15-2 Divisions science

Term Definition
central nervous system a division of nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
Peripheral nervous system a division of the nervous system consisting of all the nerves located outside the central nervous system
brain the part of a nervous system that controls most functions in the body
spinal cord a thick column of nerve tissue that links the brain to most of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system
brain stem the part of the brain that lies between cerebellum and spinal cord and controls the body's involuntary actions
somatic nervous system a group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls voluntary actions
autonomic nervous system a group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls involuntary actions
concussions a bruise like injury of the brain that occurs when soft tissue of the brain collides against the skull

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