NUR%20214%20Alterations%20in%20Neuromuscular%20Function%20Study%20Guide

NUR%20214%20Alterations%20in%20Neuromuscular%20Function%20Study%20Guide

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NUR 214 Introduction to Pathophysiology Study Guide for Alterations in Neuromuscular Function Exam 1. What is the purpose of the nervous system? 2. What is the primary cell of the nervous system? a. Describe the function of the components of the neuron. b. What does the myelin sheath do? c. What is the difference between mylenated and unmylenated nerve fibers? d. What is the function of neuroganglia and neuroglial cells? 3. Describe nerve regeneration a. Do mature nerve cells divide? b. What factors determine nerve regeneration? 4. Describe the synapse and how it works a. Why is the synapse important? b. How do neurotransmitters affect the synapse? c. What are the primary neurotransmitters? 5. Differentiate between the CNS and PNS a. What structures are involved in each? b. What is their function? 6. Identify and describe the functions of the diencephalon, midbrain, and hindbrain a. What structures exist in each of these areas? 7. Differentiate between the autonomic nervous system and the somatic nervous system a. Where are afferent fibers located? What is their purpose? b. Where are efferent fibers located? What is their purpose? c. Differentiate between the SANS and the PANS d. Differentiate between the role and purpose of upper motor neurons and lower motor neurons. What symptoms will you expect to see if these structures are damaged? 8.
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course NUR 214 taught by Professor Criswell during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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NUR%20214%20Alterations%20in%20Neuromuscular%20Function%20Study%20Guide

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