Unit 2 : BA Key Terms

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Central Nervous System (CNS)
Comprised of the brain & spinal cord. Receives sensory info from the nervous system & controls the body's response.
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Synapse
A junction between two neurones where info passes
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Receptor
Areas on a neurone where neurotransmitters attach
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Neurone
A cell in the nervous system which receives or passes information via electrical impulses
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Neurotransmitter
Chemical messengers involved in passing info from one neurone to another in synaptic transmission - *Allowing brain to process thoughts and memories (eg, dopamine and noradrenaline)
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Genes
DNA
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Hormones
Chemicals that are released into the bloddstream, causing the (particular) body function to change - *Like neurotransmitters the carry/pass messages but very slowly as they use the bllodstream as a transport medium
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A junction between two neurones where info passes

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Neurone

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