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5 Matching questions

  1. resting potential
  2. parasympathetic division
  3. hypothalamus
  4. phantom limb
  5. Prader-Willi Syndrome
  1. a a division of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves that slow one down, relaxes one, and help conserve energy by digesting food and reducing heartbeat and blood pressure
  2. b the electrical charge on the inside of a neuron at rest. It measures precisely -70 millivolts
  3. c a rare genetic disorder that causes a person's hypothalamus to malfunction. the sufferer has an insatiable appetite, always feeling hungry. Other problems include shortness, low muscle tone, and mental retardation
  4. d an important area located just below the thalamus that serves as a regulator or control center for a number of motivations, such as hunger or thirst
  5. e the feeling that persists in a limb that has been amputated. This demonstrates that the sense of feeling is in the brain

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the nerves that work mostly automatically in the control of body organs and basic life functions
  2. the branches of a neuron that extend out of the soma in order to receive signals
  3. the part of the brain attached to the back of the brainstem. Its main job is to control coordinated body movements
  4. a gland in the brain that is sometimes called the "master gland" because it releases hormones that influence other glands in the body
  5. the nerves that serve the senses that go to the skeletal muscles

5 True/False questions

  1. brainstemthe brain area just at the top of the spinal cord where the brain and spinal cord meet. it includes a number of regions responsible for basic body functions.

          

  2. myelinthe white, fatty substance that surrounds portions of the axon of a neuron

          

  3. terminalsthe brain area just at the top of the spinal cord where the brain and spinal cord meet. it includes a number of regions responsible for basic body functions.

          

  4. all-or-none lawrefers to the fact that when a neuron fires the signal goes all the way and at full strength

          

  5. olfactory bulbthe feeling that persists in a limb that has been amputated. This demonstrates that the sense of feeling is in the brain