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5 Matching questions

  1. Meninges
  2. Lumbar puncture
  3. Parasympathetic nerves
  4. Blood-brain barrier
  5. Intrathecal
  1. a Three membranes surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord.
  2. b Withdrawal of cerebrospinal fluid from the subarachnoid space between two lumbar vertebrae; spinal tap.
  3. c Blood vessels that let certain substances enter the brain tissue and keep other substances out.
  4. d Involuntary, autonomic nerves that regulate normal body functions, such as heart rate, breathing, and the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract.
  5. e Pertaining to within the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Inflammation of the brain.
  2. Involuntary movement of a small group of muscles, as of the face.
  3. Pertaining to the cerebellum.
  4. Chemical messenger released at the end of a nerve cell.
  5. Congenital defect in the lumbar spinal column caused by imperfect union of vertebral parts; spinal cord and meninges may herniate through the vertebral gap.

5 True/False questions

  1. EncephalopathyDisease of the brain.


  2. Motor nerveExtends from the base of the spine down the thigh, lower leg, and foot. Sciatica is pain along the course of the nerve.


  3. Microglial cellSupporting cells (stroma) of the nervous system; glial cells.


  4. encephalitisDisease of the brain.


  5. HydrocephalusPertaining to muscle and nerve.