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Ch 5: Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master nervous system trauma and injury. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of trauma and injury to the nervous system.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college pathology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding skin allergies, cancer, damage and disorders.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about trauma and injury to the nervous system.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the purpose of the nervous system?
  • How are neurons structured?
  • What are the major forms of dangerous head trauma?
  • How do epidural hematomas occur?
  • What happens if the spinal cord is injured?
  • How is epilepsy treated?

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Functions of the Nervous System

1. Functions of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!

The Structure and Function of Neurons

2. The Structure and Function of Neurons

In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.

Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment

3. Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment

This lesson will cover the basics of pain. We'll discuss the different types of pain, the basic mechanism of pain, what structures are involved, and how your own body or drugs try to stop it.

Dangerous Injuries to the Head

4. Dangerous Injuries to the Head

This lesson will underscore the different types of traumas that can occur to your head. We will go over blunt, penetrating, perforating, and craniofacial trauma, as well as some of their unique components.

Epidural Hematoma: What it is and Where it Occurs

5. Epidural Hematoma: What it is and Where it Occurs

We'll go over something known as an epidural hematoma. This lesson will explain what it is, what may predispose an individual to get one, and how it is best avoided. We'll also explore the signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and treatments involved in this event.

The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma

6. The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma

This lesson will go over the things that can traumatize your spinal cord, what spinal cord trauma may result in, and why that may occur. We'll also focus in on some of the specifics of spinal shock and autonomic dysreflexia.

Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System

7. Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System

This lesson will discuss a lot of different yet similar conditions that affect the brain's vasculature. Namely, we'll cover strokes, transient ischemic attacks, and aneurysms. We'll also discuss why they may occur, how they can be diagnosed, and how they may be treated.

What Is an Autopsy? - Definition, Procedure & Results

8. What Is an Autopsy? - Definition, Procedure & Results

In this lesson, we'll learn about the procedure known as an autopsy, including the definition of this term, the actual procedure, and what the results can mean to those left behind.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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