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372 Cards in this Set

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Motor aphasia: area of lesion
Broca's area
sensory aphasia: area of lesion
conduction aphasia: area of lesion
arcuate fasciculus
kluver-bucy syndrome: area of lesion
amygdala (bilateral)
personality changes, reemergence of primitive reflexes: area of lesion
frontal lobe
spatial neglect syndrome: area of lesion
right prietal lobe
coma: area of lesion
reticular activating system
wernicke-korsakoff syndrome: area of lesion
mamillary bodies (bilateral)
resting tremor, chorea, athetosis: area of lesion
basal ganglia
intention tremor, limb ataxia: area of lesion
cerebellar hemisphere
truncal ataxia, dysarthria: area of lesion
cerebellar vermis
hemiballismus: area of lesion
contralateral subthalamic nucleus
neural tube defects: associated nutritional deficiency
neural tube defects: lab findings
elevated alpha feto protein in amniotic fluid and maternal serum
failure of bony spinal canal to close; no structural herniation: disease
spina bifida occulta
failure of bony spinal canal to close, meninges herniate: disease
failure of bony spinal canal to close, meninges and spinal cord herniate: disease
chorea: area of lesion
basal ganglia
chorea: define
sudden, jerky, purposeless movements
athetosis: area of lesion
basal ganglia
athetosis: define
slow, writhing movements, especially of fingers
athetosis: etymology
not fixed (greek)
hemiballismus: area of lesion
contralateral subthalmic nucleus
hemiballismus: pathological mechanism
lost inhibition of thalamus thru globus pallidus (via loss of subthalamic nuc.)
most common cause of dementia in the elderly: ?
2nd most common cause of dementia in the elderly: ?
multi-infarct dementia
Alzheimer's: degenerative or demylinating
Alzheimer's: extracellular pathology
senile plaque (beta amyloid core)
Alzheimer's: intracellular pathology
neurofibrillary tangles (abnormally phosphorylated tau protein)
Familial alzhemer's: degenerative or demylinating
Familial alzhemer's: abberent genes
APOE4 allele, p-App gene
Familial alzhemer's: frequency
Pick's disease: degenerative or demylinating
Pick's disease: lobes affected
frontal and temporal
Pick's disease: sx
dementia, aphasia, parkinsonian
Pick's disease: intracellular pathology
pick bodies--aggregated tau protein
Huntington's disease: degenerative or demylinating
Huntington's disease: affected chromosome and genetic defect
chrom 4, expansian of CAG repeates; CAG = Caudate loses Ach and Gaba
Huntington's disease: Inheritance
autosomal dominant
Huntington's disease: sx
chorea, dementia
Huntington's disease: area of lesion
caudate nucleus (loss of GABAergic neurons)
Parkinson's disease: degenerative or demylinating
Parkinson's disease: associated street drug contaminant
Parkinson's disease: Microscopic findings
lewy bodies, depigmentation of substantia nigra pars compacta (loss of dopanergic neurons)
Parkinson's disease: sx
Tremor (rest), cogwheel Rigidity, Akinesia, Postural instability (TRAPped in your body)
Parkinson's disease: area of lesion
substantia nigra pars compacta
Spinocerebellar degenerative diseases: ?
olivopontocerebellar atrophy; friegreich's ataxia
Spinocerebellar degenerative diseases: degenerative or demylinating
ALS: degenerative or demylinating
ALS: sx
LMN and UMN signs, no sensory deficit
Lou Gehrig's disease: ?
Lou Gehrig's disease: degenerative or demylinating
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: degenerative or demylinating
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: median age of death
7 yrs
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: presentation
presentation at brith as "floppy baby", tongue fasciculations
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: Inheritance
autosoma recessive
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: area of lesion
anterior horns
Polio: Spanish
la poliomielitis
Polio: French
la poliomyélite
Polio: Arabic
شَلَلُ الأَطْفال
Polio: Chinese
脊髓灰质炎[---質-] jǐsuǐ huīzhìyán
Polio: degenerative or demylinating
Polio: sx
LMN signs
Polio: area of lesion
anterior horns
Poliovirus: Virus recoverd from
stool or throat
Poliovirus: CSF findings
lymphatic pleocytosis with slight elevated protein
Poliovirus: route of spreading in patient
bloodstream to CNS
Poliovirus: replication site
orofpharynx and small intestine
Poliovirus: transmission
Multiple Sclerosis: viral associations
JC virus, seen in 2-4% AIDS patients
Multiple Sclerosis: disease course
relapse and remitting
Multiple Sclerosis: geographic distribution
increased prevalence with increased distance from equator
Multiple Sclerosis: cell type affected
Multiple Sclerosis: pathological findings
periventricular plaques (areas of oligodendrocyte loss and reactive gliosis) with preservation of axons
Multiple Sclerosis: degenerative or demylinating
Multiple Sclerosis: CSF findings
increased protein (IgG) in CSF
Multiple Sclerosis: presentation
may present with optic neuritis, MLF syndrome, hemiparesis, hemisensory sx, or bladder/bowel incontinence
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML): degenerative or demylinating
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: degenerative or demylinating
Metachromatic leukodystrophy: degenerative or demylinating
Guillain Barre: Tx
respiratory support, plasmapheresis, IV immune globulins
Guillain Barre: findings
elevated CSF protein w/ normal cell count, papilledema
Guillain Barre: pathology
inflammation and demylination of peripheral nerves and motor fibers of ventral roots (motor > sensory)
Guillain Barre: viral associations
herpesvirus, campylobacterjejuni, also inoculations
Guillain Barre: disease course
acute onset almost all survive, majority complete recovery after weeks/months
Guillain Barre: degenerative or demylinating
Guillain Barre: sx
ascending muscle weakness begnining in distal lower extremities, may include autonomic dysfunction
consciousness intact, motor, sensory, autonomic, psychic sx. 1 area of brain: generalized or partial
consciousness intact, motor, sensory, autonomic, psychic sx. 1 area of brain: seizure type
simple partial
impaired consciousness, affects 1 area of brain: generalized or partial
impaired consciousness, affects 1 area of brain: seizure type
complex partial
blank stare: generalized or partial
blank stare: seizure type
absence (generalized)
quick repetitive jerks: generalized or partial
quick repetitive jerks: seizure type
myoclonic (generalized)
alternating stiffening and movement: generalized or partial
alternating stiffening and movement: seizure type
tonic clonic (grand mal, generalized))
stiffening: generalized or partial
stiffening: seizure type
tonic (generalized)
drop seizure: generalized or partial
drop seizure: seizure type
atonic (generalized)
epidural hematoma: pathogenesis
rupture of middle meningeal artery
epidural hematoma: CT apearance
biconvex disk not crossing suture lines
epidural hematoma: sx
lucid interval, then problemas
subdural hematoma: pathogenesis
rupture of bridging veins
subdural hematoma: CT apearance
crescent shaped hemorrhage crosses suture lines
subarachnoid hemorrhage: pathogenesis
rupture of aneurysm
subarachnoid hemorrhage: sx
worst headache of my life
parenchymal hematoma: pathogenesis
caused by hypertension, amyloid angiopathy, diabetes mellitus, tumor
Berry aneurysm: associated diseases
adult polycystic kidney, ehlers danlos, marfans
Berry aneurysm: most common location
bifurcation of anterior communicating artery, also common at other bifurcations in circle of Willis
glioblastoma multiforme: pathological appearance
pseudopalisading tumor cells. Stain with GFAP. Central necrosis and hemorrhage
glioblastoma multiforme: emerges from what cell type
astrocytes (grade IV astrocytoma)
glioblastoma multiforme: infra or supratentorial
glioblastoma multiforme: region of brain
cerebral hemispheres, can cross corpus callosum (butterfly glioma)
glioblastoma multiforme: prognosis/resectability
shitty, dead w/in a year
glioblastoma multiforme: frequency rank among primary brain tumors
glioblastoma multiforme: adults or kids
menigioma: pathological appearance
spindle cells concentrically arranged in whorled pattern. Psammoma bodies
menigioma: emerges from what cell type
arachnoid cells
menigioma: infra or supratentorial
menigioma: region of brain
convexities of hemispheres and parasagittal region
menigioma: prognosis/resectability
menigioma: frequency rank among primary brain tumors
menigioma: adults or kids
schwannoma: associations
bilateral schwannoma found in neurofibromatosis type 2
schwannoma: emerges from what cell type
schwann cells
schwannoma: infra or supratentorial
schwannoma: region of brain
often localized to 8th nerve (acoustic schwannoma)
schwannoma: prognosis/resectability
schwannoma: frequency rank among primary brain tumors
schwannoma: adults or kids
oligodendroglioma: pathological appearance
fried egg cells round nuclei with clear cytoplasm. Often calcified
oligodendroglioma: emerges from what cell type
oligodendroglioma: infra or supratentorial
oligodendroglioma: region of brain
frontal lobes
oligodendroglioma: adults or kids
pituitary adenoma: secretions
most common is prolactin secreting
pituitary adenoma: emerges from what cell type
rathke's pouch
pituitary adenoma: infra or supratentorial
pituitary adenoma: adults or kids
pilocytic (low grade) astrocytoma: pathological appearance
rosenthal fibers--eosinophilic corkscrew fibers
pilocytic (low grade) astrocytoma: infra or supratentorial
pilocytic (low grade) astrocytoma: region of brain
usually posterior fossa
pilocytic (low grade) astrocytoma: prognosis/resectability
benign, good prognosis
pilocytic (low grade) astrocytoma: adults or kids
medulloblastoma: pathological appearance
rosettes or perivascular pseudorosette pattern. Radiosensitive
medulloblastoma: emerges from what cell type
primitive neuroectodermal tumor
medulloblastoma: infra or supratentorial
medulloblastoma: prognosis/resectability
stupid malignant
medulloblastoma: adults or kids
ependymoma: pathological appearance
perivascular pseudorosettes. Rod shaped blepharaoplasts (basal ciliary bodies) near nucleus
ependymoma: infra or supratentorial
ependymoma: region of brain
4th ventricle
ependymoma: prognosis/resectability
bad, bad, bad
ependymoma: adults or kids
hemiangioblastoma: associations
von Hippel Lindau syndrome when found with retinal angiomas
hemiangioblastoma: pathological appearance
foamy cells and high vascularity
hemiangioblastoma: secretions
can produce EPO -> 2ary polycythemia
hemiangioblastoma: emerges from what cell type
remnants of rathke's pouch
hemiangioblastoma: infra or supratentorial
hemiangioblastoma: region of brain
hemiangioblastoma: adults or kids
craniopharyngioma: infra or supratentorial
craniopharyngioma: frequency rank among primary brain tumors
most common childhood supratentorial tumor
craniopharyngioma: adults or kids
weakness: UMN
weakness: LMN
atrophy: UMN
atrophy: LMN
fasciculation: UMN
fasciculation: LMN
reflexes: UMN
reflexes: LMN
tone: UMN
tone: LMN
babinski: UMN
babinski: LMN
poliomyelitis: spinal cord lesions
anterior horns
poliomyelitis: UMN
poliomyelitis: LMN
poliomyelitis: sx
flaccid paralysis
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: spinal cord lesions
anterior horns
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: UMN
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: LMN
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease: sx
flaccid paralysis
Multiple Sclerosis: spinal cord lesions
white matter in cervical region, random and assymetric
Multiple Sclerosis: sx
scanning speech, intention tremor, nystagmus
ALS: spinal cord lesions
corticospinal tract and anterior horns
ALS: sx
upper and lower motor neuron signs, no sensory deficit
Occlusion of ventral artery: spinal cord lesions
everything except dorsal columns and tract of lissauer
Tabes dorsalis: spinal cord lesions
dorsal roots and dorsal columns
Tabes dorsalis: sx
impaired proprioception and locomotor ataxia
syringomeyelia: spinal cord lesions
crossing fibers of spinothalic tract
syringomeyelia: sx
bilateral loss of pain and temperature sensation
Vitamin B12 neuropathy: spinal cord lesions
demyelination of dorsal columns, lateral corticospinal tracts, and spinocerebellar tracts
Vitamin B12 neuropathy: UMN
Vitamin B12 neuropathy: LMN
Vitamin B12 neuropathy: sx
ataxic gait, hyperreflexia, impaired position and vibration sense
Friedreich's ataxia: spinal cord lesions
demyelination of dorsal columns, lateral corticospinal tracts, and spinocerebellar tracts
Friedreich's ataxia: UMN
Friedreich's ataxia: LMN
Friedreich's ataxia: sx
ataxic gait, hyperreflexia, impaired position and vibration sense
tabes dorsalis: phys exam findings
argyll robertson pupils, absent DTR (wtf)
tabes dorsalis: associations
charcot's joints
Brown sequard syndrome: Ipsilateral signs below lesion
UMN and vibro/proprio/tactile sensation loss
Brown sequard syndrome: contralateral signs below lesion
pain and temp loss
Brown sequard syndrome: ipsilateral signs at level of lesion
LMN, loss of all sensation
Brown sequard syndrome: spinal cord lesions
Horner's syndrome: spinal cord lesions
can happen w/ spinal lesion above T1
Horner's syndrome: sx
ptosis, anhidrosis, miosis
oculosympathetic pathway: 1st neuron
hypothalamus to IML
oculosympathetic pathway: 2nd neuron
IML (T1ish) to superior cervical ganglion
oculosympathetic pathway: 3rd neuron
superior cervical ganglion to pupil (and sweat glands and smooth muscle of eyelids)
Radial nerve: injury which can damage nerve
shaft of humerus break
Radial nerve: lost reflexes with injury
triceps and brachioradialis
Radial nerve: motion deficit from injury
wrist drop, triceps and brachioradialis paralysis
Radial nerve: movements at wrist
Radial nerve: movements at elbow
extension, supination
Radial nerve: thumb movements
Radial nerve: cutaneous innervation
posterior brachial cutaneous, posterior antebrachial cutaneous
Radial nerve: passes thru what muscle
Radial nerve: evidence of injury on inspection
wrist drop
Median nerve: injury which can damage nerve
medial supracondyle of humerus break
Median nerve: motion deficit from injury
weak forearm pronation, wrist flexion, finger flexion, tumb movements
Median nerve: movements at wrist
Median nerve: movements at elbow
Median nerve: thumb movements
opposition, flexion (superficial head), abduction
Median nerve: cutaneous innervation
lateral palm and thumb, radial 2 1/2 fingers
Median nerve: passes thru what muscle
pronator teres
Median nerve: evidence of injury on inspection
thenar atrophy
Ulnar nerve: injury which can damage nerve
medial epicondyle break
Ulnar nerve: motion deficit from injury
weak wrist flexion and adduction, impaired adduction of thumb and ulnar 2 fingers
Ulnar nerve: thumb movements
flexion (deep head)
Ulnar nerve: cutaneous innervation
medial palm and ulnar 1 1/2 fingers
Ulnar nerve: passes thru what muscle
flexor carpi ulnaris
Ulnar nerve: evidence of injury on inspection
claw hand
Axillary nerve: injury which can damage nerve
surgical neck of humerus break or anterior shoulder dislocation
Axillary nerve: motion deficit from injury
loss of deltoid action
musculocutaneous: lost reflexes with injury
biceps reflex
musculocutaneous: motion deficit from injury
arm flexion and pronation weak
musculocutaneous: movements at wrist
musculocutaneous: movements at elbow
musculocutaneous: passes thru what muscle
Erb Duchenne palsy: structures damaged, mechanism
C5 C6; blow to shoulder, trauma during delivery
Erb Duchenne palsy: evidence of injury on inspection
waiter's tip--limb hang's by side, medially rotated and pronated forearm
Common Peroneal: Nerve Roots
Common Peroneal: motion deficit from injury
foot dropPED (peroneal everts & dorsiflexes)
Common Peroneal: evidence of injury on inspection
foot drop
deep peroneal: Compartment innervated
anterior compartment
deep peroneal: motion
superficial peroneal: Compartment innervated
lateral compartment
superficial peroneal: motion
Tibial: Compartment innervated
posterior compartment
Tibial: Nerve Roots
Tibial: motion
plantar flexion
femoral: Nerve Roots
femoral: lost reflexes with injury
knee jerk
femoral: motion
knee extension
Obturator: Nerve Roots
Obturator: motion
hip adduction
thoracic outlet syndrome: eponym
klumpke's palsy
thoracic outlet syndrome: evidence on palpation
disappearance of radial pulse upon moving head to opposite side
thoracic outlet syndrome: sensory deficit
medial side of forearm adn hand
thoracic outlet syndrome: structures damaged, mechanism
compression of subclavian artery and inferior trunk (C8 T1), embryological defect
thoracic outlet syndrome: evidence of injury on inspection
atrophy of thenar and hypothenar eminences, atrophy of interosseous muscles
CXII lesion: signs
tongue deviates toward side of lesion
CN V motor lesion: signs
jaw deviates toward side of lesion
Unilateral lesion of cerebellum: signs
patient falls toward side of lesion
CNX lesion: signs
uvula deviates away from lesion
CN XI lesion: signs
weakness turning head to contralateral side of lesion, shoulder droop on side of lesion
CNVII UMN lesion: signs
contralateral paralysis of lower face only
CNVII LMN lesion: signs
ipsilateral paralysis of oper and lower face
Bell's palsy: associations
AIDS, Lyme disease, Sarcoidosis, Tumors, Diabetes
Cingulate herniation: herniates under what
falx cerebri
Cingulate herniation: what can be compressed
anterior cerebral artery
Uncal terniation: herniates under what
tentorium cerebellum
cerebellar tonsillar herniation: herniates under what
foramen magnum
uncal herniation related ipsilatera dilated pupil and ptosis: cause
stretching of CN III
uncal herniation related contralateral homonymous hemianopia: cause
compression of ipsilateral posterior cerebral artery
uncal herniation related ipsilateral paresis: cause
compression of contralateral crus cerebri (kernohan's notch)
uncal herniation related duret hemorrhages--paramedian artery rupture: cause
caudal displacement of brain stem
right anopia: lesion site
right optic nerve
bitemporal hemianopia: lesion site
optic chiasm
left homonymous hemianopia: lesion site
right optic tract
left upper quadrantic anopsia: lesion site
right meyer's loop (temporal lobe)
left lower quandrantic anopia: lesion site
right dorsal optic radiation (parietal lobe)
left hemianopia with macular sparing: lesion site
right visual cortex
left anopia: lesion site
left optic nerve
right homonymous hemianopia: lesion site
left optic tract
right upper quadrantic anopsia: lesion site
left meyer's loop (temporal lobe)
right lower quandrantic anopia: lesion site
left dorsal optic radiation (parietal lobe)
right hemianopia with macular sparing: lesion site
left visual cortex
internuclear ophthalmoplegia: lesion site
medial longitudinal fasciculus
internuclear ophthalmoplegia: associations
internuclear ophthalmoplegia: signs
nystagmus in abducting eye on lateral gaze (medial rectus palsy); convergence normal
Anxiety: Spanish
la ansiedad
Anxiety: French
Anxiety: Chinese
焦急 jiāojí
Anxiety: NE
Anxiety: GABA
Anxiety: 5HT
Anxiety: Ach
no change
Anxiety: Dopamine
no change
Depression: NE
Depression: GABA
no change
Depression: 5HT
Depression: Ach
no change
Depression: Dopamine
no change
Alzheimer's dementia: NE
no change
Alzheimer's dementia: GABA
no change
Alzheimer's dementia: 5HT
no change
Alzheimer's dementia: Ach
Alzheimer's dementia: Dopamine
no change
Huntington's disease: NE
no change
Huntington's disease: GABA
Huntington's disease: 5HT
no change
Huntington's disease: Ach
Huntington's disease: Dopamine
no change
Schizophrenia: NE
no change
Schizophrenia: GABA
no change
Schizophrenia: 5HT
no change
Schizophrenia: Ach
no change
Schizophrenia: Dopamine
Parkinson's disease: NE
no change
Parkinson's disease: GABA
no change
Parkinson's disease: 5HT
no change
Parkinson's disease: Ach
no change
Parkinson's disease: Dopamine
brain: Spanish
el cerebro
brain: French
le cerveau
brain: Arabic
brain: Chinese
brain: Spanish
el cerebro
brain: French
le cerveau
brain: Arabic
brain: Chinese
convulsion: Spanish
la convulsión
convulsion: French
la convulsion
convulsion: Arabic
elbow: Spanish
el codo
elbow: French
le coude
elbow: Arabic
elbow: Chinese
hearing: Spanish
el oído
hearing: French
hearing: Arabic
hearing: Chinese
insomnia: Spanish
el insomnio
insomnia: French
insomnia: Arabic
حالَة أَرِق
insomnia: Chinese
nerve: Spanish
el nervio
nerve: French
le nerf
nerve: Arabic
nerve: Chinese
neurology: Spanish
la neurología
neurology: French
la neurologie
neurology: Chinese
shoulder: Spanish
el hombro
shoulder: French
shoulder: Arabic
shoulder: Chinese
肩 jiān
spinal cord: Spanish
la médula espinal
spinal cord: French
la moelle épinière
spinal cord: Chinese
wrist: Spanish
la muñeca
wrist: French
le poignet
wrist: Arabic
wrist: Chinese