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The part of the brain that coordinates the actions of the muscles and helps maintain balance
a) Cerebrum
b) Cerebellum
c) Cerebral Cortex

The group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls involuntary actions
a) Autonomic Nervous System
b) Somatic Nervous System
c) Central Nervous System

The part of the brain that interprets input from the senses, controls movement, and carries out complex mental processes
a) Cerebellum
b) Cerebrum
c) Cerebral Cortex

A neuron that sends an impulse to a muscle or gland, causing the muscle or gland to react
a) Synapse neuron
b) Sensory neuron
c) Motor neuron

The thick column of nervous tissue that links the brain to most of the nerves on the peripheral nervous system
a) Brainstem
b) Spinal cord
c) Brain

The part of the brain that lies between the cerebellum and the spinal cord and controls the bodys actions
a) Medulla Oblongata
b) Spinal Cord
c) Brain Stem

The division of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
a) Central Nervous System
b) Sympathetic Nervous System
c) Autonomic Nervous System

The junction where one neuron can transfer an impulse to the next structure
a) Stimulus
b) Synapse
c) Spagetti junction

A neuron that picks up stimuli from the internal or external environment and converts each stimulus into a nerve impulse
a) Somatic neuron
b) Motor neuron
c) Sensory neuron

A threadlike extension of a neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body
a) Dendrite
b) Axon
c) Neuron

An action or change in behavior that occurs as a result of a stimulus
a) Reflex
b) Reaction
c) Response

The message carried by a neuron
a) Nerve message
b) Nerve impulse
c) Nerve massage

The group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls voluntary movements
a) Autonomic Nervous System
b) Parasympathetic Nervous System
c) Somatic Nervous System

A bundle of nerve fibers
a) Neuron
b) Nerve
c) Nerve ending

A threadlike extension of a neuron that carries nerve impulses toward the cell body
a) Axon
b) Nerve Impulse
c) Dendrite

An automatic response that occurs rapidly and without conscious control
a) reflex
b) response
c) reaction

A bruiselike injury of the brain that occurs when the soft tissue of the brain collides against the skull
a) crash
b) collision
c) concussion

The part of the central nervous system that is located in the skull and controls most functions in the body
a) brain
b) medulla oblongata
c) cerebellum

A cell that carries information through the nervous system
a) nerve
b) neuron
c) x-cell

Any change or signal in the environment that can make an organism react in some way
a) response
b) environmental change
c) stimulus

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