biopsych ; nervous + endocrine system

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NERVOUS SYSTEM
DGDFG
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first main function is to do what with environmental information?
collect / process / respond
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and co-ordinate what?
working of diffrent organs and cells in body
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what are the two sub-systems?
central nervous system (CNS) / peripheral nervous system (PNS)
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- central nervous system
dfgdg
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what tow things make this up?
brain and spinal cord
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what is brain centre of?
all consciousness + awareness
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what is the name of its outer layer?
cerebral cortex
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why is it so special in humans?
higherly developed than other animlas
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what is brain divided into?
two hemispheres
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what is spinal cord?
extension of brain
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responsible for what kind of actions?
reflec
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where does it pass messages to and form?
brain
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and connects nerves to?
PNS
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- peripheral nervous system
dfgd
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how does it transmit messages?
via millions of neurons
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to and from where?
CNS
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further subdivided into which two systems?
autonomic nervous system / somatic nervous system
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what does the ANS govern
vital functions e.g breathing / heart rate
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what does CNS control?
muscle movement
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and recieves info form?
sensory receptors
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THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
DGDGD
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- glands and hormones
dgdfg
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es works alongside nervous system to do what?
control vital functions
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which one acts quicker?
NC
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various glands in body produce what?
hormones
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which are secreted to where?
bloodstream
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and affect which cells?
any that have a receptor site for that particular hormone
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thyroud produces what hormone?
thyroxine
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which affects in heart to do what?
increase heart rate
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and all through body affects all cells to increase what?
metabolic rates
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which in turn affects what?
growth rates
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what is the major endocrine gland?
pituitary gland
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where?
brain
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why often called 'master gland'?
bc ctrlls release hormones from all other endocrine glands in body
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first main function is to do what with environmental information?

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collect / process / respond

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and co-ordinate what?

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what are the two sub-systems?

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- central nervous system

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