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  1. A cervical spinal cord transection to the C1 to C3 area will lead to
  2. the respiratory centers are relatively protected from
    direct injury
  3. useful tool in quantifying the degree of muscle weakness and identifying trends in the course of a neuromuscular disease.
    mip or nif
  4. An injury to C3 to C5 will most likely cause paralysis to the
  5. In normal neurologic function, nerve endings, when stimulated, releases
    acetylcholine into the neuromuscular junction.
  6. Myasthenia gravis is an example of a neuromuscular disease caused by a
    disruption of the chemical transmission of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction.
  7. The thymus gland is almost always abnormal in
    Myasthenia gravis.
  8. a treatment modality that may be used in treatment of both Myasthenia gravis AND Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  9. used as a diagnostic tool in Myasthenia gravis.
    Tensilon test
  10. example of a neuromuscular disease caused by acute, inflammatory polyneuritis of the peripheral motor neurons, which may involve the respiratory muscles.
    Guillain-Barré syndrome
  11. The components of normal neuromuscular function in breathing includes
    • Respiratory centers
    • Respiratory muscles
    • Chemoreceptors
    • Peripheral nerves
  12. Which of the following is categorized as muscles of inspiration?
    • Scalene muscles
    • Diaphragm
    • Sternocleidomastoid muscles
  13. Which of the following is categorized as muscles of expiration?
    Internal intercostal muscles
  14. Exacerbation of symptoms that result in respiratory impairment
    Myasthenic crisis
  15. common treatment modalities for Guillain-Barré
    • Supportive care
    • Immunoglobulin infusion
    • Plasmapheresis
  16. commonly used as diagnostic tools for Myasthenia gravis
    • Electromyography
    • Tensilon test
    • CT and/or MRI scans
  17. examples of cholinesterase inhibitors?
    • Neostigmine
    • Mestinon
    • Edrophonium chloride
  18. Clinical signs of Myasthenia gravis
    • Diplopia
    • Weakness progressing in a descending pattern
    • Impaired speech
  19. Pulmonary function testing in Myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome frequently demonstrate
    Decrease in volumes and expiratory flows
  20. Neuromuscular disease can cause
    • Atelectasis
    • Alveolar consolidation
    • Mucus accumulation
  21. Arterial blood gases in Guillain-Barré syndrome most frequently demonstrate
    Respiratory acidosis
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