Quiz #3

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Quiz #3
2010-04-18 00:18:39

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  1. Gynecologist
    physician specializing in the medical care of the female reproductive system, diseases, and disorders.
  2. Menopause
    or the cessation of the menses, usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55
  3. Pediatrician
    physician who specializes in treating children from birht to age 20
  4. Administering Liquid Medication
    Giving 5ml of acetaminophen drops on a regular schedule or 150mg/kg could be toxic for the child, causing liver damage and even death. Instruct parents to read and fallow directions carefully.
  5. Neuron
    Also known as nerve cell is the funtional unit of the nervous system. Each neuron contains a cell body witha nucleus and othe typical cellular compontents, an axon, and dendrites.
  6. Sympathetic Nervous System
    "fight-or-flight" response because it engages the nervous system to respond quickly to perceived danger, with increased heart rate, respitarion, metabolism, and other physiological reactions
  7. Parasympathetic Nervous System
    "breaks" to slow down and return the body to normal physiological functioning
  8. Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)
    caused by brief periods of reduced blood flow to the cerebrum, exhibit symptoms similar to but often less severe than thise of a cerebral vascular accidnet, usually resolve within 24 hours with little or no residual affects
  9. Occipital Lobe
    controls vision
  10. Hypothalamus
    locaed underside of the thalamus, is the master control for the autonomic nervous system
  11. Hippocampus
    acts as a getaway for the passage of new memories into areas of permanent storage in the brain
  12. Decreased Blood or Circulation Problems
    cause impear mental function
  13. How frequent to go to get a colonoscopy?
    every three years after the age of 50
  14. Matastic Cancer
    there is no cure
  15. Geriatrics (Introduction)
    • Average life expectancy in US is 76
    • Aging process begins at birht, but becomes more intense during midle age
    • Patients may come from independent or assisted living facilities
    • Patients unable to travel may be seen by the physician in a long-term or extended care facility, usually on monthly basis
  16. Geriatrics
    medical practice specializing the the treatment and care of older or aging individuals
  17. Synovial Joint Movements
    • Flexion
    • Extension
    • Adduction
    • Abducton
    • Circumduction
    • Rotation
    • Supination
    • Pronation
    • Inversion
    • Eversion
    • Plantar Flexion