1. Meningitis refers to
    • inflammation of the brain
    • inflammation of the membranes around the brain
    • inflammation of the spinal cord
    • a sensation of itchiness of the scalp
    • an inflammation unique to males
  2. Neuropathy is a term describing
    • a specialist in diseases of the nervous system
    • inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain
    • a noninflammatory disease of nerves
    • absence of a brain at birth
    • a herniation of the brain outside the skull
  3. A meningomyelocele describes
    • herniation of the brain out of the skull
    • herniation of protective membranes surrounding the brain
    • herniation of both protective membranes and spinal cord
    • inflammation of membranes surrounding the brain
    • a hole in the protective membranes surrounding the brain
  4. Aphasia is a term defining difficulty or loss of ability to
    • read
    • write
    • see
    • hear
    • speak
  5. Which of the following procedures involves injecting a radioactive element into a patient’s vein that may mark the presence of a tumor?
    • A brain scan
    • Computed tomography
    • Electroencephalography
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Angiography
  6. A baby is born without a brain. The diagnosis would be
    • encephalitis
    • myelodysplasia
    • meningocele
    • anencephalic
    • meningomyelocele
  7. A patient may have a brain tumor, and the physician decides to use a procedure that will give the highest resolution of imaging soft tissues. He gives orders for
    • a brain scan
    • computed tomography
    • electroencephalography
    • magnetic resonance imaging
    • lumbar puncture
  8. A tumor of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord is called a/an
    • neuroma
    • encephalocele
    • myeloma
    • meningioma
    • meningocele
  9. A patient suddenly has difficulty speaking and her right arm feels stiff and weak. After four hours, she has complete return of normal speech and movement. This patient most likely suffered a/an
    • stroke
    • transient ischemic attack
    • narcoleptic episode
    • epileptic seizure
    • myocardial infarction
  10. CHALLENGE QUESTION! (Thought you already had one?) The following question requires that you know three word parts, and the parts do not come in the usual order. You can do it! Abnormal or lack of development of part of the spinal cord is termed
    • anencephalic
    • encephalitis
    • meningocele
    • myelodysplasia
    • encephalopathy


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