Project #8822 - Pathophysiology


1.  Define: acute pain, chronic pain, somatic pain, visceral pain, referred pain, neuropathic pain. (6 points)

2. Differentiate between pain threshold and pain tolerance. (2 pains)

3. Differentiate between fever and hyperthermia. Discuss 5 benefits of fever. ( 8 points)

4. What is malignant hyperthermia?  ( 1 point)

5. What is the purpose of therapeutic hypothermia? (1 point)

6. How is level of consciousness assessed? (4 points)

7. What are the phases of a seizure? ( 4 points)

8. What is the difference between delirium and dementia? (2 points)

9. Differentiate between expressive and receptive dysphasia. (2 points)

10. What are the phases of increased intracranial pressure? Discuss each stage. (8 points)

11. What are the different types of cerebral edema?

12. What is diffuse axonal injury? Who is most likely to sustain this type of injury? (2 points)

13. Differentiate between concussion and contusion. Describe the different types of concussion. (4 points)

14. What I a focal brain injury? (2 points)

15. Describe spinal shock. How is spinal shock different from autonomic hyper-reflexia? (4 points)

16. What are the most common risk factors for stroke (also known as a cerebrovascular accident, cerebral infarction or acute brain attack)? 2 points

17. Discuss the difference between an ischemic stroke and a hemorrhagic stroke (2 points)

18. What is the difference between a hematoma and a contusion? (2 points)

19.  Differentiate between epidural, subdural, subarachnoid, and intracerebral hemorrhages. (4 points)

20. Define and discuss meningitis- differentiate between viral and bacterial meningitis. (4 points)

21. What is encephalitis? What is the most common carrier of West Nile Virus? (2 points)

22. What is myasthenia gravis? (2 points)

23. How is multiple sclerosis different from Guillain-Barre syndrome? (4 points)

24. Describe a coup-contrecoup head injury. (4 points)

25. What are Kernig’s and Brudzinski’s signs used to assess? (2 points)

26. What is an aneurysm? What is the most common type of aneurysm in the brain? Where is an aneurysm in the brain most likely to occur? (4 points)

27. Describe amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). What is the most common cause of death in ALS? (2 points)

28. What is an encephalocele? Meningocele? (2 points)

29. Define spina bifida. (2 points)

30. What is a neuroblastoma? ( 2 poi

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 07/11/2013 12:00 am
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