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5 Matching questions

  1. Acetylcholine
  2. encephalopathy
  3. Autonomic nervous system
  4. Arachnoid membrane
  5. Cauda equina
  1. a Any disease of the brain.
  2. b Middle layer of the meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord.
  3. c Nerves that control involuntary body functions of muscles, glands, and internal organs.
  4. d Neurotransmitter chemical released at the ends of nerve cells.
  5. e Collection of spinal nerves below the end of the spinal cord.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Pertaining to the two thinner membranes (arachnoid membrane and pia mater) surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
  2. Condition of no brain (congenital anomaly).
  3. Mental decline and deterioration.
  4. Nerve pain.
  5. Weakening of an arterial wall, which may lead to hemorrhage and cerebrovascular accident (stroke).

5 True/False questions

  1. CausalgiaIntensely unpleasant burning pain in a limb following damage to nerves.


  2. Medulla oblongataPart of the nerve cell (neuron) that contains the nucleus.


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


  4. AstrocytomaBrain tumor composed of astrocytes (glial cells). The most serious of these tumors is a glioblastoma multiforme (Grades III and IV malignant brain tumor).


  5. Sensory nerveCarries messages away from the brain the spinal cord; motor nerve.


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