DIVISIONS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM REVIEW

WORD BANK
hemisphereshippocampuscerebellum brain
amygdalacortexnervethalamus
sulcusgliatractganglia
hypothalamusneuronsgyrusspinal cord
corpus callosumnucleicerebral cortexcolliculi


Instructions: Complete the following sentences using words from the Word Bank.

1. The Latin word meaning "bark" of a tree is used for the area of the brain called the ________________.

2. The midbrain includes structures such as the superior and inferior __________ and red nucleus.

3. A structure important for movement and balance is the ______________.

4. The central nervous system is divided into two major parts: the ____________ and the __________.

5. In the central nervous system, collections of neurons are called _____________.

6. A bump or bulge on the cortex is called a __________and a groove is called a _______________.

7. One important function of the ________________________ is to control body temperature.

8. The brain contains about 100 billion ____________ and trillions of "support cells" called __________.

9. The limbic system is a group of structures that includes the __________________________, the hippocampus, mammillary bodies and cingulate gyrus.

10. In the Peripheral Nervous System, a collection of axons is called a ___________.

11. The brain is divided into two halves called _______________________.

12. In the peripheral nervous system, collections of neurons are called ______________.

13. The _____________receives sensory information and relays this information to the __________________.

14. One part of the limbic system that is important for memory and learning is called the ___________________.

15. The right and left sides of the cerebral cortex are connected by a thick band of nerve fibers called the ____________________________.

16. In the central nervous system, collections of axons are called_______________.


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