Psych M.D. - Nerves


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Term:Nerves
Definition (Myers):Neural "cables" containing many axons. These bundled axons, which are part of the peripheral nervous system, connect the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs (p. 65)1
Definition (alternative): one or more bundles of fibers forming part of a system that conveys impulses of sensation, motion, etc., between the brain or spinal cord and other parts of the body.2
Contextual explanation: Nerve is cable-like, enclosed bundle of axons. It provides pathway for electrochemical nerve impulses that travels between axons. It's important to note that nerves are only found in peripheral nervous system.
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Psych M.D. - Nerves - The Neuron3
Psych M.D. - Nerves - The Neuron4
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  1. Myers, D.G. (2004). Psychology. New York: New York:Worth Publishers.
  2. Nerve Definition. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from Dictionary.com Web site: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nerve
  3. Nervous System. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from The Human Body Web site: http://ann13tn.tripod.com/id4.html
  4. Our Nervous System. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from Gunnu Web site: http://www.gunnu.com/our-nervous-system/
Edited by: Youngmin
Date of last edit: 10/22/09



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