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5 Matching questions

  1. pia mater
  2. posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  3. computed tomography of the brain (CT scan)
  4. dura mater
  5. brainstem
  1. a stemlike portion of the brain that connects with the spinal cord. Ten of the 12 cranial nerves originate in the brainstem.
  2. b a disorder characterized by an acute emotional response to a traumatic event perceived as life threatening or severe emotional stress such as an airplane crash, repeated physical or emotional trauma, or military combat. Symptoms incude anxiety, sleep disturbance, nightmares, difficulty concentrating, and depression.
  3. c thin inner layer of the meninges
  4. d process that includes the use of a computer to produce a series of brain tissue images at any desired depth. The procedure is painless and particularly useful in diagnosing brain tumors
  5. e tough outer layer of the meninges

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. disease of the nerve roots
  2. any one of a large group of psychotic disorders characterized by gross distortions of reality, disturbance of language and communication, withdrawal from social interaction, and the disorganization and fragmentation of thought, perception, and emotional reaction
  3. paralysis of four (limbs)
  4. spinal cord
  5. bleeding caused by a ruptured blood vessel just outside the brain (usually a ruptured cerebral aneurysm) that rapidly fills the space between the brain and skull (subarachnoid space) with blood. The patient may experience an intense, vomiting, and neck pain (a cause of hemorrhagic stroke)

5 True/False questions

  1. psychologystudy of the mind (a profession that involves dealing with the mind and mental processes in relation to human behavior)


  2. monoparesisslight paralysis of one (limb)


  3. concussionawake, alert, aware of one's surroundings


  4. bulimia nervosaan eating disorder characterized by uncontrolled binge eating followed by purging (induced vomiting)


  5. hemiplegiaparalysis of half (right or left side of the body); stroke is the most common cause of hemiplegia