Neuro Practice: somatosensory and cerebellum

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    Anterolateral tracts are composed of:
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    Possible damage to the anterolateral tracts is used by testing:
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    The anterolateral tracts are composed of axons of

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    The VPL nucleus of the dorsal thalamus is reciprocally connected to the primary somatosensory cortex in the postcentral gyrus, Brodmann areas
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    The source neurons of the anterolateral tracts send their axons across the midline to form tracts in the white matter that surrounds the
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    The fastigial nucleus of cerebellum

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    The cranial nerve nuclei receive input from descending cortical projections
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    The cerebral cortex has descending projections into the sensory cranial nerve nuclei, the brainstem reticular formation, and the ventral posterior nuclei of the thalamus that modulate and modify the information that is flowing towards the cerebral cortex.
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    A patient presents with an inability to identify objects by palpation alone. Which of the following is being assessed?
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    Match the tract to the cerebellar peduncle: olivo-cerebellar tract

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    Match the tract ti the cerebellar peduncle: pontocerebellar tract
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    The dorsal spinocerebellar tract runs through:
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    The vestibulocerebellar tract runs through:
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    The dentatothalamic tract runs through:
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    The ventral spinocerebellar tract runs through:
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    Parallel fibres are

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    Most afferent sources to the cerebellum end as
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    Purkinje cell dendrites run
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    What time of cells are the only output cells of the cerebellum?
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    A patient presents with difficulty looking at eccentrically placed visual targets because of saccades of the wrong size that keep jumping back and forth over the target and a tendency for the eyes to drift towards neutral gaze, requiring frequent saccades to reacquire the target. Which of the following cerebellar regions is most apt to be damaged to cause this disability?

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    clinical depression, inappropriate emotional displays (e.g. unwarranted giggling) in addition to movement disorders could be due to damage to the:
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    The corticospinal tracts form a small fraction of the cerebral peduncles

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