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What is the role of the nervous system?
The nervous system helps all the parts of the body to communicate with each other. It also reacts to changes both outside and inside the body. The nervous system uses both electrical and chemical means to send and receive messages.
What is the rule for neurons in the nervous system?
A neuron is a nerve cell that is the basic building block of the nervous system. Neurons are similar to other cells in the human body in a number of ways, but there is one key difference between neurons and other cells. Neurons are specialized to transmit information throughout the body.
How are voluntary responses governed by the nervous system?
Voluntary responses are governed by the somatic nervous system and involuntary responses are governed by the autonomic nervous system, which are discussed in the next section. Integration. Stimuli that are received by sensory structures are communicated to the nervous system where that information is processed.
What do you need to know about your nervous system?
Your nervous system is the command center for your entire body. It needs care to keep working correctly. See your doctor regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid drugs, and only drink alcohol in moderation. The best way to avoid nerve damage from disease is to manage conditions that can injure your nerves, such as diabetes.
How does the sympathetic nervous system respond to an emergency?
Responding to an emergency: part of the nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system makes your heart beat faster and causes you to release adrenaline in an emergency. The senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell are all controlled by the nervous system. What are the common diseases in the nervous system?
Which is part of the body does the nervous system control?
Nervous System Your nervous system is your body’s command center. Originating from your brain, it controls your movements, thoughts and automatic responses to the world around you. It also controls other body systems and processes, such as digestion, breathing and sexual development (puberty).