Basic Neuroscience

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

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

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