assesses for blood clots in the legs, the Thomas test is used to detect flexion contractures of the hips. Question 15 2 out of 2 points The usual number of vertebrae is: Response Feedback: The number of vertebrae that is most common is 24; as few as 11% of persons have 23, and almost 5% have 25. Question 16 2 out of 2 points The elasticity of pelvic ligaments and softening of cartilage in a pregnant woman are due to: Response Feedback: Increased hormone secretion during pregnancy is responsible for the elasticity of pelvic ligaments and softening of the cartilage. These changes help accommodate the growing
fetus. Question 17 0 out of 2 points The temporomandibular joint is palpated: Question 18 2 out of 2 points Term infants normally resist: Response Feedback: Along with elbows and hips, newborns tend to resist extension of the knee; however, movements should be symmetrical. Question 19 2 out of 2 points You note that a child has a positive Gower sign. You know that this indicates generalized: Response Feedback: Gower sign is generalized muscle weakness and is characterized by a child trying to stand up by flexing at the knee, pushing down on the thighs while trying to pull the trunk up. Question 20 2 out of 2 points Temporalis and masseter muscles are evaluated by: Response Feedback: Having the patient bite down and clench his or her teeth is the method to examine the strength of the temporalis and masseter muscles. Cranial nerve V is tested with this same maneuver. Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:04:51 PM EDT
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