The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma


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What are involuntary and almost instantaneous movements of or within the body that try to return the body to a state of normalcy as a result of a stimulus?

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1. Autonomic dysreflexia typically affects people with a spinal cord injury at which location?

2. Autonomic dysreflexia may result in which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet measure your understanding of injuries to the spinal cord and their effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Involuntary and almost instantaneous movements of or within the body
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Temporary depression or loss of all or most of the reflexes

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the spinal cord lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of autonomic dysreflexia
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as spinal shock and autonomic dysreflexia

Additional Learning

To learn more about the spinal cord, review the lesson called, The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the importance of the spinal cord and the role it plays in the human body
  • Review what reflexes are and how they control the body
  • Explain the consequences of autonomic dysreflexia