5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Lumbar puncture
- Parasympathetic nerves
- Blood-brain barrier
- a Three membranes surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord.
- b Withdrawal of cerebrospinal fluid from the subarachnoid space between two lumbar vertebrae; spinal tap.
- c Blood vessels that let certain substances enter the brain tissue and keep other substances out.
- d Involuntary, autonomic nerves that regulate normal body functions, such as heart rate, breathing, and the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract.
- e Pertaining to within the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Inflammation of the brain.
- Involuntary movement of a small group of muscles, as of the face.
- Pertaining to the cerebellum.
- Chemical messenger released at the end of a nerve cell.
- 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
Encephalopathy → Disease of the brain.
Motor nerve → Extends from the base of the spine down the thigh, lower leg, and foot. Sciatica is pain along the course of the nerve.
Microglial cell → Supporting cells (stroma) of the nervous system; glial cells.
encephalitis → Disease of the brain.
Hydrocephalus → Pertaining to muscle and nerve.