15-2 science

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central nervous system the division of the nervous system consisting of the spinal cord and brain
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 nervous system that controls most functions in the body
spinal cord the 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 the body's involuntary actions
autonomic nervous system the group of nerves in the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's involuntary actions
concussion a bruise like injury of the brain that occurs when the soft tissue of the brain collides against the scull

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