Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Free Medical Terminology Practice Test: Nervous System Cells

Learning basic anatomical and physiological terms related to the nervous system can be tough! This practice test focuses on nervous system cells. Many of these terms are not commonly known terms and some are difficult to spell, but after some studying, the nervous system will seem a little less intimidating.

How to use this free medical terminology practice test:
  1. Click on the first image below.
  2. Click on the next thumbnail at the bottom to advance to the next slide.
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Study Guide for Cells of Nervous System

Free Medical Terminology Practice Test

What protects axons in nervous system?

Myelin sheath definition

Motor nerves that take impulses away from CNS

Efferent nerve definition

Neuron anatomy and basic parts





Oligodendrocyte definition

Space between two nerves

Synapse definition




Connective tissue that protects nervous system through phagocytosis




Neuroglia definition




Cell shaped like star in Central Nervous System




Astrocyte definition




Axon not covered with myelin sheath




Gray matter definition




Nervous system cell that increases if tissue is damaged or infection is present




Microglial cells definition




Sensory nerves transmit impulses to CNS




Afferent nerves definition




Nervous system cell that looks like a tree




Dendrite definition




Functional unit of the nervous system




Neuron definition




Axons covered with myelin sheath




White matter definition




What does a synapse connect?




What is space between axon and dendrite?




Cells that form myelin sheath on nerves in body




Oligodendrocyte definition

What prevents harmful substances from entering brain?


Blood-brain barrier definition




Free Practice Test on Nervous System


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