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biological psychiatry - 3

1. Limbic system includes all the following structures except:

A. Amygdala

B. Hippocampal gyri

C. Anterior cingulate gyrus

D. Basal ganglia

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2. Spaces between Schwann cells of neurons are called

A. Nodes of Ranvier

B. Synapse

C. Nissl Bodies

D. Ventricles

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3. Subcellular structures found in nerve cell bodies and dendrites which consists of  granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes

A. Schwann Cells

B. Nissl Bodies

C. Nuclei

D. Ganglia

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4. The term which refers to muscular hypertonicity with increased resistance to stress:

A. Akinesia

B. Ataxia

C. Myoclonus

D. Spasticity

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5. The three primary vesicles identified in the neural tube during the early stages of the development of the human brain are all except:

A. Prosencephalon

B. Diencephalon

C. Mesencephalon

D. Rhombencephalon

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6. The primary somatosensory cortex is located in the:

A. Anterior parietal lobe

B. Medial temporal lobe

C. Prefrontal area

D. Occipital lobe

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7. The structures which are components of the basal ganglia are all except:

A. Caudate nucleus

B. Amygdala

C. Putamen

D. Globus pallidus

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8. The hippocampus and the amygdala, which are components of the limbic system, are located:

A. anterior parital lobe

B. medial temporal lobe

C. medial frontal lobe

D. posterior parital lobe

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9. The opening which connects the third ventricle with the fourth ventricle in the pons and the medulla is called:

A. The cerebral aqueduct

B. The foramina of Monro

C. The interventricular foramina

D. Foramen of sylvius

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10. The largest portion of the diencephalon consists of:

A. The Hypothalamus

B. Epithalamus

C. The thalamus

D. Pons

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11. Brodmann's area 46 refers to:

A. Primary motor cortex

B. Primary auditory cortex

C. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

D. Primary visual cortex

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12. The neuronal fibre bundles connecting opposite hemispheres are called:

A. Association fibers

B. Commissural fibers

C. Afferent fibres

D. Efferent fibres

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13. The brain area involved in receptive language functions that are localized to the left hemisphere is called:

A. Wernicke's area

B. Broca’s area

C. Cuadate Nucleus

D. Hippocampus 

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14. The cerebellum is located in the:

A. Middle cranial fossa

B. Posterior cranial fossa

C. Anterior cranial fossa

D. Cella tursica

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15. The brain regions which constitute the hippocampal formation are all except:

A. Dentate gyrus

B. Hippocampus

C. Subicular complex

D. Putamen 

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1. D






7. B

8. B



11. C

12. B

13. A

14. B


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