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Assessment of neurologic function

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1. The brain center responsible for balancing and coordination is the:

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2. The preganglionic fibers of the sympathetic neurons are located in those segments of the spinal cord identified as:

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3. A neurotransmitter that helps control mood and sleep is:

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4. Voluntary muscle control is governed by a vertical band of “motor cortex” located in the:

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5. The Romberg test is used to assess:

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6. The spinal cord tapers off to a fibrous band of tissue at the level of the:

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7. For a lumbar puncture, the nurse should assist the patient to flex his or her head and thighs while lying on the side so that the needle can be inserted between the:

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8. The Babinski reflex is used to assess:

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9. Motor axons form pyramidal tracts that cross to the opposite side. This crossed pyramidal tract occurs in the brain in the area of the:

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10. The normal adult produces about 150 mL of cerebrospinal fluid daily from the:

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11. The major receiving and communication center for afferent sensory nerves is the:

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12. After a lumbar puncture, the nurse knows to assess for the most common (30% occurrence) complication of a(an):

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13. Patient preparation for electroencephalography includes omitting, for 24 hours before the test, all of the following except:

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14. To reduce leakage of cerebrospinal fluid after myelography with an oil-based medium, the patient lies down for 12 to 24 hours in what position?

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15. The sleep–wake cycle regulator and the site of the hunger center is known as the:

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16. The parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system yields impulses that are mediated by the secretion of:

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17. A person’s personality and judgment are controlled by that area of the brain known as the:

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18. The “master gland” is also known as the:

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19. Parkinson’s disease is caused by an imbalance in the neurotransmitter known as:

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20. The overall regulation of the autonomic nervous system is the function of the:

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21. The lobe of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for the understanding of language and music is the:

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