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5 Matching questions

  1. Arachnoid membrane
  2. comatose
  3. Hypothalamus
  4. encephalopathy
  5. Computed tomography
  1. a Any disease of the brain.
  2. b Cross-sectional x-ray imaging of an organ (such as the brain or spinal cord), with or without contrast material.
  3. c In a state of coma (profound unconsciousness from which one cannot be roused; may be due to trauma, disease, or action of ingested toxic substance).
  4. d Middle layer of the meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord.
  5. e Portion of the brain beneath the thalamus; controls sleep, appetite, body temperature, and secretions from the pituitary gland.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Sound waves are used to detect blood flow in arteries within the brain and leading to the brain.
  2. Part of the brainstem anterior to the cerebellum, between the medulla and the rest of the brain. The pons connects the upper and lower portions of the brain.
  3. Disease of the brain.
  4. Pertaining to a sudden, acute onset, as the convulsion of an epileptic seizure.
  5. Blood clot.

5 True/False questions

  1. HIV encephalopathyDisease of the brain (dementia) caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).


  2. DopamineNeurotransmitter in the central nervous system; deficient in patients with Parkinson disease.


  3. MeningiomaPertaining to the meninges.


  4. Trigeminal neuralgiaFlashes of stab like pain along the course of a branch of the trigeminal nerve (5th cranial nerve). The trigeminal nerve has branches to the eye, upper jaw and lower jaw.


  5. neuropathyNerve cell.


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