The Nervous System
By: Mackenzie, Giselle, and Jeb
The Nervous System consists of fibers that start from the brain and reach across every part of the body. The neurons are nerve cells that are all over your body. "Neurons send signals to other cells through thin fibers called axons, which cause chemicals such as neurotransmitters to be released at junctions called synapses, the NIH noted," (Zimmermann, By Kim Ann. "Nervous System: Facts, Function & Diseases."). A synapse can give a command to a cell and finish the entire communication process in the fraction of a millisecond. The Nervous System sends signals all throughout your body to tell the rest of your body what to do. If you want to raise your arm or move a part of your body, your nerves send a command to your brain to raise your arm. If you fall and are bleeding, your nerves send a signal to your brain telling you that you are bleeding and it hurts. Without the nervous system you would not be able to know if something is wrong in your body or if you are critically injured. The nervous system is a very important part of your body. http://www.livescience.com/22665-nervous-system.html
Other Systems that Work with The Nervous System
One of the systems that works with the Nervous System is the Endocrine System. This system helps us to create hormones and enzymes. "The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things," (livescience). The Endocrine system also works with the brain to help us move and speak. Another system the Nervous System works with is the brain. Without the brain, we would be dead first of all, but we would also not be able to move or speak, or frankly do anything. Withou8t these systems working with the Nervous System we would not be able to produce certain hormones and enzymes, move, or speak. http://www.livescience.com/26496-endocrine-system.html
One of the dysfunctions of the nervous system is a stroke.A stroke occurs when there is a shortage of blood to the brain.A stroke "can cause damage to the brain depending on how long the stroke lasted"( What Is Stroke?" Stroke.org. N.p., 16 July 2014. Web. 25 Apr.2016.).A stoke is can be treated several ways depending on what kind of stroke it is.one way it can be treated is by surgery but in most cases this is the last resort.
Another dysfunction of the nervous system is Alzheimer's. This can happens "when there is a genetic mutation "https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/topics/causes. There isn't a cure for Alzheimer's yet .Alzheimers can be fatal and in many cases can lead to death.One way that doctors have slowed down the memory loss in patients is by using acetylcholine although in some cases it doesn't work
The third dysfunction of the nervous system is diabetes.This can occur when there is no insulin being produced this can lead to "high levels of glucose being produced in the blood." http://www.diabetesresearch.org/what-is-diabetes. A way diabetes can be treated is by nutrition also exercise and medications can be used.During treatment doctors monitor blood sugar levels.