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Which of the following is not one of the basic three functions of nerves?
a) Process b) Receive c) Transmit d) Stimulate
Which of the following is not a special characteristic of neurons?
a) short life span b) longevity c) do not divide d) high metabolic rate
At rest, the inside of a neuron’s membrane has ______.
a) a negative charge b) a positive charge c) a neutral charge d) different charges
The junction between two communicating neurons is called ______.
a) synapse b) neuromuscular junction c) nervous junction d) axon terminal
This is the term for a chemical that is released at the gap to signal the next neuron.
a) neurotransmitter b) axon c) myelin d) neurotranslocator
This neurotransmitter stimulates muscle contraction.
a) acetylcholine b) monoamine c) dopamine d) endorphins
This neurotransmitter reduces pain and inhibits receptors.
a) endorphin b) dopamine c) serotonin d) GABA
This neurotransmitter affects sleepiness and mood.
a) serotonin b) norepinephrine c) dopamine d) acetylcholine
This neurotransmitter provides a sense of feeling good; low levels lead to depression.
a) dopamine b) norepinephrine c) serotonin d) GABA
This is a quick, automatic response that may only involve a few nerve cells.
a) reflex b) arc c) autonomic d) impulse
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