5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a hardening of the brain
- b inflammation of many nerves
- c cognitive impairment characterized by a loss of intellectual brain function. Patients have difficulty in various ways, including difficulty in performing complex tasks, reasoning, learning, and retaining new information, orientation, word finding, and behavior. Dementia has several causes and is not considered part of normal aging.
- d specialist of the mind
- e study of the mind (a profession that involves dealing with the mind and mental processes in relation to human behavior)
5 Multiple choice questions
- clear, colorless fluid contained in the ventricles that flows through the subarachnoid space around the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from shock, transports nutrients, and clears metabolic waste.
- tumor composed of developing glial tissue (the most malignant and most common primary tumor of the brain)
- excision of a ganglion (also called gangliectomy)
- 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 True/False questions
radicotomy, rhizotomy → process of recording (scan) the spinal cord (after an injection of a contrast agent into the subarachnoid space by lumbar puncture. Size, shape, and position of the spinal cord are nerve roots are demonstrated.)
monoparesis → slight paralysis of half (right or left side of the body)
cerebral embolism → an embolus (usually a blood clot or a piece of atherosclerotic plaque arising from a distant site) lodges in a cerebral artery, causing sudden blockage of blood supply to the brain tissue. A common cause of cerebral embolism, a type of ischemic stroke, is atrial fibrillation
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) → 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.
CSF → cerebrospinal fluid