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What is a rhythmic oscillatory movement of a body part resulting from the contraction of an opposing muscle group? Tremors
What is a sudden excessive electrical discharge from cortical neurons? Seizure
What mediates voluntary movement & integrates skilled, complicated, or delicate movements by stimulating selective muscular actions and inhibiting others? The corticospinal (pyramidal) tract
What is band of skin innervated by the sensory root of a single spinal nerve? a dermatome
What is an involuntary stereotypical response that may involve as few as 2 neurons, 1 afferent (sensory) and 1 efferent (motor) across a single synapse? Reflex
What is the likely diagnosis of a stiff neck that accompanies a headache? Meningitis
What is transient loss of consciousness? Syncope
What is an infarction of central nervous system tissue? Ischemic stroke
What is the most common cause of ischemic symptoms of a stroke? Occlusion of the middle cerebral artery
What is the leading risk factor for strokes? Hypertension
Created by: MissyGirl3971