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Bio -120

Choose the false statement about nerves.

The majority of a nerve's bulk is due to axons.

CNS nerve fibers lack the intrinsic capacity to regenerate, while PNS nerve fibers are able to regenerate. ( true or false)


The majority of the cranial nerves attach to the:

brain stem

A joint and the muscle that moves that joint tend to be innervated by different nerves ( true or false)


Complex receptors are also called sense organs
( true or false)


______ are collections of neuron cell bodies associated with nerves in the PNS.


Which structure is involved in the segmental level of motor control?

Spinal cord

In carpal tunnel syndrome the ______ is compressed

median nerve

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) includes the brain and spinal cord ( true or false)


Which of the following does not occur as people age

Peripheral nerves die off.

The knee-jerk reflex is an example of a:

stretch reflex

_______ do not exhibit the property of adaptation

Tonic receptors

The phrenic nerve serves the:


The thickest and longest nerve in the body is the

sciatic nerve

_________ are receptors that can respond to changes in pressure.


Spinal nerves are all classified as:

mixed nerves.

Which of the following is not used to classify sensory receptors?

The number of dendritic endings present

The first level of neural integration in the somatosensory system is the ______ level.


Somatic reflexes activate:

skeletal muscle.

There are ____ pairs of cranial nerves.


Trauma to a nerve of this plexus may cause wrist drop

Brachial plexus

The phrenic nerve branches from this plexus.

Cervical plexus

A fall or improper administration of an injection to the buttocks may injure a nerve of this plexus

Sacral plexus

The obturator and femoral nerves branch from this plexus.

Lumbar plexus

Striking the "funny bone" (ulnar nerve) may cause injury to a nerve of this plexus

Brachial plexus

Serves the senses of hearing and equilibrium


Turns the eyeball laterally.


Helps to regulate blood pressure and digestion


Receptors located in epithelium of the nasal cavity


Formed by the union of a cranial and a spinal root.


Prevents muscle overstretching and maintains muscle tone.


Consists of an ipsilateral withdrawal reflex
and a contralateral extensor reflex; important
in maintaining balance


Tests both upper and lower motor pathways. The sole of the foot is stimulated with a dull instrument


Produces muscle relaxation and lengthening in response to tension; the contracting muscle
relaxes as its antagonist is activated.

Golgi tendon

Produces a rapid withdrawal of the body part from a painful stimulus; ipsilateral


Potentially damaging stimuli that result in pain are selectively detected by ________


The ________ nerve is not a branch of the trigeminal nerve.


Which of the following nerves does not arise from the brachial plexus?


The abducens nerve ________.

supplies innervation to the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

Which of the following is the correct simple spinal reflex arc?

receptor, afferent neuron, integration center, efferent neuron, effector

Which receptors adapt most slowly?


Problems in balance may follow trauma to which nerve?


Select the statement that is most correct.

Ganglia associated with afferent nerve fibers contain cell bodies of sensory neurons.

In a crossed-extensor reflex, if the right arm was grabbed it would flex and the left arm would ________.


Spinal nerves exiting the cord from the level of L4 to S4 form the ________

sacral plexus

A patient who received a blow to the side of the skull exhibits the following signs and symptoms on that side of the face: he is unable to close his eye, and the corner of his mouth droops. Which cranial nerve has been damaged?


The patellar "knee jerk" reflex is an example of a(n) ________

stretch reflex

Irritation of a major nerve of this plexus may cause hiccups.

cervical plexus

A major nerve of the lumbar plexus is the ________.


Striking the "funny bone" is actually stimulation of (or injury to) the ________.

ulnar nerve

A fall or an improperly delivered gluteal injection could result in ________.


If the ventral root of a spinal nerve were cut, what would be the result in the tissue or region that nerve supplies?

a complete loss of voluntary movement

A fracture of the ethmoid bone could result in damage to which cranial nerve?


Which of the following is not a main level of neural integration in the somatosensory system?


A reflex that causes muscle relaxation and lengthening in response to muscle tension is called a ________.

Golgi tendon reflex

After axonal injury, regeneration in peripheral nerves is guided by ________.

Schwann cells

Nerves that carry impulses toward the CNS only are ________

afferent nerves

Oculomotor nerves are responsible for which of the following functions

Focusing the eyes on close objects

Which of the following target organs/systems is affected by the sympathetic nervous system, but not affected by the parasympathetic nervous system?

Cellular metabolism

Conduction through the autonomic efferent chain is faster than conduction in the somatic motor system. (true or false)


Which of the following is responsible for the overall integration of the autonomic nervous system?


Which of the following is a way in which the somatic and autonomic nervous systems are similar?

Both systems have motor fibers.

Which of the following does not receive branch fibers of the vagus nerves?

Inferior hypogastric plexus

Which types of drugs are used to help relieve depression?

Drugs that prolong the activity of norepinephrine on the postsynaptic membrane help to relieve depression.

Which of the following best demonstrates an example of cooperation of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems?

Parasympathetic stimulation causes vasodilation of blood vessels in the penis, leading to erection; sympathetic stimulation then causes ejaculation.

The two types of receptors that bind acetylcholine are _______ and _______ receptors.

Nicotinic; muscarinic

Why might an individual experience the phenomenon known as "referred pain"?

Visceral pain afferents travel along the same pathways as somatic pain fibers.

The sympathetic nervous system is often referred to as the "resting and digesting" system. (true or false)


For which of the following activities is the parasympathetic nervous system generally responsible?

Resting and digesting

Which of the following does not describe the ANS?

a system of motor neurons that innervates all muscle cells

Cardiovascular effects of the sympathetic division include all except ________.

dilation of the blood vessels serving the skin and digestive viscera

Control of temperature, endocrine activity, and thirst are functions associated with the ________.


The white rami communicantes ________.

carry preganglionic axons to the sympathetic chain

A drug that might be used specifically to reduce heart rate in cardiac patients could be ________.

a beta-blocker

Beta-blockers ________.

decrease heart rate and blood pressure

The secretions of the adrenal medulla act to supplement the effects of ________.

sympathetic stimulation

Over 90% of all parasympathetic fibers are derived from cranial nerve number ________.


Sympathetic responses generally are widespread because ________.

NE and epinephrine are secreted into the blood as part of the sympathetic response

Visceral reflex arcs differ from somatic in that ________.

visceral arcs involve two motor neurons

Preparing the body for the "fight-or-flight" response is the role of the ________.

sympathetic nervous system

Fibers that enter and leave the sympathetic chain without synapsing form structures called ________.

splanchnic nerves

The route of major parasympathetic outflow from the head is via the ________.

vagus nerve

Which is a uniquely sympathetic function?

regulation of body temperature

Autonomic dysreflexia ________.

involves uncontrolled activation of autonomic neurons

The "resting and digesting" division of the autonomic nervous system is the ________.

parasympathetic division

Erection of the penis or clitoris ________.

is primarily under parasympathetic control

Emotions influence autonomic reactions primarily through integration in the ________.


Autonomic ganglia contain ________.

the cell bodies of motor neurons

Which of these effectors is not directly controlled by the autonomic nervous system?

skeletal muscle

The possibility of some control over autonomic responses is demonstrated by ________.


Sympathetic nerves may leave the spinal cord at which vertebra?

first thoracic

Which of the following is not a plexus of the vagus nerve?


Which of the following is not a result of parasympathetic stimulation?

dilation of the pupils

Sympathetic division stimulation causes ________.

increased blood glucose, decreased GI peristalsis, and increased heart rate and blood pressure

Raynaud's disease ________.

is characterized by exaggerated vasoconstriction in the extremities

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