BMD ENG 301 Final Homework 2009

BMD ENG 301 Final Homework 2009 - BMD ENG 301 FINAL...

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BMD ENG 301 FINAL HOMEWORK (3% of total course points; due: 12/9/09) 1. Where would one find mossy fibers , to what do they connect, and where are their cell bodies located? [3 points] 2. For each of the following cell types indicate to where it sends its axon and which small molecular weight neurotransmitter it releases: a. The Purkinje cell [2 points] b. A Striatopallidal neuron [2 points] c. A Pallidal projection neuron [2 points] d. A projection neuron of the substantia nigra pars compacta [2 points] e. A projection neuron of the substantia nigra pars reticulata [2 points] f. A spinal alpha motor neuron [2 points] g. A Pacinian corpuscle [2 points] h. A Ia afferent [2 points] 3. What is a projection neuron? [1 point] 4. Where might one find a mirror motor neuron ? [1 point] 5. Which axon type is responsible for second pain and how did its name come about? [3 points]
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6. Where in the spinal cord are the motor neurons that innervate distal muscles located? [2 points] 7. Contrast the properties of alpha and gamma motor neurons, describing their different roles. [4 points] 8. Provide three pieces of evidence to support the assertion that the perception of
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