BIOLOGY 6: The Nervous System

What does the nervous system detect and react to?
Stimuli
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What is a 'stimulus'?
A change in the environment of an organism
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What 2 things does the central nervous system (CNS) consist of?
The brain and the spinal cord
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What are receptors?
Cells that detect stimuli
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What does SRSCMER stand for?
Stimulus, Receptor, Sensory neurone, CNS, Motor neurone, Effector, Response
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What are sensory neurones?
Neurones that carry impulses from the receptors to the CNS
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What are motor neurones?
Neurones that carry impulses from the CNS to effectors
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What are effectors?
Muscles and glands which respond to nervous impulses
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Where is information processed in the body?
CNS
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