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5 Matching questions

  1. Afferent Nerves
  2. Posterior
  3. Superior
  4. Anterior
  5. Interneurons
  1. a Nerves that carry sensory signals to the central nervous system; sensory nerves
  2. b Toward the nose end of a vertebrate
  3. c Toward the top of the primate head
  4. d Toward the tail end of a vertebrate or toward the back of the head
  5. e Neurons with short axons or no axons at all, whose function is to integrate neural activity within a single brain structure

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Bundles of axons in the central nervous system
  2. A structure of the medial temporal lobes that plays a role in memory for spatial location
  3. Small furrows in a convoluted cortex
  4. The two ventral arms of the spinal gray matter
  5. Glial cells that respond to injury or disease by engulfing cellular debris and triggering inflammatory responses

5 True/False questions

  1. GangliaA fatty insulating substance found in the extensions of glial cells


  2. OligodendrocytesGlial cells that myelinate axons of the central nervous system; also known as oligodendroglia


  3. Gray MatterPortions of the nervous system that are gray because they are composed largely of neural cell bodies and unmyelinated interneurons


  4. Dorsal HornsThe two ventral arms of the spinal gray matter


  5. ProximalToward the midline of the body of a vertebrate


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