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Psychiatric Nursing Quiz

Biological Psychiatry


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). Ribosomes of the nervous cells are called:

A. Schwann Cells

B. Nissl Bodies

C. Nuclei


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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: ANSWER KEY

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:

  1. Wernicke's area

  2. Broca’s area

  3. Cuadate Nucleus

  4. Hippocampus

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14. The cerebellum is located in the:

  1. Middle cranial fossa

  2. Posterior cranial fossa

  3. Anterior cranial fossa

  4. Cella tursica

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

  1. Dentate gyrus

  2. Hippocampus

  3. Subicular complex

  4. Putamen

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16. The monoamines neurotransmitters are all the following except:

  1. Serotonin

  2. Norepinephrine

  3. Dopamine

  4. GABA

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17. Brain neurotransmitter  serotonin is produced from:

  1. Raphe nuclei

  2. Substantia niagra

  3. locus ceruleus

  4. Amygdala

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18. Dopamine pathways in the brain include all except:

  1. Nigrostriatal pathway

  2. Mesocorticolimbic pathway

  3. Mesopontine complex

  4. Tuberohypophyseal pathway

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19. The catecholamines are synthesized from the amino acid:

  1. Alanine

  2. Tyrosine

  3. Taurine

  4. Glycine

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

A. dopamine

B. norepinephrine

C. serotonin

D. glutamate

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1. D






7. B

8. B



11. C

12. B

13. A

14. B


16. D



19. B

20 .D


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