5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- pia mater
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- a progressive muscle atrophy caused by degeneration and scarring of neutrons along the lateral columns of the spinal cord that control muscles (also called Lou Gehrig disease)
- b thin inner layer of the meninges
- c process of recording the electrical impulses of the brain
- d compulsive eating of nonnutritive substances such as clay or ice. This condition is often a result of an iron deficiency. When iron deficiency is the cause of pica the condition will disappear in 1 or 2 weeks when treated with iron therapy.
- e pain in a nerve
5 Multiple choice questions
- inflammation of the nerve root, meninges, and spinal cord
- awake, alert, aware of one's surroundings
- stemlike portion of the brain that connects with the spinal cord. Ten of the 12 cranial nerves originate in the brainstem.
- pertaining to below the dura mater
- a marked and persistent fear that is excessive or unreasonable cued by the presence or anticipation of a specific situation or object (such as claustrophobia, the abnormal fear of being in enclosed spaces)
5 True/False questions
transient ischemic attack (TIA) → sudden deficient supply of blood to the brain lasting a short time. The symptoms may be similar to those of stroke, but with TIA the symptoms are temporary and the usual outcome is complete recovery. TIAs are often warning signs for eventual occurrence of a stroke
PD → a manner or style of walking
PTSD → posttraumatic stress disorder
cerebr/o → cerebrum, brain
cerebrum → largest portion of the brain, divided into left and right hemispheres. The cerebrum controls the skeletal muscles, interprets general senses (such as temperature, pain, and touch), and contains centers for sight and hearing. Intellect, memory, and emotional reactions also take place in the cerebrum.