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biological psychiatry - 4

1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. The monoamines neurotransmitters are all the following except:

A. Serotonin

B. Norepinephrine

C. Dopamine


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7. Brain neurotransmitter  serotonin is produced from:

A. Raphe nuclei

B. Substantia niagra

C. Locus ceruleus

D. Amygdala 

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8. Dopamine pathways in the brain include all except:

A. Nigrostriatal pathway

B. Mesocorticolimbic pathway

C. Mesopontine complex

D. Tuberohypophyseal pathway

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9. The catecholamines are synthesized from the amino acid:

A. Alanine

B. Tyrosine

C. Taurine

D. Glycine

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10. Which of the following neurotransmitters is NOT an amine:

A. dopamine

B. norepinephrine

C. serotonin

D. glutamate

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1. C

2. B

3. A

4. B

5    .D

6. D



9. B

10 .D

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