The central nervous system

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Central Nervous System:
The complex system of nerve tissues that controls the activities of the body, consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
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Neuron:
An electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals.
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Neurotransmitter:
A brain chemical that relays signals between neurons to communicate information between brain and body.
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Re-uptake:
The process by which unused molecules of neurotransmitter are absorbed back in to the pre-synaptic neuron, or destroyed by enzymes.
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Action Potential:
The electrical trigger which passes along the axon to stimulate the activation and release of neurotransmitters.
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Synaptic Transmission:
The process through which neurotransmitters travel from the axon to the terminal button, then passes on the chemical message across the synaptic cleft to the adjacent neuron.
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Hippocampus:
A seahorse shaped part of the brain, situated in the limbic system, which plays an important role in the consolidation of memory and is responsible for spatial navigation.
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