Major Types of Nervous System Diseases


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Neurons are also known as _____.

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1. _____ is an inflammatory nervous system disease that is caused by a virus or bacteria.

2. Why are many nervous system diseases difficult to diagnose at first?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can measure the depth of your knowledge concerning terms used to describe components of the nervous system and diseases that afflict this system. The questions in this quiz/worksheet mostly require that you fill in the blank by choosing a correct term or phrase in a multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By taking this quiz, you will assess your ability to:

  • Identify another term for neurons
  • Recognize the name for a specific inflammatory nervous system disease caused by a virus or bacteria
  • Explain why nervous system diseases are initially difficult to diagnose
  • Note what Alzheimer's disease impacts
  • Understand the function of the nervous system

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the function of the nervous system and names of specific nervous system diseases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the diagnosis of nervous system diseases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about neurons to answer a question about these nerve cells

Additional Learning

If you feel you need further review of this topic, you can refer to the lesson Major Types of Nervous System Diseases. The lesson:

  • Explains components and function of the nervous system
  • Provides an illustration identifying major nerves in the body
  • Names and defines various nervous system diseases
  • Lists possible causes of these diseases