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Nervous System. 70 points total 20 anatomy lab practical (some sheep eye so be prepared!) 25 M/C on Scantron—bring #2 pencil! 25 pts short answer. Test Review. Multiple choice. 25 pts on scantron sheet. Neurons.

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nervous system

Nervous System

70 points total

20 anatomy lab practical (some sheep eye so be prepared!)

25 M/C on Scantron—bring #2 pencil!

25 pts short answer

Test Review

multiple choice

Multiple choice

25 pts on scantron sheet

  • Be able to name the parts of a neuron and the functions of those parts
  • Parts of the Brain
  • Functions of those parts

Parts of the Brain

divisions of nervous system
Central Nervous System

What it consists of

Functions of the parts

Peripheral Nervous System

What it consists of

Two Divisions



Sympathetic Nervous System

Parasympathetic Nervous System

Divisions of Nervous System
  • Eye
    • Parts of the Eye
    • Functions of those parts
  • Ear
    • Parts of the Ear
    • Functions of those parts
  • Smell and Taste
nervous system disorders
Nervous System Disorders
  • What they are and what causes them—to the extent that we looked at them in class. (they are in the mult choice part, so it’s not too detailed!
short answer

Short Answer

25 pts—lots of choice!

lots of choice for students that means you have to circle the of the question you are answering

Lots of choice for students. That means you have to circle the # of the question you are answering!

questions include
Questions include:
  • During a lumbar puncture (spinal tap), a hollow needle is inserted into the subarachnoid space between L3 and L4 (the 3rd and 4th lumbar vertebrae). Why is there no danger of injuring the spinal cord with the needle during this procedure?
  • Why does exposure to toxins have more devastating effects during early pregnancy than in late pregnancy?


questions include11
Questions include:
  • When a light is shone into one eye, the pupils constrict. Why is this an important protective reflex?
  • Dr. Nakvarati used an instrument to press on Mr. Cruz’s eye during his annual physical examination on his sixtieth birthday. The eye deformed very little, indicating the intraocular pressure was too high. What was Mr. Cruz’s probable condition?


questions include12
Questions include:
  • Why is Babinski’s sign NORMAL in a newborn but indicative of nerve damage in anyone else?
  • Explain the difference between sensorineural deafness and conductive deafness.


questions include13
Questions include:
  • Why do you have a blind spot?
  • Why do you have to blow your nose after crying?


questions include14
Questions include:
  • An elderly gentleman has just suffered a stroke. He is able to understand verbal and written language, but when he tries to respond, his words are garbled. What cortical region has been damaged by the stroke?
  • A young man has just received serious burns, resulting from standing with his back too close to a bonfire. He is muttering that he never felt the pain. Otherwise, he would have smothered the flames by rolling on the ground. What part of his CNS might be malfunctional?


questions include15
Questions include:
  • What might cause a sty? (Inflammation is NOT enough, think about the possible causes of the inflammation around the eye)
  • How did looking through the transparency films to sort the floss affect your perception of color?


questions include16
Questions include:
  • A group of nine toddlers attending the same day care center developed red, inflamed eyes and eyelids. The day care sent home a note indicating that they have pink eye, or conjunctivitis. What does the conjunctiva of the eye do?
  • How does tinnitus affect balance?


questions include17
Questions include:
  • We saw clips of two people with traumatic brain injury. Describe the difference between Bud’s TBI and Jennifer’s TBI.
  • Why might an upper respiratory infection affect your sense of smell?

CD of case studies/lecture

short answers you must answer

Short Answers you MUST answer…

There are three questions all of you will respond to.

mandatory questions
Mandatory Questions
  • Describe the steps involved in the generation of an action potential. Make sure to explain the operation/significance of the sodium/potassium pumps.
  • Myelination of peripheral neurons occurs rapidly throughout the first year of life. How can this process explain the increased abilities of infants during their first year?
  • Describe the three types of neurons (Afferent, Efferent and Interneurons)