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Neuro Lets get Neuro cracking...questions 1

In heavy Neuro mode, so need to let it out!

1) Patient notes that food tastes funny and has irregular breathing. What nucleus is affected?

A) Nucleus ambiguus
B) Solitary nucleus
C) Inferior salivatory nucleus
D) Superior salivatory nucleus
E) Dorsal motor nucleus of X

2) A 50 year old woman comes in complaining of hoarseness and difficulty with swallowing. She also has nasal regurgitation of liquids. What nucleus is affected?
A) Nucleus ambiguus
B) Solitary nucleus
C) Inferior salivatory nucleus
D) Superior salivatory nucleus
E) Dorsal motor nucleus of X


3) Question has 2 parts

a) The facial nerve is destroyed as it comes from the brain stem. What nuclei is affected?
A) Nucleus ambiguus
B) Solitary nucleus
C) Inferior salivatory nucleus
D) Superior salivatory nucleus
E) Ventral cochlear nucleus

b) In response to previous part (a), where is this nuclei located?

A) rostral medulla
B) caudal pons
C) rostral pons
D) caudal medulla
E) midbrain

4a) Patient experiences decreased parotid secretions. What nuclei is affected?
A) Nucleus ambiguus
B) Solitary nucleus
C) Inferior salivatory nucleus
D) Superior salivatory nucleus
E) Ventral cochlear nucleus

b) In response to previous part (a), where is this nuclei located?

A) rostral medulla
B) caudal pons
C) rostral pons
D) caudal medulla
E) midbrain
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More nucleus questions

5) Patient experiences analgesia and thermal anesthesia on tooth pulp. What nuclei is affected?

A) Oral part of spinal nucleus of V
B) Interpolar part of spinal nucleus of V
C) Caudal part of spinal nucleus of V
D) trigeminal ganglion
E) trigeminal nerve

6) Patient experiences analgesia and thermal anesthesia on her right side of her face and her scalp. What nuclei is affected?

A) Oral part of spinal nucleus of V
B) Interpolar part of spinal nucleus of V
C) Caudal part of spinal nucleus of V
D) trigeminal ganglion
E) trigeminal nerve
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Are these from the real exam, or are they a bit too in depth?
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Are these from the real exam, or are they a bit too in depth?
Made them up from practice questions for step given how important brain stem section is...
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Like stated before, made up the questions from my review of neuro, using the format of practice questions.

Here are the answers

1) B) Solitary Nucleus
2) A) Nucleus ambiguus
3a) D) Superior salivatory nucleus
3b) B) caudal pons
4a) C) Inferior salivatory nucleus
4b) A) rostral medulla
5) B) Interpolar part of spinal nucleus of V
6) A) Oral part of spinal nucleus of V
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Seriously some difficult questions..Hardly could answer any..Wake up call for me.
Need to do neuroanatomy more properly for now on.
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