Nervous system

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What does CNS stand for?
Central nervous system
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what is the CNS made up of?
the brain and spinal cord
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what happens here?
information from the sense organs are sent here and responses are coordinated
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what do neurones do?
transmit the information as electrical impulses
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what is a sensory neurone?
the nerve cells that carry signals from the RECEPTORS to the CNS
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what is a relay neurone?
nerve cells that carry signals from SENSORY NEURONE to MOTOR NEURONE
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what is a motor neurone?
nerve cells that carry signals from the CNS to the EFFECTOR muscles or glands
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what do receptors do to stimuli?
they change them into electrical impulses
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what is a stimulus?
a change in your environment
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