STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION OF     NERVOUS SYSTEM        INTRODUCTION
NERVOUS SYSTEM• NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEM  CONTROL THE FUNCTIONS OF THE BODY• NERVOUS SYSTEM ENABLES THE BODY TO...
NERVOUS SYSTEM•   DIVISION OF NERVOUS SYSTEM•   NERVOUS SYSTEM IS DIVIDED•   STRUCTURALLY INTO---- CNS•                   ...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• CELLS OF NERVOUS SYSTEM• CONSISTS OF TWO MAIN TYPES OF CELLS• 1 NEURONS• 2 NEUROGLIA•   NEURONES• STRUCTUR...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• NEURONES [CONTD ]• PROCESSES ARE—DENDRITES &•              ---AXONS• MYELIN CONSISTS OF LAYERS OF LIPIDS A...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• NEUROGLIA• NONEXCITABLE• FORM A MAJOR COMPONENT OF NERVOUS  TISSUE• SUPPORT, INSULATE AND NOURISH THE  NEU...
NERVOUS SYSTEM•   NEUROGLIA [ CONTD ]•   IN THE CNS INCLUDE---•   OLIGODENDROCYTES•   ASTROCYTES•   EPENDYMAL CELLS•   MIC...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• CNS• CONSISTS OF BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD• MAIN FUNCTIONS• 1 INTEGRATE AND COORDINATE INCOMING  AND OUTGOING ...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• CNS [ CONTD ]• NUCLEUS---COLLECTION OF NERVE CELL  BODIES IN THE CNS• TRACT---ABUNDLE OF NERVE FIBRES[AXON...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• CNS [ CONTD ]• GREY MATER FORMED BY NERVE CELL BODIES• WHITE MATER FORMED BY  INTERCONNECTING FIBRE TRACT ...
NERVOUS SYSTEM•   MENINGES [CONTD ]•   THREE LAYERS---•   PIA MATER—INNERMOST•   ARACHNOID MATER –MIDDLE•   DURA MATER—OUT...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• PNS• CONSISTS OF NERVE FIBRES AND NERVE CELL  BODIES OUTSIDE THE CNS THAT CONDUCT  IMPULSES TO OR AWAY FRO...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• PNS• CONSISTS OF NERVE FIBRES AND NERVE CELL  BODIES OUTSIDE THE CNS THAT CONDUCT  IMPULSES TO OR AWAY FRO...
NERVOUS SYSTEM• PNS[CONTD]• PERIPHERAL NERVES• CRANIAL--- 12 PAIRS 12th PAIR ARISES MOSTLY  FROM THE SUPERIOR PART OF SPIN...
MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• SPINAL CORD• PRESENT WITHIN THE VERTEBRAL CANAL• SURROUNDED BY THREE LAYERS OF MENINGES• ROUGHLY C...
MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• SPINAL CORD [CONTD ]• FILUM TERMINALE IS A PROLONGATION OF PIA MATER –  EXTENDS FROM THE APEX OF C...
MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• STRUCTURE OF SPINAL CORD• COMPOSED OF-- INNER CORE OF GREY MATER  SURROUNDED BY—OUTER CORE OF WHIT...
MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• STRUCTURE OF SP CORD [CONTD ]• IN THE THORACIC SEGMENT LATERAL HORNS  ARE ALSO PRESENT•   WHITE MA...
MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• BRAIN• PRESENT IN THE CRANIAL CAVITY• SURROUNDED BY THREE LAYERS OF  MENINGES• DIVIDED INTO THREE ...
HIND BRAIN•   DIVIDED INTO---•   MEDULLA OBLONGATA•   PONS•   CEREBELLUM
MEDULLA OBLONGATA•   CONICAL IN SHAPE•   CONNECTS THE PONS TO THE SPINAL CORD•   CONTAINS A NUMBER OF NUCLEI•   SERVES AS ...
PONS• PRESENT ON THE ANTERIOR SURFACE OF THE  CEREBELLUM• CONNECTS THE MIDBRAIN TO THE MEDULLA• HAS LARGE NUMBER OF TRANSV...
CEREBELLUM• PRESENT IN THE POSTERIOR CRANIAL FOSSA• THE TWO HEMISPHERES CONNECTED BY  VERMIS• CONNECTED TO THE MIDBRAIN BY...
CEREBELLUM• SURFACE LAYER CALLED THE CORTEX• CORTEX COMPOSED OF GREY MATER• CORTEX THROWN INTO FOLDS/FOLIA SEPARATED  BY T...
HINDBRAIN• CAVITY OF HINDBRAIN IS 4th VENTRICLE• 4th VENTRICLE CONNECTED TO 3rd VENTRICLE  BY THE CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT• CONTI...
MIDBRAIN• NARROW PART THAT CONNECTS THE  FOREBRAIN TO THE HINDBRAIN• CAVITY IS THE CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT• CONTAINS MANY NUCLEI...
DIENCEPHALON•   HIDDEN FROM THE SURFACE OF THE BRAIN•   CONSISTS OF ---•   DORSAL THALAMUS•   VENTRAL HYPOTHALAMUS•   ITS ...
CEREBRUM• LARGEST PART OF THE BRAIN• CONSISTS OF TWO HEMISPHERES CONNECTED  BY COROUS CALLOSUM• HEMISPHERES SEPARATED BY L...
CEREBRUM• GYRI SEPARATED BY FISSURES OR SULCI• LARGE SULCI ARE USED TO SUBDIVIDE EACH  HEMISPHERES INTO LOBES---• FRONTAL ...
CEREBRUM• CENTRAL CORE OF WHITE MATER• CONTAINS LARGE MASSES O0F GREY MATER• CORONA RADIATA—FAN SHAPED COLLECTION OF  NERV...
CEREBRUM• CAVITY OF CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES IS  LATERAL VENTRICLE• LATERAL VENTRICLE COMMUNICATES WITH  THE 3rd VENTRICLE THR...
MAJOR DIVISIONS OF PNS• 12 PAIRS OF CRANIAL NERVES---LEAVE THE  BRAIN AND PASS THROUGH THE FORAMINA  IN THE SKULL• 31 PAIR...
SPINAL NERVES• EACH SPINAL NERVE IS CONNECTED TO THE  SPINAL CORD BY TWO ROOTS---• ANTERIOR ROOT—CONSISTS OF  EFFERENT/MOT...
SPINAL NERVES• EACH SPINAL NERVE IS AMIXED NERVE  CONTAINING BOTH MOTOR AND SENSORY FIBRES• IN THE UPPER CERVICAL REGION T...
SPINAL NERVE• EACH SPINAL NERVE IS A SHORT TRUNK• AFTER EMERGING FROM THE INTERVERTEBRAL FORAMEN  IT DIVIDES INTO –• ANTER...
SPINAL GANGLIA• THEY ARE SENSORY GANGLIA• SITUATED ON THE POSTERIOR ROOT OF EACH  SPINAL NERVE• FUSIFORM SWELLINGS
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
Structural organization of nervous system new
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  1. 1. STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION OF NERVOUS SYSTEM INTRODUCTION
  2. 2. NERVOUS SYSTEM• NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEM CONTROL THE FUNCTIONS OF THE BODY• NERVOUS SYSTEM ENABLES THE BODY TO REACT TO CONTINUOUS CHANGES IN ITS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT• CONTROLS AND INTEGRATES THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OF THE BODY LIKE CIRCULATION AND RESPIRATION
  3. 3. NERVOUS SYSTEM• DIVISION OF NERVOUS SYSTEM• NERVOUS SYSTEM IS DIVIDED• STRUCTURALLY INTO---- CNS• ---- PNS• FUNCTIONALLY INTO---- SOMATIC• ---- AUTONOMIC
  4. 4. NERVOUS SYSTEM• CELLS OF NERVOUS SYSTEM• CONSISTS OF TWO MAIN TYPES OF CELLS• 1 NEURONS• 2 NEUROGLIA• NEURONES• STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL UNITS OF NERVOUS SYSTEM• COMPOSED OF A CELL BODY &PROCESSES
  5. 5. NERVOUS SYSTEM• NEURONES [CONTD ]• PROCESSES ARE—DENDRITES &• ---AXONS• MYELIN CONSISTS OF LAYERS OF LIPIDS AND PROTEINS• FORMS A SHEATH AROUND SOME AXONS WHICH INCREASES THE VELOCITY OF IMPULSE CONDUCTION
  6. 6. NERVOUS SYSTEM• NEUROGLIA• NONEXCITABLE• FORM A MAJOR COMPONENT OF NERVOUS TISSUE• SUPPORT, INSULATE AND NOURISH THE NEURONS
  7. 7. NERVOUS SYSTEM• NEUROGLIA [ CONTD ]• IN THE CNS INCLUDE---• OLIGODENDROCYTES• ASTROCYTES• EPENDYMAL CELLS• MICROGLIA• IN THE PNS INCLUDE---• SATELLITE CELLS• SCHWANN CELLS
  8. 8. NERVOUS SYSTEM• CNS• CONSISTS OF BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD• MAIN FUNCTIONS• 1 INTEGRATE AND COORDINATE INCOMING AND OUTGOING NEURAL SIGNALS• 2 CARRY OUT HIGHER MENTAL FUNCTIONS SUCH AS THINKING AND LEARNING
  9. 9. NERVOUS SYSTEM• CNS [ CONTD ]• NUCLEUS---COLLECTION OF NERVE CELL BODIES IN THE CNS• TRACT---ABUNDLE OF NERVE FIBRES[AXONS] CONNECTING NEIGHBOURING AND DISTANT NUCLEI OF THE CNS• BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD COMPOSED OF GREY MATER & WHITE MATER
  10. 10. NERVOUS SYSTEM• CNS [ CONTD ]• GREY MATER FORMED BY NERVE CELL BODIES• WHITE MATER FORMED BY INTERCONNECTING FIBRE TRACT SYSTEM• MENINGES• MEMBRANOUS LAYERS THAT COVER THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD
  11. 11. NERVOUS SYSTEM• MENINGES [CONTD ]• THREE LAYERS---• PIA MATER—INNERMOST• ARACHNOID MATER –MIDDLE• DURA MATER—OUTERMOST• CSF PRESENT B/W ARACHNOID AND PIA MATER
  12. 12. NERVOUS SYSTEM• PNS• CONSISTS OF NERVE FIBRES AND NERVE CELL BODIES OUTSIDE THE CNS THAT CONDUCT IMPULSES TO OR AWAY FROM THE CNS• PNS MADE UP OF NERVES THAT CONNECT THE CNS WITH PERIPHERAL STRUCTURES• PERIPHERAL NERVE IS A BUNDLE OF NERVE FIBRES[AXONS] IN THE PNS• GANGLION IS A COLLECTION OF NERVE CELL BODIES OUTSIDE THE CNS
  13. 13. NERVOUS SYSTEM• PNS• CONSISTS OF NERVE FIBRES AND NERVE CELL BODIES OUTSIDE THE CNS THAT CONDUCT IMPULSES TO OR AWAY FROM THE CNS• PNS MADE UP OF NERVES THAT CONNECT THE CNS WITH PERIPHERAL STRUCTURES• PERIPHERAL NERVE IS A BUNDLE OF NERVE FIBRES[AXONS] IN THE PNS• GANGLION IS A COLLECTION OF NERVE CELL BODIES OUTSIDE THE CNS
  14. 14. NERVOUS SYSTEM• PNS[CONTD]• PERIPHERAL NERVES• CRANIAL--- 12 PAIRS 12th PAIR ARISES MOSTLY FROM THE SUPERIOR PART OF SPINAL CORD• SPINAL--- 31 PAIRS• C—8• T---12• L ---5• S ---5• CO-1
  15. 15. MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• SPINAL CORD• PRESENT WITHIN THE VERTEBRAL CANAL• SURROUNDED BY THREE LAYERS OF MENINGES• ROUGHLY CYLINDRICAL• BEGINS AT FORAMEN MAGNUM• INFERIORLY TAPERS OFF INTO CONUS MEDULLARIS• TERMINATES AT THE LOWER BORDER OF L1 IN THE ADULT
  16. 16. MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• SPINAL CORD [CONTD ]• FILUM TERMINALE IS A PROLONGATION OF PIA MATER – EXTENDS FROM THE APEX OF CONUS MEDULLARIS AND IS ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF COCCYX• 31 PAIRS OF SPINAL NERVES ATTACHED TO THE SP CORD• EACH SPINAL NERVE ATTACHED BY TWO ROOTS---• ANTERIOR OR MOTOR ROOT AND• POSTRIOR OR SENSORY ROOT• POSTERIOR ROOT GANGLION PRESENT ON POSTERIOR ROOT• CELLS IN THE GANGLION GIVE RISE TO CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL PROCESSES
  17. 17. MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• STRUCTURE OF SPINAL CORD• COMPOSED OF-- INNER CORE OF GREY MATER SURROUNDED BY—OUTER CORE OF WHITE MATER• GREY MATER IN CROSS SECTION IS H SHAPED WITH ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR HORNS UNITED BY A THINLAYER OF GREY COMMISSURE CONTAINING THE CENTRAL CANAL
  18. 18. MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• STRUCTURE OF SP CORD [CONTD ]• IN THE THORACIC SEGMENT LATERAL HORNS ARE ALSO PRESENT• WHITE MATER DIVIDED INTO---• ANTERIOR WHITE COLUMN• LATERAL WHITE COLUMN• POSTERIOR WHITE COLUMN
  19. 19. MAJOR DIVISIONS OF CNS• BRAIN• PRESENT IN THE CRANIAL CAVITY• SURROUNDED BY THREE LAYERS OF MENINGES• DIVIDED INTO THREE MAJOR DIVISIONS---• HINDBRAIN• MIDBRAIN• FOREBRAIN
  20. 20. HIND BRAIN• DIVIDED INTO---• MEDULLA OBLONGATA• PONS• CEREBELLUM
  21. 21. MEDULLA OBLONGATA• CONICAL IN SHAPE• CONNECTS THE PONS TO THE SPINAL CORD• CONTAINS A NUMBER OF NUCLEI• SERVES AS A PASSAGE FOR ASCENDING AND DESCENDING TRACTS
  22. 22. PONS• PRESENT ON THE ANTERIOR SURFACE OF THE CEREBELLUM• CONNECTS THE MIDBRAIN TO THE MEDULLA• HAS LARGE NUMBER OF TRANSVERSE FIBRES CONNECTING THE TWO CEREBELLAR HEMISPHERES• CONTAINS MANY NUCLEI AND ASCENDING AND DESCENDING NERVE FIBRES
  23. 23. CEREBELLUM• PRESENT IN THE POSTERIOR CRANIAL FOSSA• THE TWO HEMISPHERES CONNECTED BY VERMIS• CONNECTED TO THE MIDBRAIN BY— SUPERIOR CEREBELLAR PEDUNCLES• CONNECTED TO THE PONS BY---MIDDLE CEREBELLAR PEDUNCLE• CONNECTED TO THE MEDULLA BY---INFERIOR CEREBELLAR PEDUNCLE
  24. 24. CEREBELLUM• SURFACE LAYER CALLED THE CORTEX• CORTEX COMPOSED OF GREY MATER• CORTEX THROWN INTO FOLDS/FOLIA SEPARATED BY TRANSVERSE FISSURES• INTRACEREBELLAR NUCLEI ARE FOUR ON EACH SIDE ---DENTATE• ---EMBOLIFORM• ---GLOBOSE• ---FASTIGIAL
  25. 25. HINDBRAIN• CAVITY OF HINDBRAIN IS 4th VENTRICLE• 4th VENTRICLE CONNECTED TO 3rd VENTRICLE BY THE CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT• CONTINUOUS INFERIORLY WITH THE CENTRAL CANAL OF SP CORD• COMMUNICATES WITH SUBARACHNOID SPACE THROUGH THREE OPENINGS IN THE ROOF
  26. 26. MIDBRAIN• NARROW PART THAT CONNECTS THE FOREBRAIN TO THE HINDBRAIN• CAVITY IS THE CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT• CONTAINS MANY NUCLEI AND ASCENDING AND DESENDING FIBRES
  27. 27. DIENCEPHALON• HIDDEN FROM THE SURFACE OF THE BRAIN• CONSISTS OF ---• DORSAL THALAMUS• VENTRAL HYPOTHALAMUS• ITS CAVITY IS 3rd VENTRICLE• THALAMUS IS PRESENT ON EITHER SIDE OF THE 3rd VENTRICLE
  28. 28. CEREBRUM• LARGEST PART OF THE BRAIN• CONSISTS OF TWO HEMISPHERES CONNECTED BY COROUS CALLOSUM• HEMISPHERES SEPARATED BY LONGITUDINAL FISSURE• CORTEX IS THE SURFACE LAYER• CORTEX COMPOSED OF GREY MATER• CORTEX THROWN INTO FOLDS –THE SULCI
  29. 29. CEREBRUM• GYRI SEPARATED BY FISSURES OR SULCI• LARGE SULCI ARE USED TO SUBDIVIDE EACH HEMISPHERES INTO LOBES---• FRONTAL LOBE• PARIETAL LOBE• OCCIPITAL LOBE• TEMPORAL LOBE
  30. 30. CEREBRUM• CENTRAL CORE OF WHITE MATER• CONTAINS LARGE MASSES O0F GREY MATER• CORONA RADIATA—FAN SHAPED COLLECTION OF NERVE FIBRES• CORONA RADIATA CONVERGES ON THE BASAL NUCLEI AND PASSES B/W THEM AS INTERNAL CAPSULE• CAUDATE NUCLEUS IS MEDIAL TO INTERNAL CAPSULE• LENTIFORM NUCLEUS IS LATERAL TO INTERNAL CAPSULE
  31. 31. CEREBRUM• CAVITY OF CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES IS LATERAL VENTRICLE• LATERAL VENTRICLE COMMUNICATES WITH THE 3rd VENTRICLE THROUGH INTERVENTRICULAR FORAMEN
  32. 32. MAJOR DIVISIONS OF PNS• 12 PAIRS OF CRANIAL NERVES---LEAVE THE BRAIN AND PASS THROUGH THE FORAMINA IN THE SKULL• 31 PAIRS OF SPINAL NERVES---LEAVE THE SPINAL CORD AND PASS THROUGH INTERVERTEBRAL FORAMINA
  33. 33. SPINAL NERVES• EACH SPINAL NERVE IS CONNECTED TO THE SPINAL CORD BY TWO ROOTS---• ANTERIOR ROOT—CONSISTS OF EFFERENT/MOTOR NERVE FIBRES CARRYING IMPULSES AWAY FROM THE CNS—CELL BODIES IN THE ANTERIOR GREY HORN OF SP CORD• POSTERIOR ROOT---CONSISTS OF AFFERENT/SENSORY NERVE FIBRES CARRYING IMPULSES TO THE CNS-- CELL BODIES IN THE POST ROOT GANGLION
  34. 34. SPINAL NERVES• EACH SPINAL NERVE IS AMIXED NERVE CONTAINING BOTH MOTOR AND SENSORY FIBRES• IN THE UPPER CERVICAL REGION THE ROOTS ARE SHORT AND ALMOST HORIZONTAL• LENGTH OF THE ROOTS INCREASES FROM ABOVE DOWNWARDS• THE ROOTS OF LUMBER AND SACRAL NERVES FORM A VERTICAL LEASH CALLED THE CAUDA EQUINA
  35. 35. SPINAL NERVE• EACH SPINAL NERVE IS A SHORT TRUNK• AFTER EMERGING FROM THE INTERVERTEBRAL FORAMEN IT DIVIDES INTO –• ANTERIOR RAMUS AND SUPPLIES THE MUSCLES AND SKIN OVER THE ANTEROLATERAL BODY WALL• ANTERIOR RAMI JOIN ONE ANOTHER AT THE ROOT OF THE LIMBS TO FORM NERVE PLEXUSES• CERVICAL AND BRACHIAL PLEXUSES AT THE ROOT OF UPPER LIMB• LUMBER AND SACRAL PLEXUSES AT THE ROOT OF LOWER LIMB• POSTERIOR RAMUS –PASSES TO THE BACK AND SUPPLIES THEMUSCLES AND SKIN OF THE BACK
  36. 36. SPINAL GANGLIA• THEY ARE SENSORY GANGLIA• SITUATED ON THE POSTERIOR ROOT OF EACH SPINAL NERVE• FUSIFORM SWELLINGS
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