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Central Nervous System

The following crossword puzzle is designed to review concepts relative to the central nervous system.

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Across
3.Secondary brain structure containing the hypothalamus and thalamus.
5.Bundles of tracts which travel along the spinal cord.
8.The frontal lobe is _________to the central sulcus.
9.The spinal cord begins after exiting the foramen _______ of the occipital bone.
10.The most superficial layer of nervous tissue in the ceberal hemisphers contains ____ matter.
11.The postcentral gyrus receives _____ information.
14.The central _____ seperates the primary motor and somatosensory cortices.
18.The most superficial layer of ______ is the endosteum, which attaches to the cranial bones. (No space)
19.CSF is contained between the _______ mater and pia mater.
20.Neuroglia which create insulation for neurons in the CNS.
Down
1.An extension of pia mater which anchors spinal meninges. (No space)
2.Folds of dura mater which seperates the cerebral hemispheres. (No space)
4.The parietal lobe is ________ to the central sulcus.
6.Primary structure that develops into pons, cerebellum, and brain stem.
7.The deepest layer of the spinal cord contains _____ matter.
12.Pia mater is secured to the brain by this neuroglial cell.
13.The epidural space contains _____ tissue for protection of the spinal cord.
15.The precentral gyrus transmits _______ information.
16.The most superficial layer of the spinal cord is composed of _____ mater.
17.A collection of axons in the CNS.

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