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Can you name the names and functions of the different parts of the brain?

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HintAnswerExtra Info
Theory That Each Brain Cell is an Individual CellProposed by Cajal; neurons are separated by synapses
Stacks of Disc-Shaped MembranesUsed to wrap and package proteins
Neuron With 3 or More Neurites
All Axons Have:A beginning
Double-Stranded, Antiparallel Nucleotide Polymer
Cellular Fluid Within the Neuron
The Wires that Carry Neuron OutputBundles of fibers that make up nerves; variances in diameter affect speed of transfer
Chemicals Released From Presynaptic NeuronsElicits a response in the postsynaptic neuron
Transmembrane Protein That is Gated or Non-Gated
String of Polypeptides
Ohm's Law
Transport from Dendrites to SomaTravels via chynein 'feet' on microtubules
'Antennae'; Receives Incoming Signals
Branch Coming off the Soma that has 2 Types
Negatively Charged Atoms or Molecules
Smallest Cytoskeleton ComponentMade of actin; forms a network beneath the cell membrane
Sections of DNA Containing Information Needed for Polypeptide Chains
Brain and Spinal Chord
Purple Stain Showing Cell BodiesDoesn't show anything other than location of cell bodies
All Nervous Tissues(i.e. everything else)
Transmembrane Protein That Actively Transports IonsUse ATP
Front Section of the Brainsoft and squishy, controls sensory information
Transmembrane Protein That Removes Intracellular Na and Concentrates Intracellular KUses energy in the form of ATP
Transport from Soma to TerminalsTravels via kinesin 'feet' on microtubules
Used to Calculate Equilibrium Potential
Regions of RNA Used in Coding
The Regions of a Primary RNA Transcript Not Used to Code Protein
Grooves on the Surface of the Brain
All Axons Have:An end; have vesicles that carry neurotransmitters
Transmembrane Protein That is Always Open for Transport
Electrical Force that Makes Ions Move
HintAnswerExtra Info
Wires Made of Bunches of Fibers
Medium Cytoskeleton ComponentForm a lattice structure used for strength
String of Amino AcidsChain larger than 20 = a protein!
Produce ATPFats, carbs, proteins, and oxygen go in; ATP comes out
Hollow Spaces Inside the Braincause muscles to move and contain fluid
Process or Intron Removal
Very Deep Groove
The Potential of the Cell at Which There is No Net Movement of Ions
Neuron With 1 Neurite
RNA-Synthesizing EnzymeBinds at Promoter
Glial Cell; Forms Myelin in PNSAsymmetrical; cleans up damage by guiding axons to re-grow and re-connect
Chemical Force that Makes Ions MoveDown the concentration gradient
The Relative Inability of an Electrical Charge to MigrateRepresented by R, measured in Ohms
Central Dogma Process of RNA SynthesisInitiated at the promoter region; stopped at the terminator region
Neuron With 2 Neurites
Theory That Brain Cells are a Continuous MassProposed by Golgi (he was wrong)
Membrane Formed by Hydrophobic Tails and Hydrophilic HeadsForms a barrier to water-soluble ions
Glial Cell; Defensive Function; Protects against invading organisms
Positively Charged Atoms or Molecules
Used to Calculate RMP
The Movement of Electrical ChargeRepresented by I (amps)
Supporting Cells Glue vital to nervous system; 5 major types
Contained Within PNSControls sensation and motion
Largest Cytoskeleton ComponentThick hollow pipes made of tubulin; used for transport
Stacks of Disc-Shaped Membrane
Bumps of the Surface of the Brain
Electrical Potential The force exerted on a charged particle
Transport Along Microtubules
Contained Within PNSControls breathing, heart rate, and digestion
An Unequal Distribution of the Charge Across a Molecule
HintAnswerExtra Info
Glial Cell; Forms Myelin Around Axons in Brain & Spinal CordAsymmetrical
Various Polypeptides Bonded Together to Form a Larger Protein
ER Studded with Ribosomes Used for protein synthesis
Process of Destroying Pieces of Brain Tube Led to discovery of different sections of the brain
3-Dimensional Folding of a Polypeptide
Long Strands of Protein Within the NucleusContain DNA
Nervous System Within ANS'Rest and Digest'
Specialized Gap Between NeuronsWhere 2 neurons communicate
Silver Stain Showing Entire Cell Body and Neurites
Nervous System Within ANS'Fight or Flight'
Nerve Split Towards the Back of the Spinal CordCarries information from the body to the brain
An Even Distribution of the Charge Across a Molecule
Relative Ability of an Electrical Charge to Migrate from One Point to AnotherRepresented by g (Siemens, or S)
Region of Contact Where a Neuron Transfers Info to Another Cell
Structure of NeuronProtein strands that give the neuron shape; has 3 parts
Back Section of the BrainFirm, used for muscle control
Glial Cell; Secretes Cerebrospinal FluidLines the walls of the ventricles in the brain
Membrane Voltage Maintained by a Cell When not Generating Action PotentialsNeurons have one of -65mV
Little Membrane Balloons (Organelle)Used to transport proteins
States That Nerves Can Only Carry Information Unidirectionally
Inner Matter of the Brain
Makes Signals Travel Faster Down an AxonSticky-Notes wrapped around a pencil
Coiling of a Polypeptide into an Alpha-Helix
Outer Matter of the Brain
Glial Cell; Nutritive and Support FunctionsStar-shaped and symmetrical; surround and isolate synapses; control fluid around neurons; clean up debris and fill area with glia
Central Dogma Process Protein SynthesisFollows genetic instructions carried by mRNA
Nerve Split Towards the Front of the Spinal CordCarries information from the brain to the body
All Axons Have:A middle
Take in mRNA and Synthesize ProteinEither free-floating or associated with Rough ER

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