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What are the functions of your peripheral nervous system?

What are the functions of your peripheral nervous system?

Connects: Peripheral nervous system includes all the nerves that reside out of the brain and spinal cord (ie central nervous system). It sends signals to the brain (our senses) and receive signals from the central nervous system (motor activity) to move muscles. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are functions of the skeletal system?

What are functions of the skeletal system?

Functions skeleton: Great wifpeida question. Most simply they keep you from being an amoeba. ...Read more

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What are the subdivisions of the nervous system?

What are the subdivisions of the nervous system?

Nervous system: In general terms, the central nervous system (CNS) is made up of the brain & spinal cord. The peripheral ns includes the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, & all others outside of the cns. Functionally the autonomic ns involves essentially involuntary actions. The sympathetic ns is the 'fight or flight' emergency system & parasympathetic ns is the rest & digest system. They work together. ...Read more

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What is the function of the nervous system with alzheimer's disease?

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What is the function of the nervous system with alzheimer's disease?

Everything: It is all about the nervous system in alzheimer's disease. The main defect is the development of plaque around neurons in the brain and the failure of normal neurotransmission. The nerve cells in the brain fail to communicate and transmit properly. ...Read more

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What are the major organs of the nervous system?

What are the major organs of the nervous system?

Brain & Spinal Cord: The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (cns). The peripheral nervous system (pns) consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

The engine...: The main function of the cardiovascular system is to keep all of the other organ systems functioning by providing them with blood flow. All the organ systems work in harmony to make the body work, some act like filters, some like computers, some like machines. The heart is like the engine in the car. You need all the parts of the car to work to drive it, but won't go anywhere without the engine. ...Read more

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What parts the of the nervous system that are affected by down syndrome?

What parts the of the nervous system that are affected by down syndrome?

Down's Syndrome: This syndrome has multiple physical effects, but the primary part of the nervous system affected is the brain. Intellectual development will be limited, and so will judgment, attention span, etc. Learning will be slow. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/3c4rwpl. ...Read more

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What carries impulses between the peripheral nervous system and the CNS?

What carries impulses between the peripheral nervous system and the CNS?

Brief anatomy: Sensors in the skin pick up pain, temperature, light touch, carry along peripheral nerves that synapse within the spinal cord, travel up anatomical pathways into the brain and at level of thalamus, pathways to grey matter via white matter connections eventuate in conscious awareness. Recommend textbook of medical physiology for more information.. ...Read more

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What things affect the health of the nervous system?

What things affect the health of the nervous system?

Numerous: A standard textbook of neurology read from cover to cover would answer your question in detail. But common neurological diseases include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and medical illnesses causing neurological complications such as alcohol, and diabetes; ...Read more

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What are the types of demyelinating disease that affect the central nervous system and what can you do about them?

What are the types of demyelinating disease that affect the central nervous system and what can you do about them?

A demyelinating disease is any condition that results in damage to the protective covering (myelin sheath) that surrounds nerve fibers in your brain and spinal cord: When the myelin sheath is damaged, nerve impulses slow or even stop, causing neurological problems. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In this disorder, your immune system attacks the myelin sheath or the cells that produce and maintain it. This causes inflammation and injury to the sheath and ultimately to the nerve fibers that it surrounds and may result in multiple areas of scarring (sclerosis). Other types of demyelinating disease and their causes include: Optic neuritis — inflammation of the optic nerve in one or both eyes, Neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s disease) — inflammation and demyelination of the central nervous system, especially of the optic nerve and spinal cord, Transverse myelitis — inflammation of the spinal cord, Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis — inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, Adrenoleukodystrophy and adrenomyeloneuropathy — rare, inherited metabolic disorders. MS and other demyelinating diseases most commonly result in vision loss, muscle weakness, muscle stiffness and spasms, loss of coordination, loss of sensation, pain, and changes in bladder and bowel function. No cures exist for demyelinating diseases and their progression, and symptoms are different for everyone. Getting treatment early is important. Treatment focuses on: Minimizing the effects of the attacks, Modifying the course of the disease, Managing the symptoms. A variety of drug therapies are recommended depending on your specific disorder. These may include medications that decrease the frequency of new lesion formation. Strategies to treat symptoms include physical therapy, muscle relaxing drugs, and medications to reduce pain and fatigue. Talk with your doctor about the best course of treatment for your specific disorder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system?

What is the difference between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system?

Anatomical terms: Brain, spinal cord, and cranial nerves, especially optic nerves, all start within the central system. Once outside the spinal canal these nerves are now called peripheral nerves and connect to muscle to cause contraction, and return to spinal cord, sensory nerves, to report peripheral sensations from outer world. ...Read more

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How are the cardiovascular and nervous systems related?

How are the cardiovascular and nervous systems related?

Nervous Sys controls: Nervous system controls everthing. There are 2 autonomic systems: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic. Also a Voluntary nervous system we partially control: hitting tennis ball or walking. Symp system is the flight or fight system. Parasymp system controls GI function and others, both control Hrt Rate in opposite directions. Para alone: HrtRate 40; Symp alone HR 140. Together HR is ...Read more