Mammalian Nervous System Quiz

WellInformedVibrance avatar

Start Quiz

Study Flashcards

10 Questions

What are the two main parts of the mammalian nervous system?

Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)

What is the function of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)?

Coordinate and regulate body functions

What is a reflex action?

Automatically and rapidly integrates and coordinates stimuli with the responses of effectors

What is the role of a relay neurone in a simple reflex arc?

To transmit signals between sensory and motor neurones

What is the function of a synapse in the nervous system?

To transmit signals between neurones

What is a reflex action?

An involuntary, unplanned sequence or action and nearly instantaneous response to a stimulus

What initiates a neural signal in a reflex arc?


What is the function of a synapse in a reflex arc?

Carries neural signal to a motor neuron

Why do many reflexes not require conscious thought?

Because the neural signals do not always travel to the brain

What is the purpose of the startle reflex?

To provide an automatic response to an unexpected stimulus

"Test Your Knowledge of the Mammalian Nervous System" Challenge yourself with this quiz on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Explore the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and neuronal function. Test your understanding of how electrical impulses coordinate and regulate body functions.

Make Your Own Quizzes and Flashcards

Convert your notes into interactive study material.

Get started for free
Use Quizgecko on...