The Biological Approach - Biological Structures and their Functions

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Neurons
They are nerve cells that provide the physiological system with its primary means of communication
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The Central Nervous System
Is made up of the BRAIN and the SPINAL CORD. The spinal cord receives and passes messages to and from the brain. It also connects nerves to the Peripheral system
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The Peripheral Nervous System
Consists of neurons that send information to and from the CNS. It is divided into the Somatic and the Autonomic systems
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The Somatic Nervous System
Transmits information received by the senses to the CNS and sends messages from the CNS to muscles
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The Autonomic Nervous System
It is divided into the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems. It links the CNS to internal organs and controls basic functions like breathing and digestion. (it cannot be controlled voluntarily)
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Is made up of the BRAIN and the SPINAL CORD. The spinal cord receives and passes messages to and from the brain. It also connects nerves to the Peripheral system

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The Central Nervous System

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Consists of neurons that send information to and from the CNS. It is divided into the Somatic and the Autonomic systems

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Transmits information received by the senses to the CNS and sends messages from the CNS to muscles

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It is divided into the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems. It links the CNS to internal organs and controls basic functions like breathing and digestion. (it cannot be controlled voluntarily)

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