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Spinal Cord and Nerves - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The spinal cord is a complex structure of the central nervous system from which many nerves originate and influence other parts of the body. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the functions of the spinal cord and the central nervous system. The lessons are designed to teach you more about what the spinal cord and nerves do. You can quiz yourself after each lesson and even ask instructors for help, if needed. In these lessons, you'll learn things like:
- What makes up the spinal cord
- Types of reflexes
- The function of interneurons in the nervous system
|Anatomy of the Spinal Cord: Function, Lesson & Quiz||Explore details of the spinal cord's structure and function.|
|Interneurons: Definition, Function & Quiz||Learn the role of interneurons in sensory and motor pathways of the nervous system.|
|Reflex: Definition, Types & Examples||Study examples of the types of reflexes in the human body.|
1. Anatomy of the Spinal Cord: Function & Explanation
The spinal cord partners up with the brain to send information around the body as electrical signals. It tells the body what the brain wants and the brain what the body is feeling. This lesson explains how its structure helps accomplish this.
2. Interneurons: Definition & Function
The central nervous system is designed to connect sensory and motor pathways for reflexes. Interneurons are the cells that serve as that connection. This article addresses interneurons and their function in the nervous system.
3. Reflex: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about reflexes in the human body. Different types of reflexes will be discussed and examples will be provided when appropriate. Finally you will be able to test your knowledge of the content by taking the quiz.
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