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These are based on the objectives put forth in Dr. Gilliam's slides.

Repetitive vibratory movements,
very brisk, hyperactive, indicative of


The extrapyramidal system is located in the

basal ganglia

Testing the deep tendon reflexes gives the examiner information regarding the intactness of the

reflex arc at specific levels in the spinal cord.

An abnormal sensation of burning or tingling is best described as


Automatic associated movements of the body are under the control and regulation of:

basal ganglia

Term used to describe involuntary muscle movements


Clonus that may be seen when testing deep tendon reflexes is characterized by

set of rapid, rhythmic contractions of the same muscle.

The presence of primitive reflexes in a newborn infant is indicative of

immaturity of the nervous system.

Cerebellar function is tested by

performance of rapid alternating movements.

The _____________ coordinates movement, maintains equilibrium, and helps maintain posture


During the assessment of extraocular movements, two back-and-forth oscillations of the eyes in the extreme lateral gaze occurs. This response indicates

an expected movement of the eyes during this procedure.

The abdominal reflex is an example of a _________ reflex


An area of the body that is supplied mainly from one spinal segment through a particular spinal nerve is identified as a:


Three nervous system divisions

Central, Peripheral, Autonomic

Developmental Stage, culture, stress, medications, illness, lifestyle, personality are all components of what part of the neurological assessment?


Background information

age, education level, occupation, dominant hand

Inappropriate response to question;
decreased attention span and memory


Drowsy, falls asleep quickly; once
aroused, responds appropriately


Confusion with disordered perceptions
and decreased attention span;
inappropriate reactions to stimuli


Arousable for short periods; simple
motor or moaning responses; slow


Neither awake nor aware; posturing


Levels of conciousness

Alert, lethargic, obtunded, stupor, comatose

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