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23 Cards in this Set

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Name the 3 primary functions of the meninges


Support vascular elements

Enclose subarachnoid space

Name the 3 meningeal layers (from superficial to deep)

Dura mater

Arachnoid mater

Pia mater

Name the two layers of the dura mater



Identify structures A, B, C, and D

Identify structures A, B, C, and D

A - Falx cerebri

B, C - Tentorium Cerebelli

D - Falx cerebelli

Dural sinuses are part of what layer?

Meningeal dura

What arachnoid specialization resorbs CSF and returns it to venous circulation?

Subarachnoid granulations

What are the names of the bumps and grooves in/on the cerebrum?

Bumps - gyri

Grooves - sulci

The limbic lobe is known as the ____

emotional brain

Name [and point to] the 6 cortical lobes of the brain

Frontal, Parietal, Temporal, Occipital, Insular, Limbic

What is the function of the frontal lobe?

Executive functions

What is the function of the parietal lobe?


What is the function of the occipital lobe?


What is the function of the temporal lobe?

Audition, language comprehension

What is the function of the limbic lobe?

Memory, emotion

What is the function of the insula lobe?

Pain, visceral sensation, integrates taste and smell

Where and by what is CSF produced?

CSF is produced in the ventricles by the choroid plexus

Name the ventricles of the brain

Lateral ventricles (L and R), third ventricle, cerebral aqueduct (between 3 and 4), fourth ventricle

Where are the lateral ventricles located in the brain?

Cerebral hemispheres

Where is the third ventricle located in the brain?


Where is the cerebral aqueduct located in the brain?


Where is the fourth ventricle located in the brain?

Pons and Medulla

What is the purpose of CSF?

Protection, homeostatic functions, flotation

What structure separates the L and R lateral ventricles?

Septum pellucidum