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Biology quiz #3: The brain and nervous system
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Which part of the brain is in control of the higher brain functions such as conscious thought?
The brain and spinal cord make up the...
Central nervous system (CNS)
Which part of the brain controls the body's homeostatic mechanisms, such as core body temperature regulation?
What type of motor neurone carries impulses to the skeletal muscles (which are voluntary)?
What type of motor neurone in the PNS is mostly non-myelinated?
Which type of autonomic motor neurone is most active during sleep and relaxation?
Which part of the brain controls heart rate and breathing?
Which type of autonomic motor neurone is most active during times of stress?
How many sodium ions do the sodium-potassium pumps pump out of the cell for every 2 potassium ions pumped into the cell?
What is the potential difference across the axon membrane of a resting neurone called?
What is the value of this potential difference (inside the cell compared to outside)?
What type of cell surrounds axons to form the myelin sheath?
What are the gaps between these cells called?
Nodes of Ranvier
What neurotransmitter is released by sympathetic neurones?
What is the name given to the way that an action potential appears to jump from one node of Ranvier to another?
What is the movement of ions along the neurone called?
What is the name of the pressure receptors in the skin?
What is the name of the period after an action potential has been stimulated during which another action potential cannot be stimulated?
What neurotransmitter is released by parasympathetic neurones?
From which part of the brain is ADH secreted?
Posterior pituitary gland
Mar 24, 2021
A couple things: norepinephrine should be accepted for noradrenaline, resting membrane potential varies (I learned it as -70 mV, but it depends on the neuron location, maybe add a few type-ins).
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