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WK7 matching2

week seven A&P matching 2

Three protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord Meninges
Microscopic fiber that carries the nervous impulse along a nerve cell Axon
A large, interlacing network of nerves Plexus
Branching fiber that is first part of a neuron to receive a nervous impulse Dendrite
Protective fatty tissue that surrounds the axon of a nerve cell Myelin sheath
Collection of spinal nerves below the end of the spinal cord Cauda equine
Glial cell that produces myelin Oligodendroglia
outer most region of the largest part of the brain; composed of gray matter Cerebral cortex
Carries messages toward the brain from receptors Sensory nerve
Essential cell of the nervous system; a neuron Parenchymal cell
Innermost meningeal membrane Pia mater
Elevations in the cerebral cortex Gyri
Acetylcholine is an example of this chemical released into a synapse Neurotransmitter
Contains cerebrospinal fluid Subarachnoid space
Slow movement Bradykinesia
Increased nervous sensation Hyperperesthesia
Seizure of sleep Narcolepsy
Movements and behavior are not purposeful Apraxia
Fainting Syncope
Burning pain Causalgia
No coordination Ataxia
Slight paralysis in half of the body Hemiparesis
Destruction of the myelin sheath; replacement by plaques of hard scar tissue Multiple sclerosis
Sudden, transient disturbances of brain function marked by seizures Epilepsy
Loss of muscle strength; breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter Myasthmia gravis
Degeneration of nerves in the brain leading to tremors, shuffling gait and muscle stiffness (mask like facial expression); dopamine is deficient in the brain Parkinson's disease
Deterioration of mental capacity (dementia) beginning in middle age; cerebral cortex atrophy, microscopic neurofibrillary tangles Alzheimer's disease
Unilateral facial paralysis Bell's palsy
Relieving but not curing Palliative
Major convulsive epileptic seizure Tonic-clonic seizure
Peculiar symptoms appearing before more definite symptoms Aura
Malignant brain tumor of immature glial cells Glioblastoma multiforme
Interruption of blood supply to the cerebrum Transient ischemic attack
Minor form of epileptic seizure Absence seizure
Blockage Occlusion
Neurotransmitter Dopamine
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