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14.9: Test Yourself

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  • 1. Add the following labels to this diagram of a motor neuron.

    cell body | nucleus | axon | dendrites | myelin sheath | muscle fibres

    Anatomy and physiology unlabeled neuron.jpg

    2. What is a synapse?

    3. What is a reflex?

    4. Rearrange the parts of a reflex arc given below in the order in which the nerve impulse travels from the sense organ to the muscle.

    sense organ | relay neuron | motor neuron | sensory neuron | muscle fibres

    5. Add the following labels to the diagram of the dog’s brain shown below.

    cerebellum | cerebral hemisphere | cerebral cortex | pituitary gland | medulla oblongata

    Anatomy and physiology unlabeled LS dog's brain.jpg

    6. What is the function of the meninges that cover the brain and spinal cord

    7. Give 3 effects of the action of the sympathetic nervous system.


    • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)