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  1. meningocele
  2. electroencephalogram (EEG)
  3. meningitis
  4. Parkinson disease
  5. cerebral embolism
  1. a chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system. Signs and symptoms include resting tremors of the hands and feet, rigidity, expressionless face, and shuffling gait. It usually occurs after the age of 50 years.
  2. b an embolus (usually a blood clot or a piece of atherosclerotic plaque arising from a distant site) lodges in a cerebral artery, causing sudden blockage of blood supply to the brain tissue. A common cause of cerebral embolism, a type of ischemic stroke, is atrial fibrillation
  3. c inflammation of the meninges
  4. d record of the electrical impulses of the brain
  5. e protrusion of the meninges (through a defect in the skull of vertebral arch)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. stemlike portion of the brain that connects with the spinal cord. Ten of the 12 cranial nerves originate in the brainstem.
  2. disease characterized by early dementia, confusion, loss of recognition or persons or familiar surroundings, restlessness, and impaired memory
  3. hardening of the brain
  4. protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord (through a neural arch defect in the vertebral column) (also called myelomeningocele)
  5. excision of a ganglion (also called gangliectomy)

5 True/False questions

  1. radicotomy, rhizotomyincision into a nerve root

          

  2. subdural hematomapertaining to below the dura mater, tumor of blood (hematoma, translated literally, means blood tumor; however, a hematoma is a collection of blood resulting from a broken blood vessel)

          

  3. neurologistphysician who studies and treats diseases of the nerves (nervous system)

          

  4. -iatristspecialist, physician

          

  5. electroencephalographinflammation of the brain

          

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