The following statements concerning the brain stem is true
Damage to the brain stem is usually fatal.
The fact that the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body is explained by the
decussation of the pyramids in the medulla.
The following is correctly associated with the medulla oblongata?
It contains nuclei for regulation of heart rate and blood vessel diameter.
A patient with a traumatic head injury may exhibit vomiting as a result of irritation of nuclei in the
A small lesion in the brainstem which resulted in a rapid heart rate, intense vasoconstriction, and elevated blood pressure would probably be located in the
The superior and inferior colliculi are located in which of the following portions of the midbrain
When you walk up behind someone and tap their right shoulder, they will reflexly
turn their head toward the right.
A bird hits the windshield of your car and you reflexly duck and close your eyes. Which of the following is
responsible for this action?
The following activities would stimulate the reticular formation?
a clock radio coming on in the morning
During an autopsy the brainstem was separated from the rest of the brain by a cut between the
midbrain and diencephalon.
The cerebellum communicates with other parts of the CNS by means of nerve tracts called the
The portion of the cerebellum that is involved in balance and eye movements is the
Smooth, flowing movements are the result of fine motor coordination in the
lateral cerebellar hemispheres
The following are a function of the cerebellum
help in the maintenance of muscle tone
control skeletal muscles to maintain balance
control of posture, locomotion, and fine motor coordination
A person with a lesion in the brain exhibited the following manifestations: normal tension in skeletal
muscle, disturbed fine motor control, exhibited tremors when reaching for objects. What part of the brain is
most likely damaged?
The stalk that connects the hypothalamus to the hypophysis (or pituitary gland) is the
An individual who has an eating disorder along with intense thirst and wildly varying body temperatures
may have a dysfunction of thee
The following brain areas serves as the major control center of the autonomic nervous system and endocrine systems
A 13-year-old child exhibited retarded growth, reduced metabolism, lack of normal reproductive gland
development, inability to regulate water intake or water elimination from the body, and an uncontrolled
appetite. What part of the child's brain is most likely involved')
Arrange the following in order from the diencephalon downward.
4) spinal cord
During brain surgery, the superior portion of the postcentral gyrus of a patient is stimulated. The patient is most likely to
feel pressure on his toes.
Tracts of white matter that connect the right and left hemispheres are composed of
What is the large C-shaped mass of white matter that consists of nerve fibers that connect the two cerebral hemispheres
Cerebrospinal fluid is produced by the __ and is reabsorbed by the __ .
choroid plexus, arachnoid granulation
Water-soluble molecules such as glucose and amino acids move across the blood-brain barrier by