15-2 divisoins science

Term Definition
Central nervous system The division of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
Peripheral nervous system The division of the nervous system consisting of all of the nerves located outside the central nervous system.
Brain The part of the 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 the cerebellum and spinal cord, and controls the body's involuntary actions.
Somatic nervous system The group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls voluntary actions.
Autonomic nervous system The group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls involuntary actions.
Concussion A bruise like injury of the brain that occurs when the soft tissue of the brain collides against the skull.

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