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The brain's integration of signals from sensory organs results in a(n)_______.

somatic nervous system

The division of the nervous system that exclusively controls skeletal muscles is the


A collection of neuron cell bodies outside the central nervous system is called a


Small nodules of gray matter deep within the brain are called________


The membrane surrounding an entire nerve is called the

tentorium cerebellum

Which membranous structure separates the cerebral hemispheres from the cerebellum?

cerebrospinal fluid

The central canal of the spinal cord contains

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?"

posterior association cortex

Information from different senses is integrated in the

pineal gland

What part of the diencephalon is responsible for the "jet lag" you feel when you fly from one time zone to another?

medulla oblongata

Nuclei in the _________ regulate heartbeat and respiration rates


The _________ nerve is the main sensory nerve of the face and head


The brachial plexus supplies motor impulses to the muscles of the


How many coccygeal nerves are there?


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?

terminal ganglia

The parasympathetic ganglia are called

thoracic and lumbar

The sympathetic motor neurons originate from cell bodies in the __________ regions of the spinal cord.

medulla oblongata

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


The organ housed in the skull is the_______.


In the peripheral nervous system, bundles of axons are called_____.


Myelinated nervous tissue is described as ______matter.

blood-brain barrier

Some medications are prohibited from entering the brain because of the actions of the____.

cerebral aqueduct

The passage connecting the third and fourth ventricles is called the ___________.


The two major fissures in the brain are the longitudinal fissure and the ______ fissure.


The _____lobes separate the frontal lobes and the occipital lobes.


The most superior portion of the brain stem is called 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.


A reflex that does not pass through the brain is called a ____________ reflex.


Sensory neurons relay signals to the CNS.


The corpus callosum is composed of white matter.


The pituitary gland is part of the diencephalon.


Cerebrospinal fluid does not contain red blood cells.


Unimodal association areas integrate information from multiple senses.


The medulla oblongata is superior to the midbrain.


The cell bodies of sensory neurons are gathered in the dorsal root ganglion.


Thoracic nerve T10 exits the spinal cord immediately inferior to vertebra T10.


Smooth muscle is an effector of the autonomic nervous system


Which of the following senses is a special sense?


Which of the following senses is a general sense?

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?


An analgesic is used to treat


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?


Olfactory epithelium is involved in the sense of ____.


In what sensory modality are axon dendrites suspended in a mucus layer?

tympanic membrane

The medical term for the eardrum is the:


The ossicle of the ear that is in contact with the tympanic membrane is the

The waxy secretion of glands in the auditory canal

Cerumen is


What is the medical name for the organ of hearing on either side of your head?

vestibulocochlear nerve

The VIIIth cranial nerve is named the

In the semicircular canals

. If you had to find a crista ampullaris, where would you look?


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?

spinning movements

The semicircular canals detect ___.


You are descending in an elevator, but are otherwise motionless. Which sensory receptors will be activated?


The middle, pigmented layer of the eye is the___.

inferior oblique

The eye muscle that circles the bottom part of the eyeball is the ___.

optic disk

The "blind spot" is also called the___.

vascular tunic

The iris is part of the______

lacrimal gland

Tears are produced in the ___.

lateral oblique

Which of the following muscles is not one of the eye muscles?

fibrous tunic

Which tunic forms the cornea?

the lens to flatten

Tightening of the suspensory ligaments of the eye causes

cornea>aqueous humor>iris>lens>vitreous humor>retina

A ray of light hitting the eye follows which of the following pathways?


Which of the following structures does NOT play a role in light refraction?

rods and cones

The receptors for vision are the ___.


Rhodopsin is the pigment found in the ___.

Fovea centralis

Ocular cones are concentrated in what part of the eye?

first-order neuron

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 _______________.


Receptors that detect changes in temperature are called_____.


A receptor may gradually stop responding to a continued mild stimulus. This process is called ___________.


Fast pain signals are carried to the brain via ______neurons.

basilar membrane

The wall between the cochlear duct and the tympanic duct below it is called the_________


The three small bones of the middle ear are collectively called the ________________.

pinna or auricle

The external part of the ear is called the _______________.

auditory canal

The middle ear cavity and pharynx are connected by a channel called the _________.


The coiled portion of the inner ear that contains the organ of hearing is the _______________.


Signals for hearing follow the ____pathway to the brain


The otolith organs contain a sensory receptor called a _________.


In forward acceleration, the cilia of hair cells in the utricle shift ______.

vitreous humor

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 tunic of the eye that contains photoreceptors is the ______________.


The bending of light rays as they pass through the eye is called _____________.

optic nerve

The cranial nerve that carries visual impulses from the retina to the brain is the ____________.


Visual impulses are transmitted from the retina to the cortex of the ___________ lobe.


The detection of a stimulus by a sensory receptor is called sensation.


The membranous labyrinth of the ear is filled with perilymph


The frequency of action potential firing determines how we perceive pitch.


Human tears contain antimicrobial agents.

lung capillaries

Which of the following vessels is part of the pulmonary circulation system?


The outermost layer of the heart wall is called the

They easily conduct electrical signals

Which statement is true about autorhythmic cardiac cells?

aortic valve

Blood is prevented from flowing back into the left ventricle by the____.

aortic and pulmonary

The semilunar valves are the____.

coronary sinus

The ____ drains blood from the heart muscle

collects blood from the myocardium

The coronary sinus____.

right ventricle

Which chamber of the heart ejects blood to the pulmonary trunk?

left atrium

The heart chamber that receives blood from the lungs is the

left atrium

The left ventricle receives blood from the

stroke volume

The volume of blood ejected from each ventricle with each contraction is called the

ventricular systole

The atrioventricular valves are closed during the entire period of

the atria are contracting

Atrial systole occurs when

sinoatrial node, atrioventricular node, atrioventricular bundle, Purkinje fibers

The order in which an electrical signal travels through the heart is___.

sinoatrial node

The normal pacemaker of the heart is the

QRS complex

Which segment of an ECG tracing represents the end of the atrial action potential?

medulla oblongata

The autonomic nervous system activates a vasomotor center in the ____ to regulate blood pressure.

decrease the heart rate

Actions of the parasympathetic nervous system

muscle fiber length

Cardiac contraction strength is directly related to ____.

tunica interna

The walls of capillaries consist of _____

Oxygen content

Which of these is NOT a factor that determines resistance to blood flow in the vessels?

the precapillary sphincters are dilated

Blood will flow into a capillary bed when____.

portal system

A system in which blood circulates through two capillary beds before returning to the heart is called a(n)


The lower chambers of the heart are called the _________________.


The thick muscular layer of the heart wall is the ___________.


The heart wall layer that is part of the pericardium is the _____________.

interatrial septum

The two upper chambers of the heart are separated by the ___________________.

chordae tendineae

The cords of fibrous tissue that attach to the free edges of valve leaflets are the _____ ____.


The right atrioventricular valve is also known as the _____________ valve.


The aortic and pulmonary valves are collectively known as the ___________ valves.

coronary sinus

The ________returns blood from the coronary circulation to the right atrium.


The ventricles contract during the cardiac cycle phase called ventricular____________.

cardiac output

The product of the stroke volume and the heart rate is called the ____________.


Both the skeletal muscle pump and the ____pump aid the return of blood to the heart.


___ pressure is the lowest degree of pressure within the arteries


Pressure receptors in the aorta called _______monitor blood pressure.

myocardial infarction

The medical term for a heart attack is ______________.


The apex of the heart is the top of the heart.


The valves through which blood leaves the heart are the atrioventricular valves.


Metarterioles are capillary bypasses


Constriction of arterioles will decrease blood pressure.

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