Neurological System Chapter 38

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Neurological Quizzes & Trivia

Nursing, Med-Surg 3 Neuro System


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nervous system is divided into:
  • 2. 
    Central Nervous System:
  • 3. 
    Peripheral Nervous System:
  • 4. 
    Autonomic Nervous System:
  • 5. 
    The brain is composed of:
  • 6. 
    Neurons:
  • 7. 
    Neurons (3) components:
  • 8. 
    Axon consists of:
  • 9. 
    Dendrites:
  • 10. 
    Axons:
  • 11. 
    Cell body:
  • 12. 
    Neurotransmitters:
  • 13. 
    Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) produced primarily in:
  • 14. 
    Function of CSF:
  • 15. 
    How many cranial nerves are there?
  • 16. 
    Autonomic Nervous System:
  • 17. 
    Subdivisions of the Autonomic Nervous System:
  • 18. 
    Sympathetic system causes:
  • 19. 
    Which system prepares the body for "fight or flight"?
  • 20. 
    Parasympathetic system:
  • 21. 
    The neurological screening involves:
  • 22. 
    How is level of consciousness assessed?
  • 23. 
    What is the most important indicator of a neurological status change?
  • 24. 
    What is the glasgow coma scale?
  • 25. 
    When is the Glasgow Coma Scale most frequently used?
  • 26. 
    If a patient has a spontaneous eye opening response that would be how many points on the glasgow scale?
  • 27. 
    What is the total on the Glasgow Coma Scale?
  • 28. 
    Neuralgia:
  • 29. 
    Aphasia:
  • 30. 
    How is symmetry assessed?
  • 31. 
    What may be an indicator of a nervous system problem?
  • 32. 
    Ataxia:
  • 33. 
    Romberg Test:
  • 34. 
    What should the nurse always do during the Romberg Test and why?
  • 35. 
    Abnormal Posturing occurs when:
  • 36. 
    Two types of posturing that should be observed?
  • 37. 
    Flexion posturing:
  • 38. 
    Cause of flexion posturing:
  • 39. 
    Extension posturing is caused by:
  • 40. 
    Characteristics of external posturing:
  • 41. 
    Vibration is tested by using:
  • 42. 
    Encephalitis:
  • 43. 
    Meningitis:
  • 44. 
    What is the most common cause of encephalitis or meningitis?
  • 45. 
    What nerve is neuralgia caused by?
  • 46. 
    Chorea:
  • 47. 
    Concussions:
  • 48. 
    What are some types of closed head injuries?
  • 49. 
    Contusions:
  • 50. 
    What happens to vitals during a contusion?
  • 51. 
    Cerebral laceration:
  • 52. 
    Lobes of the brain:
  • 53. 
    Parietal lobe functions:
  • 54. 
    Temporal function:
  • 55. 
    Frontal function:
  • 56. 
    Occipital function:
  • 57. 
    How many ml of CSF is produced each day?
  • 58. 
    Where does the spinal cord exit through?
  • 59. 
    These are chemical substances that excite, inhibit, or modify the response of another neuron?
  • 60. 
    Three coverings of the brain are called?
  • 61. 
    What are the three coverings of the brain?
  • 62. 
    Where is CSF primarily produced?
  • 63. 
    What is the main function of the autonomic nervous system?
  • 64. 
    Eyes move outward
  • 65. 
    What causes flexion posturing?
  • 66. 
    Caused by brainstem injury and is characterized by an arching of the back?
  • 67. 
    Manifestations of this include immediate loss of consciousness lasting from minutes to hours, momentary loss of reflexes, resp. arrest for several seconds, and a period of amnesia for a period before and after the event
  • 68. 
    Ability to recongnize an aboject by feel
  • 69. 
    Ability to identify letters, numbers, or shapes drawn on the skin
  • 70. 
    What diagnostic test would be used to test for a open injury?
  • 71. 
    Severing of the spinal cord
  • 72. 
    Stiffness or inability to bend the neck
  • 73. 
    Impairment of speech caused by muscle dysfunction
  • 74. 
    Mini strokes that often precede a stroke
  • 75. 
    A cerebral function on which the client expierences sudden attacks of altered consciousness, motor activity, or sensory phenomenon.
  • 76. 
    Peculiar sensations that precede a seizure, may take the form of a taste, smell, sight, or sound; dizziness or funny feeling
  • 77. 
    After a seizure
  • 78. 
    Inflammation in the nerve roots
  • 79. 
    A cartilaginous cushion between vertebral bodies
  • 80. 
    A hypotensive situation resulting from the loss of sympathetic control of vital functions from the brain, may occur after spinal shock