Parts of the Nervous System
- Q What makes up the peripheral nervous system?
Dr. Bill Salt, GastroenterologyThe peripheral nervous system is subdivided into the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is your environmental interface. It is the interface between the internal environment of your mind/brain and body... Full Answer
- Q What happens when I don't use my brain synapses?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineProblems arise when brain synapses lie dormant: The less you use certain connections, the greater chance they have of falling into disrepair (like losing ﬂuency in a foreign language if you don't use it for a long time). Technically, we actually learn... Full Answer
- Q What are glial cells?
Glial cells, the most abundant cell types in the CNS, are supportive cells in the brain and spinal cord. There are three types of glial cells: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia. This information is based on source information from the National... Full Answer
- Q Why must hypothalamic dysfunction be treated with multiple interventions?
Dr. Kent Holtorf, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismAlthough a concept that is sometimes uncomfortable and foreign to traditional medical styles of thinking, the need for multiple interventions is required for effective treatment of an illness that affects a critical control center (such as the... Full Answer