Diffuse Axonal Injury: Definition, Signs & Symptoms

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The part of the neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body is:

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1. Subcortical brain tissue has a whitish color. This is because the axons are covered with:

2. Buildups of cell flow material that occur proximal, or down from, the actual site of the brain injury and that interfere with vital nerve impulse transmission are called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Access the worksheet and quiz to determine how much you know about diffuse axonal injuries (DAI). Signs of these injuries, diagnostic methods and brain tissue anatomy are all covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll see these topics on the interactive quiz:

  • Why subcortical brain tissue has a whitish color
  • Name for the part of the neuron that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body
  • A sign of DAI
  • The most accurate method for diagnosing DAI

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on DAI
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the name of buildups of cell flow material that happen down from the injury site
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why subcortical brain tissue has a white color and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Explore more material by working through the lesson, Diffuse Axonal Injury: Definition, Signs & Symptoms. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • How neurons work
  • The cause of DAI
  • Components of a typical neuron
  • What a coma is
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