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Physio Quiz Additional Questions
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The spinal cord weighs
True or False: The sodium pump uses 40% of metabolic resources?
True or False: Most of what we understand about the brain is based on assumptions we make from the neuroimaging of astrocytes?
NG2 Cells can transform into what other type of cells?
Oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, neurons
What type of receptor detects the levels of neurotransmitter in the postsynaptic cleft as part of a negative feedback loop?
Which is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter?
An action potential always remains the exact same size, without growing or diminishing.
Conduction of an action potential is slower in a myelinated axon because the transmission between the nodes is very slow.
Name the four major glutamate receptors.
True or false: Acetylcholine plays an important role exclusively in the central nervous system.
FALSE. Acetylcholine is unique because it has important neurotransmitter function in the central nervous system AND the peripheral nervous system.
Ionotropic receptors are also known as...?
Which structure in the cell contains its own DNA?
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