Nervous System Organization and Functions Quiz

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What is the location of the hippocampus?

Medial temporal lobe

What distinguishes a subdural hematoma from an epidural hematoma?

Location of blood accumulation

Which brain tumor is characterized as highly malignant and fast-growing?

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

What is the function of the amygdala in long-term memory?

Enhances consolidation of emotionally significant memories

What may cause a subdural hematoma?

Head injury or tearing of blood vessels

Where does a cerebral cortex primarily reside?

Outer layer of the brain

Which type of brain tumor typically arises from the meninges?


What is a key role of the hippocampus in long-term memory?

Converts short-term memories into long-term memories

Which condition can result from trauma, hypertension, or underlying vascular abnormalities?

Subdural Hematoma

Which part of the nervous system is responsible for processing and integrating information, as well as generating responses?

Central Nervous System (CNS)

What are the basic structural and functional units of the nervous system?


Which division of the Peripheral Nervous System controls voluntary muscle movements?

Somatic Nervous System (SNS)

Which type of intracranial hemorrhage is often caused by a ruptured aneurysm?

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)

What type of cells support and protect neurons?

Glial Cells

Which part of the nervous system regulates involuntary functions like heart rate and digestion?

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

What division of the Autonomic Nervous System activates the 'fight or flight' response?

Sympathetic Nervous System

What part of the nervous system comprises nerves outside the CNS, connecting it to the rest of the body?

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)

Which type of intracranial hemorrhage involves bleeding within the brain tissue itself?

Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)

Test your knowledge on the organization and function of the human nervous system, including the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). This quiz also covers types of intracranial hemorrhages, brain tumors, and the structure of the brain responsible for long-term memory.

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