Educational Notes : You dont have to be nervous for your nervous system to kick in! The nervous system is a network of cells and fibers that send nerve impulses between one part of the body to another to tell it what to do. Think of it like telephone wires carrying communication to and from a caller and receiver. Since the nerves in the body have a lot to chat about to keep the body working right, the nervous system is broken down into two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system. The brain is responsible for processing and interpreting, or making sense, of information that is sent to it by nerves, and the spinal cord sends instructions on what to do back to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is made up of nerves and ganglia, which are clusters of nerve cells called neurons. Once the information arrives in the peripheral nervous system, its sent to where it needs to go. This pictures shows the intricate detail of the nervous system in the human body.
Image ID : SIL-39088002182095_animalphysiology00carp_0391
Catalog ID : 87275
Type : Prints
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Publisher : H. G. Bohn
Language : English
Publication Place : London (England)
Rights : No Copyright - United States
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