Chapter 9: Central Nervous System

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a component of the limbic system?
    • A. 


    • B. 

      Cerebral cortex

    • C. 


    • D. 


    • E. 


  • 2. 
    The circadian rhythm is established by what brain area?
    • A. 

      Suprachiasmatic nucleus

    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 

      Occipital lobe of cerebral cortex

    • E. 


  • 3. 
    What type of junction between the endothelial cells of brain capillaries produces the blood-brain barrier?

  • 4. 
    Myelinated axons are found in the (gray/ white) matter

  • 5. 
    Somatic efferents originate in the (dorsal/ ventral) horn of the spinal cord

  • 6. 
    The major function of the (cerebrum/ cerebellum) is to coordinate body movements

  • 7. 
    What three structures make up the brainstem?

  • 8. 
    What is the major sensory relay nucleus to the cortex?

  • 9. 
    The area of the brain most closely associated with fear is the _______.

  • 10. 
    The __________ system is associated with emotions, learning, and memory.

  • 11. 
    The ability to recall information when taking physiology exams is an example of __________ memory.

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