MN 551 / MN 551 Advanced Patho Unit 9 Quiz. Latest Update.A patient in the intensive care unit who has a brain tumor has experienced a sharp decline. The c... [Show More] are team suspects that water and protein have crossed the blood–brain barrier and been transferred from the vascular space into the patient's interstitial space. Which of the following diagnoses best captures this pathophysiology?
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A clinician is conducting an assessment of a male patient suspected of having a disorder of motor function. Which of the following assessment findings would suggest a possible upper motor neuron (UMN) lesion?
The patient displays weakness in the distal portions of his limbs.
The patient's muscles appear atrophied.
The patient displays increased muscle tone.
The patient has decreased deep tendon reflexes.
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Which of the following factors is most responsible for the fact that prefrontal lobotomy is no longer a common treatment for mental illness?
Loss of communication to and from the prefrontal cortex changes, but ultimately exacerbates, symptoms of mental illness.
Severing connections between the brain and its prefrontal areas inhibits problem solving and results in a loss of ambition.
Lobotomy inhibits the individual's ability to add perception and meaning to sensory information.
Individuals treated by lobotomy have difficulty interpreting somatic, visual, and auditory information.
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A nurse practitioner and social worker are facilitating a family meeting for the children and wife of a 79-year-old man who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease. What goal of treatment will the clinicians most likely prioritize in their interactions with the family?
Cognitive and behavioral therapy to counteract the agitation, depression, and suspiciousness associated with Alzheimer disease.
The use of medications such as donepezil and rivastigmine to slow the progression of the disease
Surgical treatment of the ischemic changes that underlie the manifestations of the man's disease
Modest reversal of brain plaque formation and improved symptomatology through cholinesterase inhibitors
Question 5 1 / 1 point
Which of the following phenomena constitutes a component of axonal transport? [Show Less]