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somatic nervous system
The division of the nervous system that exclusively controls skeletal muscles is the
Which membranous structure separates the cerebral hemispheres from the cerebellum?
anterior longitudinal fissure
The deep groove dividing the right and left portions of the ventral white matter is the
Superman is flying through heavy clouds and crashes right into an airplane. He hits his head and damages the Wernicke area of his brain. Because of this, once he gets back to Earth, he will not be able to:
Understand Lois Lane saying, "Are you okay, Superman?"
What part of the diencephalon is responsible for the "jet lag" you feel when you fly from one time zone to another?
In the autonomic nervous system, sensory and motor neurons carry signals to and away from the
a parasympathetic motor neuron and a cell lining the small intestine
Norepinephrine is the neurotransmitter used in synapses between
stimulation of skeletal muscle
Which of the following is NOT an action of the sympathetic nervous system?
thoracic and lumbar
The sympathetic motor neurons originate from cell bodies in the __________ regions of the spinal cord.
Signals from the right hemisphere of the brain travel through upper motor neurons and cross the ________ to run down the left lateral corticospinal tract to connect with lower motor neurons.
sensory signals travelling up the posterior column of your spinal cord
You're having a wonderful deep-tissue massage after a stressful day in clinic. The massage therapist is deliberately pushing, pulling, massaging all the sore muscles in your back. Ooooh. Aaaaaah. What signals are traveling where that allow you to feel oh so relaxed?
sensory receptor, sensory neuron, integration, motor neuron, effector
The correct order of impulse conduction through a reflex arc is
Some medications are prohibited from entering the brain because of the actions of the____.
The production of gastric juices and the activity of the heart are controlled by cranial nerve number _________.
A neuron that leaves the spinal cord through the ___________ horn is carrying signals away from the central nervous system.
the cilantro flavor in the taco sauce
You are eating a taco as your plane descends into Houston airport. Which of the following would not be detected by the somatic senses?
If you hold your arm motionless in the air, which receptors are most important in informing you of your hand position?
Golgi tendon organs
Your biceps is contracted. Which bodies inform you about the amount of muscle tension?
CN V (trigeminal)
Which of the following cranial nerves is not involved in conveying taste signals to the brain?
While at the beach in Hawaii, a huge wave knocks you over and you tumble around in the surf. Big waves keep crashing over you, pushing you out to deeper water. You're struggling to regain your balance so you don't drown. What receptors are trying to help you determine "which way is up" and out of danger?
You are descending in an elevator, but are otherwise motionless. Which sensory receptors will be activated?
cornea>aqueous humor>iris>lens>vitreous humor>retina
A ray of light hitting the eye follows which of the following pathways?
The first neuron to carry a signal from the sensory receptor to the brain is called the _____.
Receptors in muscles, tendons, and joints that help judge the position of the body are called _______________.
A receptor may gradually stop responding to a continued mild stimulus. This process is called ___________.
The wall between the cochlear duct and the tympanic duct below it is called the_________
The coiled portion of the inner ear that contains the organ of hearing is the _______________.
The jellylike material that fills the eyeball behind the lens is called the ___________.
The transparent portion of the sclera that covers the anterior of the eye is the ___________.
The cranial nerve that carries visual impulses from the retina to the brain is the ____________.
sinoatrial node, atrioventricular node, atrioventricular bundle, Purkinje fibers
The order in which an electrical signal travels through the heart is___.
The autonomic nervous system activates a vasomotor center in the ____ to regulate blood pressure.
Which of these is NOT a factor that determines resistance to blood flow in the vessels?
A system in which blood circulates through two capillary beds before returning to the heart is called a(n)
The cords of fibrous tissue that attach to the free edges of valve leaflets are the _____ ____.
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