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AP Bio Nervous System
Transcript of AP Bio Nervous System
Hi, my name is Brian
I'm a little nervous...
Control center for your body
Receives and interprets information from the senses
Sends information to the muscles and glands
bodies control center
Has 100 billion neurons
bundles of nerve fibers
connects the brain to the peripheral nervous system
Mutation in gene that makes ALDP
loss of hearing
trouble with language comprehension
deterioration of fine motor control
taking Lorenzo’s oil to help lower elevated VLCFA levels
medications to relieve symptoms such as seizures
physical therapy to loosen muscles and reduce spasms
serious memory loss
any major change in the way the mind works
difficulty remembering newly learned information
Many drugs to slow he worsening of symptoms and improve quality of life
Doctors are not certain
May be genetic or environmental
dimple or birthmark on back
nerves protruding from back
brace or wheelchair
adrenoleukodystrophy protein (ALDP) breaks down very long chain fatty acids
voluntary control of movement
involuntary control of movement
transmits impulses of sensation to the brain or spinal cord, and then to the muscles and organs.
protected by the spinal column, made of vertebrae
8 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral and 1 coccygeal
3 layers of spinal cord
dura mater, arachnoid mater, pia mater
initiation of response of environment
control of emotional response
internalization of language
memory for habits and motor activities
involved in everything, most commonly damaged in car accidents, matures until age of 25
hearing ability, memory acquisition, categorization of objects, emotions, language
visual input, visual perception, recognition of printed words
visual attention, touch perception, goal-oriented voluntary movements, use of multiple senses
ventral nerve cords
dorsal nerve cords