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1

What receptors are on fingers and palm of hand, plantar surface of foot and toes?

Meissner's corpuscles

2

What receptors are sensitive to touch and vibration?

Meissner's corpuscles

3

What receptors are on lips, distal parts of extremities?

Merkel's receptors

4

What receptors are sensitive to pressure stimuli, and low frequency vibration?

Merkel's receptors

5

What receptors are found on hands and feet, walls of mesenteries, vessel walls, periosteum, and joint capsules?

Pacinian corpuscles

6

What receptors are sensitive to rapid indentation of skin (high frequency vibration)?

Pacinian corpuscles

7

What receptors are widely distributed in dermis layer of skin?

Ruffini's corpuscles

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What receptors are sensitive to stretch?

Ruffini's corpuscles

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Where are proprioceptors located?

in joint capsules

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Where are cell bodies that mediate touch and conscious proprioception located; first order neurons of DCML?

dorsal root ganglia

11

What fibers are located in the fasciculus gracilis?

central axons of sensory neurons (from receptors that mediate tactile sensation and proprioceptors of joints) at and below T6

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What fibers are located in the fasciculus cuneatus?

central axons of sensory neurons (from receptors that mediate tactile sensation and proprioceptors of joints) above T6

13

Where do the fibers of the fasciculus gracilis and cuneatus synapse?

Upon 2nd order neurons in the dorsal column nuclei of the medulla (nucleus gracilis and nucleus cuneatus)

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Do the fibers in the fasciculus gracilis and cuneatus tracts stay on the same side or do they cross to the contralateral side?

ascend ipsilaterally in the spinal cord

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Where do the fibers of the nucleus gracilis and cuneatus decussate?

at the level of the medulla

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What do the fibers of the nucleus gracilis and cuneatus form after they decussate?

medial lemniscus

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Where do fibers from the medial lemniscus travel and project to?

Ascend through medulla, pons and midbrain, then project to 3rd order neurons in the VPL nucleus of thalamus.

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Where do the 3rd order neurons of the VPL project to?

primary somatosensory cortex = postcentral gyrus

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Where are lower motor neurons for the head from?

motor neurons of cranial nerves

20

Where are lower motor neurons for the body from?

in the ventral horn of the spinal cord

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Where do upper motor neurons arise?

cerebral cortex

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Upper motor neurons of the Corticospinal tract from the cerebral cortex project to lower motor neurons of what?

spinal cord (voluntary control for movement of body)

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Upper motor neurons of the Corticobulbar tract from the cerebral cortex project to lower motor neurons of?

brainstem (CN i.e. facial motor nucleus, trigeminal m. n.) and (voluntary control fro movement)

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What participates in control of movement by receiving inputs from cerebral cortex and feeding back signals to different regions of the frontal cortex involved in initiation of movement?

Basal ganglia

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How does the basal ganglia play a role in motor function?

modulates activity of upper motor neurons

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What receives inputs from and gives outputs to most parts of CNS that contribute to motor functions?

cerebellum

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How does the cerebellum play a role in motor function?

Serves as the principal integrator of motor function

28

What regions influence the pre central gyrus?

(1) motor activity regulation from several regions of CNS including cerebellum and basal ganglia via VL (2) somatosensory afferents from postcentral gyrus via VPL

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Where does the primary motor cortex (pre central gyrus) project to and via which pathways? (2)

(1) ventral horn of spinal cord at all levels via corticospinal tract
(2) lower motor neurons composing cranial motor nuclei of brainstem via corticobulbar tract

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What is the result of activation of the descending fibers of the primary motor cortex?

muscle contractions of individual muscles and controls the tone of these muscles