How the Nervous System Works with other Systems
In order to make the body run smoothly and produce proper actions, the nervous system has to work with other systems in the body. The nervous system works with the skeletal system because the skeletal system provides calcium so that it will function properly. The skeletal system also protects the brain with the skull, and the spinal cord with the vertabrae, protecting two major organs in the nervous system. Another system that works with the nervous system is the respiratory system. They work together because the nervous system monitors respiratory volume and blood gas levels. It also regulates respiratory rate by using the brain. The muscular system also works with the nervous system. Receptors in the muscles give the brain information about the joints and body position. Then the nervous system analyzes this and helps the muscular system perform needed functions.
Nerve Impulse Path
A nerve impulse travels through your body by using the domino effect. This is done by one neuron recieving an impulse and then passing it down to the next neuron. Through this process each neuron makes sure the impulse is staying on track. The process of a nerve impulse traveling through your body happens in a time period of about 7 milliseconds, faster than a lightning strike.