Introduction to the Nervous System Lecture 1 Overview

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Which type of neuron has a single process emerging from the cell body?

Unipolar neuron

Which of the following is a characteristic of the white matter in the nervous system?

Contains the axons of neurons

Which of the following is an example of a bipolar neuron?

Sensory neurons in the olfactory epithelium

Which anatomical plane is used to describe the location of structures or the direction of movements in the human brain?

All of the above

Which of the following is the largest part of the brain?

Cerebrum

Which of the following is the structure that connects the two cerebral hemispheres in the brain?

Corpus callosum

Which of the following is a characteristic of saltatory conduction in myelinated neurons?

The nerve impulse jumps from one node of Ranvier to the next

Which of the following is the main cause of multiple sclerosis?

Destruction of the myelin sheaths

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of grey matter in the nervous system?

Contains the axons of neurons

Which of the following is the main function of the corpus callosum in the brain?

To facilitate communication between the two cerebral hemispheres

This quiz covers the basic concepts introduced in Lecture 1 of an introductory course on the nervous system. Topics include functional and structural organization, the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system (PNS), and the autonomic nervous system.

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