

Author: Jason Fritz

Learning Target:
•I can explain how the parts of the nervous system work together?
•I can explain how the nervous system interacts with other body systems?

•The nervous system gathers and interprets stimuli using a system of neurons that connect throughout the body.

•The central nervous system receives, processes, stores, and transfers information.

•The peripheral nervous
system is made up of
the neurons that transmit
information between the
CNS and the rest of the


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