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  1. Parkinson disease
  2. lumbar puncture (LP)
  3. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  4. incoherent
  5. autism
  1. a insertion of a needle into the subarachnoid space usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae. It is performed for many reasons, including the removal of cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes (also called spinal tap)
  2. b chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system. Signs and symptoms include resting tremors of the hands and feet, rigidity, expressionless face, and shuffling gait. It usually occurs after the age of 50 years.
  3. c 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)
  4. d unable to express one's thoughts or ideas in an orderly, intelligible manner
  5. e a spectrum of mental disorders, the features of which include onset during the infancy or childhood, preoccupation with subjective mental activity, inability to interact socially, and impaired communication

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. most superior portion of the brainstem
  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. 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
  4. disorders characterized by physical symptoms for which no known physical cause exists
  5. paralysis of muscles on one side of the face, usually a temporary condition. Signs include a sagging a mouth on the affected side and nonclosure of the eyelid

5 True/False questions

  1. poliomyelitisinflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord. (This infectious disease, commonly referred to as polio, is caused by one of three polio viruses.)


  2. encephalosclerosisbrain


  3. neurotomystudy of nerves (branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the nervous system)


  4. LPlumbar puncture


  5. ment/o, psych/omind