Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.
Which of the following forms myelin in the peripheral nervous system?
a. Schwann cells
b. Basket cells
e. Satellite cells
Which of the following is an element of the central nervous system?
b. Brachial plexus
c. Sciatic nerve
e. Spinal cord
What are motor neurons?
e. Both a and b
What is a collection of cell bodies outside the CNS called?
e. Terminal bouton
What is tissue which surrounds a nerve fascicle?
The colloquialism "gray matter" refers to somebody using his intellect or reasoning ability. In reality, what is gray matter?
b. Myelinated nerve fibers
c. Cell bodies
d. Nodes of Ranvier
Where is the cerebrospinal fluid?
a. Between the dura mater and bone
b. Subdural space
c. Subarachnoid space
d. Between the pia mater and brain
e. None of the above
Which of the following are considered to be part of the meninges?
a. Dura mater
c. Pia mater
d. Both a and c
e. All of the above
What is the outer gray matter of the brain called?
Which of the following is the most abundant neuroglia cell?
b. Ependymal cells
e. Schwann cells
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