Central Nervous System Case Study

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The nervous system is made up of two systems that work together to help the body function. One of the systems is the Central Nervous System (CNS) which consists of the spinal cord and the brain. The other system is the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) which is made up the nerves that connect to the rest of the body. Working together they both contribute to the wonder known as the nervous system, but how? (Better Health Channel, 2014). As said before, the Nervous system is made up of two systems, CNS and PNS. However, Neurons are microscopic cells that play a massive part in the workings of the Nervous system. What sets apart Neurons form other cells is that they can transmit electrochemical signals when stimulated. Neurons naturally have a small negative charge but when stimulated they produce enough electrical energy to create a reaction in these systems (Better Health Channel, 2014). If you have ever hurt a part of your body, say your leg, you would know that sometimes it feels like the pain is shooting up the entire leg. This is due to the Neurons being stimulated when the leg is hurt which causes a reaction in the nerves. I bet your wondering how the pain travels all the way up you leg. This is due to synapses (Better Health Channel, 2014).…show more content…
The Neurons travel through your body through carrying the electrochemical signals in them when they reach a synapse the neurotransmitters project the said electrochemical energy into another Neuron that travels through another part of the body. Once the signals have travelled all the way to the brain the effector cells and organs (the cells/organs the carry out the instructions of the Nervous system) try and pull the body away from the stimulus (Better Health Channel,
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