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This page of our Crash Course presentation of A & P for the health care student, massage therapy student and especially the massage and bodywork licensure candidate will begin with the integumentary system or human skin. Next Hank covers the nervous system over a series of videos. The nervous system is what connects us to our environment, allows us to move about in our environment and provides quick communication between all of our body systems. We would like to take another opportunity to thank Crash Course YouTube Channel and provide a link to there supporters page if you would like to make a contribution to Crash Course: Crash Course is now on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse.
Hank introduces the student to the skin the largest organ in the body. He proceeds to discuss the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. He also discusses melanin and keratin cells that provide the skin with its color and protection. He clearly describes each layer of the epidermis and dermis in detail.
Hank begins with describing that skin, nail, hair and sweat glands protect us from our environment and how we should protect our skin. He discuses how our skin provides the sense receptors that allows our nervous system to sense the world around us. He also provides information on:
Our intention is to provide a quick and efficient review for passing the A & P category of the Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards which accounts for 12 to 13 questions. If you have a question that was not answered by viewing the above video selections then please ask us via or contact page. We are here to help you succeed. Try out this free 11 question test on the skin by Massage Nerd and a 10 question Quiz by Dr. Grass from the City College of San Francisco. Here is another quiz on the integumentary system from McGraw-Hill online.
Hank Green describes how the nervous system coordinates sensory input, integration and sensory output. He explains the organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems. He describes glia cells and explains the structure and function of neurons.
Hank starts out by discussing what a human and a sack of batteries have in common. Hank then explains the physiology of how Electrochemistry creates an action potential. He goes on to explain the resting state, depolarization, repolarization, and hyperpolarization.
Next Hank introduces the student to the synapse and how cocaine can do some crazy stuff to the body. The synapse uses both electrical and chemical messages. Hank tells us how chemical synapses use neurotransmitters. He goes on to explain to students how chemical synapses turn electrical impulses into chemical ones.
Hank talks about how the brain develops and how the location of each of the central nervous systems functions is very important. Hank goes on to explain the function of the neural tube, the three primary vesicles, and then explains the adult brain structures and their significance. Hank Green moves quickly through this information so the student may want to pause play to have time to read bullet points and pop ups.
Hank explains how the Central Nervous System collects information about the world around us via the Peripheral Nervous System. He uses a analysis of how the Nervous System processes the sensation of pain and that everyone has the same pain threshold. He continues to discuss the information process and response to pain via efferent and afferent neurons within the Peripheral & Central Nervous System. What are reflex arch's and how do they take place?
Several Animations Followed by Questions to check your Knowledge on the Pheripheral Nervous System.
Hank talks about the two subdivisions of the Autonomic Nervous System the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Systems. He explains how the nerve fibers from the two systems originate from different parts of the body. Pointing out that the Sympathetic Ganglia are located close to the spine and that the Parasympathetic Ganglia are located close to the effector.
Hank explains how the Sympathetic Nervous System responds to stressors the body encounters and is often referred to as our Fight or Flight center. He describes how signals are sent to the effectors. These signals are chemical messengers. Acetylcholine at the ganglion and Norepinephrine at the effector. Epinephrine and Norepinephrine are secreted as hormones.
Hank continues to discuss the Autonomic Nervous System and the subdivision called the Parasympathetic System. He explains that this subdivision is responsible for calming the effects of the Sympathetic System and is the system that regulates every day activities such as digestion, excretion of waste, reproduction, and fighting off infection. Hank describes how the Parasympathetic system has structural differences from the Sympathetic system. He lists and describes the functions of the 12 cranial nerves with emphasis on the Vagus nerve.
Our intention is to provide a quick and efficient review for passing the A & P category of the Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards which accounts for 12 to 13 questions. If you have a question that was not answered by viewing the above video selections then please ask us via or Contact Page. First we offer a 10 question review on the brain from Massage Nerd and a 10 Question Quiz from Dr. Grass from the City College of San Francisco. Next a quiz on the Brain and Cranial Nerves from McGraw-Hill online, keep in mind that this is a challenging quiz and you may not be able to answer all of the questions. Focus on the ones that were covered by the presented video material. Here is another quiz on the Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves from McGraw-Hill online, again this may be a challenging quiz for some. Here is a link to Get Body Smart's Quiz's on the Nervous System which also links to their Nervous System tutorials. Here is another quiz from McGraw-Hill online and the text book "Inquiry Into Life", by Mader 11th Edition; on the Nervous System.
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