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24 Cards in this Set

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What the Brain stem Conatin?
1) Medulla oblongata
2)Pons (Bridge)
What are the Functions of the Medulla Oblongata?
breathing, heart rate, swallowing, coughing, balance and coordination
what are the functions of the Pons (bridge)?
acts like a bridge
Relays information between cerebrum and cerebellum
what does the Diencephalon conatin?
What are the functions of the Thalamus?
it receives sensory input and sends to proper area, affects mood, registers unlocalized pain
What are the functions of the Epithalamus
pineal body is major part Endocrin gland
Onset of puberty
What are the functions of the Hypothalamus?
body temperature, hunger, thirst
what can you say about the Cerebrum?
it is divided into left and right hemispheres
what are Lobes named after?
they are named after skull bones they lay on
The cerebrum contains what lobes?
-Corpus Callosum
-Frontal Lobe
-Parietal Lobe
-temporal Lobe
-Occipital Lobe
-Cerebellum (little brain)
what is the corpus Callosum?
connection between two spheres
What is the function of the Frontal lobe?
voluntary motor functions, aggression, mood, motivation
what is the function of the parietal lobe?
receives and evaluates sensory input
Touch, taste, temperature, balance
what is the function of the temporal Lobe?
evaluates olfactory senses (smell)
what is the function of the occipital lobe?
Visual input and evaluation
what is the function of the cerebellum?
Coordination of fine motor skills
what is the Meninges?
lining of the brain and spinal cord
what does the Meningges contain?
1) dura mater
2) Arachnoid
3) Pia mater
what is the dura mater?
means tough mother thickest membrane

Outer most layer and Contains blood vessels
what is the arachnoid?
like a spider web (thin)
what is the pia mater
means affectionate mother attached strongly to brain and spinal cord
what is the Subarachnoid space? where is it located?
located between the arachnoid and pia mater
-where anesthetics are given
-Contains cerebrospinal fluid and blood vessels