Help yourself to learn the anatomy of the human nervous system by following these free and printable anatomy diagrams! These diagrams of nervous system are designed to guide you in studying the structure and anatomy of the nervous system. Follow these diagrams to study more about the anatomy and structures of our nervous system!
The diagram of the nervous system above shows the details of nerve system. There are components in the nervous system that are responsible for the control of the body and communication among its parts. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. The brain plays a central role in the control of most bodily functions, including awareness, movements, sensations, thoughts, speech, and memory. Some reflex movements can occur via spinal cord pathways without the participation of brain structures. The spinal cord is connected to a section of the brain called the brainstem and runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord carries signals (messages) back and forth between the brain and the peripheral nerves. More details of the nerve cell or neuron can be seen in the following nerve diagrams.
The central nervous system is composed of large numbers of excitable nerve cells and their processes, called neurons, which are supported by specialized tissue called neuroglia. Neurons communicate within the body by transmitting electrochemical signals. There is one important process that every neuron has called an axon, which is the fiber that connects a neuron with its target. Another type of process that branches off from the soma is the dendrite. Dendrites are responsible for receiving most of the input from other neurons.
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