CMA : Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for CMA

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Anatomical Positions, Directions, And Divisions

In describing location in the body, the term superior means:

Possible Answers:

Above

Below

Toward the midline

Belly side

Back side

Correct answer:

Above

Explanation:

In describing location in the body, the term superior means above another part or toward the head.

Example Question #1 : Anatomy, Physiology, And Pathophysiology

In describing location in the body, the term inferior means:

Possible Answers:

Above

Away from the midline

Below

Back side

Toward the midline

Correct answer:

Below

Explanation:

In describing location in the body, the term inferior means below another part or toward the feet.

Example Question #1 : Anatomical Positions, Directions, And Divisions

The sympathetic nervous system is a part of the:

Possible Answers:

Parasympathetic Nervous System

Autonomic Nervous System

None of the given answers is correct

Somatic Nervous System

Central Nervous System

Correct answer:

Autonomic Nervous System

Explanation:

The sympathetic nervous system is a part of the autonomic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system comprises the other part of the autonomic nervous system.

Example Question #1 : Structure And Function Of Organs And Organ Systems

Activation of the sympathetic nervous system will cause which of the following to occur?

Possible Answers:

A rounding of the lens

Constriction of the pupil

Increase in intraocular pressure

Dilation of the pupil

A flattening of the lens

Correct answer:

Dilation of the pupil

Explanation:

Activation of the sympathetic nervous system will cause dilation of the pupil. Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system will cause constriction of the pupil.

Example Question #1 : Structure And Function Of Organs And Organ Systems

The intrinsic rate of the pacemaker cells in the AV node is:

Possible Answers:

varies (sometimes faster, sometimes slower than the rate in the SA node)

the AV node does not contain pacemaker cells

slower than the rate in the SA node

equal to the rate in the SA node

faster than the rate in the SA node

Correct answer:

slower than the rate in the SA node

Explanation:

The intrinsic rate of depolarization is slower among the pacemaker cells in the AV node compared to the rate in the SA node.

Example Question #1 : Disease Presentation And Pathophysiology

Which of the following can be described as an abnormal growth of spongy bone near the middle ear that can result in a stiffening of the stapes?

Possible Answers:

Meniere's

Otosclerosis

Otitis externa

Otitis media

Tinnitus

Correct answer:

Otosclerosis

Explanation:

Otosclerosis can be described as an abnormal growth of spongy bone near the middle ear that can result in a stiffening of the stapes.

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