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17 Cards in this Set

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Increased amount of fluid within the ventricular spaces of the brain is known as _____
The most common primary tumor of the central nervous system is ______
Which of the following tumors of the cns is benign: Astrocytoma, Meningioma, both, neither?
Which of the following is generally classified as a demyelinating disease: Alzheimers disease, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, pick's disease?
Multiple sclerosis
Cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) are most commonly the result of ______
Occlusion of cerebral vessels
The cells of the CNS which are primarily responsible for repairing damage to the nervous tissues are _______
Patients who have resisting tremors, a mask-like facial expression, and a shuffling gait are most likely suffering from ________
Parkinson's disease
A hemorrhage between the leptomeninges and dura would be a ______
subdural hematoma
The cells responsible for myelination in the pns are _______
Schwann cells
The most serious complication associated with a brain abscess is ______
Brain herniation
Severing a nerve to a muscle would result in ______
The most likely cause of purulent meningitis is ______
Of the following, the most life-threatening condition is: cerebral contusion, concussion, epidural hematoma, skull fracture, subdural hematoma
Epidural hematoma
Dementia is present in all of the following disease processes except: Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's chorea, Parkinson's disease?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Muscle weakness from a primary degeneration of nerves is a feature of ______
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Which of the following would lead to increased intracranial pressure and possible brain herniation: cerebral edema due to head trauma, rapidly expanding malignant neoplasms, both, neither?
54 y/o female recieved a swine flu vaccination and subsequently developed an ascending paralysis which eventually progressed to involve the respiratory muscles and required assisted ventilation before the paralysis began to subside. The most likely diagnosis would be _____
Guillan-Barre syndrome