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 Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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  Chapter Nine:  Nervous System






By the end of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. Explain the general functions of the nervous system. 
  2. Describe the general structure of a neuron.  
  3. Explain how differences in structure and function are used to classify neurons. 
  4. Explain how a membrane becomes polarized.  
  5. Describe the events that lead to the condtuction of a nerve impulse. 
  6. Explain how information passes from one neuron to another. 
  7. Name the parts of a reflex arc, and describe the function of each part. 
  8. Describe the coverings of the brain and spinal cord. 
  9. Name the major parts and functions of the brain.  
  10. Distinguish among motor, sensory and association areas of the cerebral cortex. 
  11. Describe the formation and function of cerebrospinal fluid. 
  12. Name the cranial nerves and list their major functions. 
  13. Describe the functions of the autonomic nervous system. 
  14. Distinguish between the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system. 
  15. Describe a sympathetic and a parasympathetic nerve pathway. 

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  • Lectures:  (PowerPoint)
    • Introduction to the Nervous System
    • The Brain
    • Diagnostic Tools and Disorders of the Brain
    • Sleep and Language  



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