Nervous system anatomy and physiology
Neuron action potential
Blood brain barrier
Ascending and descending spinal tracts
Pyramidal and extrapyramidal tracts
Muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs
Spinal cord reflexes
Sensory receptor function
Sympathetic nervous system
Parasympathetic nervous system
Enteric nervous system
Body temperature regulation (thermoregulation)
Hunger and satiety
Basal ganglia: Direct and indirect pathway of movement
descending spinal tracts p. 526
topographic representation p. 518
ventral lateral thalamus and p. 513
The motor cortex is the part of the brain that is responsible for the control of voluntary movements. It receives input from other areas of the brain, such as the somatosensory cortex and the cerebellum, and it sends output signals down the spinal cord to the muscles, allowing for the initiation and control of movement.
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