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What are receptors?
Groups of specialised cells that detect stimuli
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What is the function of a sensory neurone?
It carries signals from receptors to the spinal cord and brain
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What is the function of a relay neurone?
It carries messages from one part of the CNS to another
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What is the function of a motor neurone?
It carries signals to the CNS to effectors
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What is a synapse?
It is a tiny gap when two neurones meet
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What is the sequence of a reflex action?
Stimulus- Receptor- Sensory N- Relay N- Motor N- Effector
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What is an effector?
Any part of the body that produces the response
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What is an Extremophile?
An organism that can live in extreme environments
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