The Brain

1. What does the pituitary galnd do

  • unconscious activities
  • Concious thoughts, reasoning, memory, emotion, language
  • secretes hormones
  • process information to and from the spinal cord, release hormones and regulate the body temperature
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2. what is the function of the Medulla

  • breathing, digestion and unconcious activities
  • secretes hormones
  • muscle movement and balance

3. Why are X rays not used on the brain

  • x rays don't detect the tissues int he brain therefore it is waste of money
  • the idosized radiation can damage the cells in the brain and increase the liklihood of cancer developing
  • there are no skeletal features in the brain so there is no point

4. What is the function of the cerebellum

  • Concious thoughts, reasoning, memory, emotion, language
  • muscle coordination
  • secretes hormones

5. What does an MRI scan do ?

  • visualizes the different types of neurons in the brain
  • Visualise internal structures and shows a constrast between soft tissues
  • Is used in neurosurgical procedures


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