This is part 1 of a 2-part series on the nervous system. In this webinar, we will learn about the biological basis of the nervous system, from how it is organized and subdivided, to the different types of cells that are in the peripheral nervous system versus the central. Join us to tackle the most efficient signaling system in our body!
The Nervous System Part 1
At a glance
Determine the direction of neuronal signaling (towards the CNS, away from the CNS)
Differentiate parasympathetic and sympathetic responses
Follow a basic reflex arc
Identify molecules (neurotransmitters, drugs, biomolecules) and how they interact with the nervous system
Nervous system divisions: CNS vs PNS, somatic vs autonomic, parasympathetic vs sympathetic
Neuon anatomy and classifications
Cells that support neurons
Synapse anatomy and the reflex arc
The brain blood barrier
On the MCAT
The nervous system is different from the endocrine system, but often these two systems are tested together to see if you can differentiate them
The nervous system has many overlaps with psychology, electrochemistry, and biochemistry - be ready to make connections!
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Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!
The wealth of information and sample questions are great.
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