Molecular Biology Quiz

Molecular biology is a challenging subject of study, and this quiz is challenging indeed. But put your brain to the test and see if you can answer these questions.

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1. The most sensitive test of Memory and Cognition is:
Y Maze
T Maze
Home Cage Rearing
Probe Trial
Morris Water Maze
Porsolts Swim Test
2. Ad Libitum denotes
any time
once per day
four times per day
On the floor
In Drinking Water
3. Neuropathological hallmarks of AD include all of the following except:
age related accumulation of ABeta peptides
neurofibrallatory tangles
activation of glial cells
generalized neuronal loss (all brain regions)
disruption of plasticity
cognitive deficit
4. The maxilliary artery gives rise to 2 of the following arteries:
perforating meningeal branches
middle meningeal artery
accessory meningeal artery
posterior meningeal branch
occipital artery
inferior cerebellar artery
5. An example of a family of agents that block enzymatic degradation of a neurotransmittor would be:
Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) inhibitors
GABA antagonists
Acetylcholine uptake inhibitors
Natural agonists like norepinephrine and acetycholine
GABA agonists
COX inhibitors
6. The primary function of an astrocyte is to:
participate in maintainance the BBB
conduct nerve impulse away from the soma
improve the rate of the action potential along the axon
carpet the surface of axons
fuse with presynaptic membranes and release transmittors
inactivate action potentials at the synaptic knob
7. True or False: Multipolar Neurons are relatively common within the CNS.
8. The paraventricular nucleus performs the following function:
Secretes oxytocin thus stimulating smooth muscle contractions in mammary glands
Regulates the body temperature
Controls feeding reflexes
Controls autonomic functions like thirst, hunger, sexual drive
Restricts water loss at the kidneys by secreting antidiuretic hormone
participates in regulation of autonomic centers in the medulla
9. The diencephalon has two noteworthy components, these are:
hippocampus and parahippocampal gyrus
amygdaloid body and caudate nucleus
pineal gland and choroid plexus
corpus callosum and caudate nucleus
sensory association area and visual association area
putamen and globus pallidus
10. The superior surface of the cerebrum is also known as:

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