The basic functional units of the nervous system

The basic functional units of the nervous system are:

muscle fibers.

heart cells.

neurons.

fibroblasts.

A patient who experienced severe head trauma following an automobile accident is having difficulties maintaining balance. The most likely region of the brain affected is the __________.

cerebellum

pons

reticular formation

hypothalamus

Which of the following regulates body temperature and affects behaviors such as hunger, thirst, and reproduction?

Ovaries

Testes

Hypothalamus

Pituitary gland

Which of the following is a special sense?

Temperature

Taste

Touch

Pain

Some males are told by their moms not to wear tight briefs, as this could make them sterile and infertile. What is meant by that statement?

Testosterone does not act at body temperature.

Sperm production is reduced at body temperature.

Sperm production is reduced by excess pressure.

Testosterone cannot be produced at body temperature.

Match the gland to its hormone or action.

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Pineal

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Pituitary

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Thymus

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Thyroid

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Adrenals

A.

Controls metabolism

B.

FSH, LH, ADH

C.

Testosterone

D.

Where T cells mature

E.

Glucocorticoids

F.

Regulates sleep

Match the following disorder, disease or drug to its definition.

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Alzheimer’s disease

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Parkinson’s disease

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Nicotine

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

Alcohol

-A.B.C.D.E.F.

LSD

A.

Depressant causing impaired judgment and possible liver damage with long term use

B.

Results in feelings of confidence that wear off quickly

C.

Increases risks for most cancers

D.

Progressive disorder resulting in tremors and uncontrolled movements

E.

A fungal derivative causing hallucinations and dangerous actions

F.

Progressive mental deterioration

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