Peripheral Neuropathy

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1. More than __ types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified,

  a. 10

  b. 30

  c. 50

  d. 100


2. Peripheral neuropathy may be:

  a. inherited

  b. acquired

  c. inherited or acquired

  d. neither inherited nor acquired


3. ___ medical treatments exist that can cure inherited peripheral neuropathy.

  a. No

  b. Few

  c. Some

  d. Many


4. Some people with neuropathy may experience temporary ____

  a. numbness

  b. tingling

  c. burning pain

  d. any of the 3


5. In the most common forms of polyneuropathy, the nerve fibers most distant from the brain and the spinal cord malfunction ___.

  a. last

  b. seldom

  c. first

  d. never


6. Muscle weakness is_______ common symptom of motor nerve damage.

  a. the most

  b. the least

  c. never a

  d. none of the above


7. Larger sensory fibers enclosed in myelin (a fatty protein that coats and insulates many nerves) register ____.

  a. vibrations

  b. touch

  c. position sense

  d. all 3


8. Smaller sensory fibers without myelin sheaths transmit ______________sensations.

  a. pain

  b. temperature sensation

  c. both pain and temperature sensation

  d. neither a nor b


9. Physical injury (trauma) is ____ cause of injury to a nerve.

  a. a rare

  b. never a

  c. always

  d. the most common


10. If the nerve cell itself has not been killed, peripheral nerves have ________________ ability to regenerate.

  a. no

  b. the

  c. little

  d. great


11. Strict control of ___ levels has been shown to reduce neuropathic symptoms and help people with diabetic neuropathy avoid further nerve damage.

  a. heart rate

  b. blood pressure

  c. blood glucose

  d. breathing rate


12. ____ replacement therapies could be developed to prevent or reduce cumulative nerve damage.

  a. gene

  b. nerve

  c. muscle

  d. all the above