Categorization of Neurological Disorders: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Disorders


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The part of the nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord is the:

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1. The nerves that allow your right arm to move are part of the:

2. An example of a neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo is designed to explain disorders of the central and the peripheral nervous systems. Practice problems will test your understanding of the two main categories of the nervous system, as well as your knowledge of nervous system disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your knowledge of:

  • The components of the nervous system
  • Central and peripheral nervous system functions
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • The term for inflammation of the meninges
  • The definition of astrocytoma

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding nervous system disorders and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as autoimmune, degenerative, and genetic
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about nervous system disorders, review the accompanying lesson on central and peripheral nervous system disorders. This lesson covers:

  • Distinguishing the central nervous system from the peripheral nervous system
  • Identifying central nervous system disorders
  • Identifying peripheral nervous system disorders