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  1. Cerebral hemorrhage
  2. Paraplegia
  3. Syncopal
  4. Synapse
  5. Meningioma
  1. a of, relating to, or characterized by syncope <experienced syncopal episodes on awakening
  2. b the place at which a nervous impulse passes from one neuron to another
  3. c the bleeding into the tissue of the brain and especially of the cerebrum from a ruptured blood vessel
  4. d a slow-growing encapsulated tumor arising from the meninges and often causing damage by pressing upon the brain and adjacent parts
  5. e paralysis of the lower half of the body with involvement of both legs usually due to disease of or injury to the spinal cord

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a subjective sensation (as of voices or colored lights or crawling and numbness) experienced before an attack of some nervous disorders (as epilepsy or migraine)
  2. an enlarged anterior or upper part of the brain; especially: the expanded anterior portion of the brain that in higher mammals overlies the rest of the brain, consists of cerebral hemispheres and connecting structures, and is considered to be the seat of conscious mental processes
  3. the supporting framework of an animal organ typically consisting of connective tissue
  4. inflammation of the pia mater and the arachnoid membrane
  5. a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere

5 True/False questions

  1. Myelin sheatha layer of myelin surrounding some nerve fibers


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


  3. Multiple sclerosisa familial neuropsychiatric disorder of variable expression that is characterized by multiple recurrent involuntary tics involving body movements (as eye blinks, grimaces, or knee bends) and vocalizations (as grunts, snorts, or utterance of inappropriate words), that often has one or more associated behavioral or psychiatric conditions (as attention deficit disorder or obsessive-compulsive behavior), that is more common in males than females, and that usually has an onset in childhood and often stabilizes or ameliorates in adulthood


  4. Hypothalamusan abnormal increase in the amount of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranial cavity that is accompanied by expansion of the cerebral ventricles, enlargement of the skull and especially the forehead, and atrophy of the brain


  5. Acetylcholinea neurotransmitter C7H17NO3 released at autonomic synapses and neuromuscular junctions, active in the transmission of nerve impulses, and formed enzymatically in the tissues from choline


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