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  1. Anencephaly
  2. Dopamine
  3. Synapse
  4. Transient ischemic attack
  5. Dementia
  1. a a brief episode of cerebral ischemia that is usually characterized by temporary blurring of vision, slurring of speech, numbness, paralysis, or syncope and that is often predictive of a serious stroke -- abbreviation TIA; called also mini-stroke
  2. b congenital absence of all or a major part of the brain
  3. c the place at which a nervous impulse passes from one neuron to another
  4. d a monoamine C8H11NO2 that is a decarboxylated form of dopa and occurs especially as a neurotransmitter in the brain and as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of epinephrine
  5. e a usually progressive condition (as Alzheimer's disease) marked by the development of multiple cognitive deficits (as memory impairment, aphasia, and inability to plan and initiate complex behavior)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an inability to coordinate voluntary muscular movements that is symptomatic of some nervous disorders
  2. a basal part of the diencephalon that lies beneath the thalamus on each side, forms the floor of the third ventricle, and includes vital autonomic regulatory centers (as for the control of food intake)
  3. a condition that is characterized especially by physical and mental exhaustion usually with accompanying symptoms (as headaches, insomnia, and irritability), is believed to result from psychological factors (as depression or emotional stress or conflict), and is sometimes considered similar to or identical with chronic fatigue syndrome
  4. the supporting framework of an animal organ typically consisting of connective tissue
  5. of, relating to, or characterized by syncope <experienced syncopal episodes on awakening

5 True/False questions

  1. Cerebral palsy1. The portion of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing and other complex motor functions.


  2. Leptomeningitisa slow-growing encapsulated tumor arising from the meninges and often causing damage by pressing upon the brain and adjacent parts


  3. Bradykinesiaextreme slowness of movements and reflexes (as in catatonic schizophrenia or in weightless spaceflight)


  4. Acetylcholinea star-shaped cell; especially: any comparatively large much-branched glial cell


  5. Embolusan abnormal particle (as an air bubble) circulating in the blood