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Histology Testbank: Nervous System 5

 

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.

1.
Which of the following is found in the cerebellum?
a. Schwann cells
b. Basket cells
c. Ganglion
d. Neuroglia
e. Satellite cells

2.
What are neurons in the retina?
a. Unipolar
b. Pseudounipolar
c. Bipolar
d. Multipolar
e. Both a and b

3.
What are the basophilic clusters of ribosomes and rough endoplasmic reticulum seen in neurons called?
a. Ganglion
b. Perikaryon
c. Astrocyte
d. Nissl
e. Terminal bouton

4.
All of the following are properties of neurons, except:
a. High metabolic rate
b. Longevity
c. Specialized for conduction
d. High mitotic rate
e. Limited ability for oxygen deprivation

5.
Which type of neuron is also called an internuncial neuron?
a. Sensory neurons
b. Motor neurons
c. Interneurons
d. Both a and b
e. All of the above

6.
What is white matter?
a. Meninges
b. Myelinated nerve fibers
c. Cell bodies
d. Nodes of Ranvier
e. Neurofilaments

7.
What is another term for the cell body of a neuron?
a. Tracts
b. Islets
c. Soma
d. Cortex
e. Nuclei

8.
What is the covering of a nerve fiber?
a. Neurium
b. Perineurium
c. Epineurium
d. Endoneurium
e. None of the above

9.
Which of the following is the CNS macrophage?
a. Astrocytes
b. Ependymal cells
c. Oligodendrocytes
d. Microglia
e. Schwann cells

10.
Which of the following is found in the peripheral nervous system?
a. Astrocytes
b. Ependymal cells
c. Oligodendrocytes
d. Microglia
e. Schwann cells

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