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what structure initiates stretch reflexes

muscle spindles

what is the term for a change in sensitivity of receptors under constant stimulation

adaptation

what structures initiate reflexes that cause muscle relaxation before damage can occur

golgi tendon organs

deafness can result from damage to what nerve

vestibulocochlear

what is the main reason that neural regeneration is not possible in the CNS, but possible in the PNS

oligodendrocytes in the CNS do not encourage axonal growth

which receptor type would be used when a person feels the smoothness of glass

Meissner's corpuscle

which of the following describes spinal nerves


they are mixed nerves

the motor division of the peripheral nervous system is composed of what fibers

somatic and autonomic

which of the following describes the classification and stimulus type that would respond when a person touches a hot iron

exteroceptor classification and thermoreceptor stimulus type

which nerve is responsible for sensing a toothache

trigeminal

which of the following describes a relfex

involuntary and rapid

which of the following types of reflexes is particularly important in maintaining balance

cross extensor

what nerve innervates the medial side of the hand

ulnar

what structure is served by the phrenic nerve

diaphragm

what classification of sensory receptors picks up vibration stimulus and sends it to the CNS

mechanoreceptors

what the synaptic vessels that innervate visceral organs in an indirect manner

varicosities

the large sciatic nerve branches off into what two nerves

tibial and common fibular

which of the following might result in difficulty walking

damage to the lumbar plexus

what is conscious awareness and interpretation of sensations called

perception

what cranial nerve does not serve the head and neck areas

vagus

what type of receptor responds to skeletal muscle stretch

proprioceptor

which type of spinal reflex is initiated by cutaneous sensation

superficial

what are ganglia

collections of cell bodies in the PNS

Which cranial nerve transmits sensory impulses from pressure receptors of the carotid artery

glossopharyngeal

which nerve is responsible for movement of the tongue during speech and swallowing

hypoglossal