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

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

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