Part A

Match the terms in column A with the descriptions in column B. Place the letter of your choice in the space provided.

Column A

a. astrocyte b. axon c. chromatophilic substance (Nissl body)

d. collateral e. dendrite f. myelin g. neurilemma h. neurofibrils

Column B

1. sheath of Schwann cell containing cytoplasm and nucleus that encloses myelin

2. corresponds to rough endoplasmic reticulum in other cells

3. network of fine threads within nerve fiber

4. substance of Schwann cell composed of lipoprotein

5. nerve fiber with many tiny, thornlike spines that conducts an impulse toward the cell body

6. branch of an axon

7. star-shaped neuroglial cell between neurons and blood vessels

8. nerve fiber arising from a slight elevation of the cell body that conducts an impulse away from the cell body

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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