Anatomy and Physiology: Nervous System Overview

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What are the major regions of the brain in the central nervous system?

The major regions of the brain in the central nervous system are the cerebrum and cerebral cortex, the diencephalon, the brain stem, and the cerebellum.

What are the two main divisions of the nervous system and what does each include?

The two main divisions of the nervous system are the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which consists of the neurological system outside of the brain and spinal cord.

What is the responsibility of the cerebral cortex in the nervous system?

The cerebral cortex is responsible for the higher functions of the nervous system such as memory, emotion, and consciousness.

How is the communication between the right and left hemispheres of the cerebral cortex facilitated?

The corpus callosum is the major pathway of communication between the right and left hemispheres of the cerebral cortex.

When can a neurological health history be obtained from a patient?

A neurological health history can be obtained if the patient is alert and oriented to person, place, and time.

Test your knowledge of the nervous system's structure and function, including the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Understand the roles of the brain, spinal cord, and cranial nerves.

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