The Nervous System

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The Nervous System::

The Nervous System: By: Maya Strauss

Organ: The Brain:

Organ: The Brain The b rain is one of the main organs in the Central Nervous System The Brain controls our body The Brain receives information, analyzes information and then stores the information

Tissue: Nervous Tissue:

Tissue: Nervous Tissue Nervous tissue: Responsible for sensing stimuli and transmitting signals to and from different parts of an organism. Example: sending signals to the brain Nervous tissue reacts to stimuli and conducts impulses to various organs in the body Nervous tissue is made up of nervous cells called neurons

Cells: Neurons and Glial Cells:

Cells: Neurons and Glial Cells Neurons : Cells that send and receive electro-chemical signals to and from the brain and nervous system . **Basic unit of the nervous tissue** Glial cells : Provide support functions for the neurons

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Image Sources: Slide #1: http :// / Slide #2: http :// Human_brain Slide # 3 : http :// / sci_ed /grade10/mammal/ nervous.htm Slide #4 : http :// glial_cells.shtml http:// /brain/tumors/anatomy/ neurons.html

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