Identify the major structures and functions of the nervous system.
DefinitionIdentification should include the structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous system as follows:
- The central nervous system contains the brain and spinal cord.
- The peripheral nervous system contains cranial nerves and spinal nerves.
- Can the central nervous system cells regenerate after being damaged? Why is this important?
- Where are the respiratory centers located in the brain? How is this important in health care?
- What is meningitis? What test is used to diagnose it?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will investigate and understand life functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key concepts include
- comparison of their metabolic activities;
- maintenance of homeostasis;
- how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
- human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
- how viruses compare with organisms; and
- evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.