consists of the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Contains somatic, automic, sympathetic and parasympathetic.
Somatic Nervous System
Control voluntary muscles and conveys sensory information to the central nervous system
controls involuntary muscles
toward the back, away from the ventral (stomach) side.
toward the stomach, away from the dorsal (back) side
toward the front end
Toward the rear end
above another part
below another part
toward the side, away from the midline
toward the midline, away from the side
located close to the point of origin or attachment
located more distant from the point of origin or attachment
on the same side of the body (two parts on the left or two on the right)
on the opposite side of the body (one on the left and one on the right)
a plane that shows brain structure as seen from the front
a plane that shows brain structures as seen form the side
a plane that shows brain structures as seen from above
part of the CNS within the spinal column. commumicates wit hall the sense organs and muscles except those of the head. segmented structure
one of the first discoveries about the functions of the nervous system, the entering dorsal roots (axon bundles) carry sensory information, and the exiting ventral roots carry motor information. The axons to and from the skin and muscles are the PNS.