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Take the Nervous System Quiz

The nervous system is responsible for our thoughts, our emotions, and our movements. The brain, nerves, and spinal cord are all members of this important process. How much do you know about the nervous system? Do you know what happens when the system malfunctions? Find out by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

1. The human nervous system is capable of a wide range of functions. What is the basic unit of the nervous system?
2. The neuron cell is made up of which of the following parts?
3. Neurons come in which different type(s)?
4. How do neurons communicate with one another?
5. What is a common neurotransmitter?
6. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that provides for communication between muscles and nerves. When there is a problem with the interaction between acetylcholine and the acetylcholine receptor sites on the muscles, which condition(s) can occur?
7. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter. Which disease or disorder results when the neurons in the brain that produce dopamine die?
8. Certain metabolic diseases can affect the nervous system. For example, people with diabetes can develop a nervous system problem called diabetic neuropathy. What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?
9. Cerebral palsy affects neurons in which part of the body?
10. Which of the following is a genetic disease that causes neurons in the brain to waste away and die?
At Winchester Medical Center our mission is to promote and deliver the highest level of quality trauma care in a cost effective manner through compassion, excellence, and continuous quality improvement. We believe we can enhance community health by providing education to minimize the incidence of preventable injuries. Each year more than 150,000 Americans die from a traumatic injury, nearly one third are from traumatic brain injury.

Each year Winchester Medical Center and the Winchester Police Department sponsor the Community Safety Fair to help you and your family learn more about staying safe while you do the things you enjoy. Everyday, in homes, on the highway, and at the hospital we see the victims of what are so often preventable tragedies. By blending learning and fun, community concern and camaraderie, we want to motivate you to be safety smart - for you and the sake of others. For more information please call 540-536-2434.

Our Trauma Team
Greg Stanford, MD, Trauma Surgeon & Medical Director
Lisa Wells,  RN, Trauma Director
Ray Warriner, RN, Trauma Nurse Clinician
Suzanne Whitacre, Trauma Registrar 

Trauma Surgeons
Loretta Boyd, MD
Erich Bruhn, MD 
James Dumont, MD
Thomas Gibson, MD 
Troy Glembot, MD 
Terral Goode, MD
Charles Hyre, MD
Jorge Posadas, MD  
Sharnell Lanette Sephes, MD
Paul Ulich, MD

To transfer a trauma patient to Winchester Medical Center, call the Transfer Center at 866-962-3627 and ask to speak to the trauma surgeon on call.