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The Conscious & Unconscious Nervous System

The Central Nervous System is arguably the most important part of the body because of the way it controls the biological... Read More

Cranial nerve

Definition noun, plural: cranial nerves Any of the paired nerves emerging from the brain (including the brainstem but not... Read More

Central nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system comprised of the brain, the brainstem, and the spinal cord Supplement In... Read More

Brainstem

(Science: anatomy) The lowest part of the brain, which merges with the spinal cord. It consists of the medulla oblongata,... Read More

Reticular activating system

reticular activating system (Science: physiology) A physiological term denoting that part of the brainstem reticular... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Consciousness and Behavior

States of Consciousness Defined either by (1) behavior - ranging from attentive and alert to coma and (2) electrical... Read More

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Olfactory nerve

Definition noun, plural: olfactory nerves The cranial nerve comprised of sensory nerve fibers that carry impulses for the... Read More

Decerebrate rigidity

Definition noun An involuntary posturing whereby the arms are extended on the sides while the head is arched back, as... Read More

Nervous system

Definition noun The organ system responsible mainly for coordination of bodily reactions, organ monitoring, and information... Read More

Control of Body Movement

Motor Control Hierarchy A motor program is the pattern of neural activities required to perform a movement is created and... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Human Neurology

Human Neurology deals essentially with the nervous system of humans. It also features the various theories put forward by... Read More

Degenerative disease

A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due to the deterioration of the... Read More

Terminal nerve

Definition noun, plural: vagus nerves A small cranial nerve that courses anteriorly along the olfactory... Read More

Internal auditory canal

Definition noun A short, narrow passageway through the temporal bone of the skull where the vestibular nerve and cochlear... Read More

Pons

pons (Science: anatomy) A rounded eminence off the ventral surface of the brainstem. The origins of cranial nerves V, VI,... Read More

Motor neuron

Definition noun, plural: motor neurons A type of neuron connected to a muscle fiber and originates from the central nervous... Read More

Deglutology

Definition noun The scientific or medical study of the processes and pathophysiology of deglutition Supplement Deglutology... Read More

Medulla oblongata

medulla oblongata The lowest subdivision of the brainstem, immediately adjacent to the spinal cord. Houses important cardiac... Read More

Peripheral nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system that relays between the central nervous system and the rest of the body, and... Read More

Crus

Definition noun, plural: crura (anatomy) Lower leg; a bodily part likened to a leg or pair of legs (taxonomy) A subgenus of... Read More

Neurophysiology

Definition noun A branch of neuroscience that is concerned with the physiology of the nervous system Supplement Neuroscience... Read More

Internal acoustic meatus

Definition noun A short, narrow passageway through the temporal bone of the skull where the vestibular nerve and cochlear... Read More