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  1. neuron
  2. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  3. glioma
  4. epilepsy
  5. spinal cord
  1. a progressive muscle atrophy caused by degeneration and scarring of neutrons along the lateral columns of the spinal cord that control muscles (also called Lou Gehrig disease)
  2. b tumor composed of the glial tissue (glioma is used to describe all primary neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord)
  3. c 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.
  4. d condition characterized by recurrent seizures; a general term given to a group of neurologic disorders, all characterized by abnormal electrical activity in the brain
  5. e a nerve cell that conducts nerve impulses to carry out the function of the nervous system. Destroyed neurons cannot be replaced.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. hard, dura mater
  2. (occurring) between seizures or attacks
  3. tough outer layer of the meninges
  4. conveying toward a center (for example, afferent nerves carry impulses to the central nervous system)
  5. slight paralysis of one (limb)

5 True/False questions

  1. cerebral embolismcondition characterized by lack of muscle control and partial paralysis, caused by a brain defect or lesion present at birth or shortly after


  2. electroencephalographyprocess of recording the electrical impulses of the brain


  3. PDmultiple sclerosis


  4. sciaticainflammation of the sciatic nerve, causing pain that travels from the thigh through the leg to the foot and toes; can be caused by injury, infection, arthritis, herniated disk, or from prolonged pressure on the nerve from sitting for long periods


  5. cerebral angiographypertaining to the cerebrum, abnormal condition of a clot (blood clot in a blood vessel of the brain). (Onset of symptoms may appear from minutes to days after an obstruction occurs; a cause of ischemic stroke)


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