Neurological Tests of Major Importance


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Rico went swimming with a group of friends. He dove head first into a shallow part of a lake, hit his head, and became unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where a neurologist assessed his condition using the Glasgow Coma Score. Rico's eye-opening response was assigned a 2. What does this mean?

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1. Why is the brainstem sometimes referred to as the reptilian brain?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a brainstem reflex that can be tested after an injury?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set will gauge your knowledge of important neurological tests. The quiz covers several topics, including the test that elicits a blink response with the stimulation of the cornea.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What measures pupil constriction
  • Test eliciting a blink response
  • Score indicating a coma

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding involuntary flexion and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the test that causes the eye to turn toward the side of the head where cold water is being put into the ear
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pathophysiology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Neurological Tests of Major Importance. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand why neurological tests would be administered
  • Identify the main neurological tests
  • Know the characteristics of each type of test
  • Explain the difference between the corneal reflex and the pupillary light reflex
  • Describe what would be done for a person in a coma