5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- positron emission tomography of the brain (PET scan)
- a compulsive eating of nonnutritive substances such as clay or ice. This condition is often a result of an iron deficiency. When iron deficiency is the cause of pica the condition will disappear in 1 or 2 weeks when treated with iron therapy.
- b nuclear medicine imaging technique with a radioactive substance that produces sectional imaging of the brain to examine blood flow and metabolic activity. Images are projected on a viewing screen.
- c cerebrum, brain
- d slight paralysis of half (right or left side of the body)
- e disease of the nerve roots
5 Multiple choice questions
- sudden, involuntary contraction of a group of muscles; may be present during a seizure
- paralysis of one (limb)
- passes through the vertebral canal extending from the medulla oblongata to the level of the second lumbar vertebra. The spinal cord conducts nerve impulses to and from the brain and initiates reflex action to sensory information without input from the brain.
- literally means bridge. It connects the cerebrum with the cerebellum and brainstem.
5 True/False questions
poli/o → gray matter
phas/o → speech
phobia → a marked and persistent fear that is excessive or unreasonable cued by the presence or anticipation of a specific situation or object (such as claustrophobia, the abnormal fear of being in enclosed spaces)
major depression → conveying toward a center (for example, afferent nerves carry impulses to the central nervous system)
syncope → fainting or sudden loss of consciousness caused by lack of blood supply to the cerebrum