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Flashcards in brain Deck (14):
1

where is the cerebral cortex

the main part of the brain

2

where is the cerebellum

the base part under the cerebral cortex

3

where is the medulla oblongata

the tube part connecting the brain to the body

4

what is the cerebral cortex used for

senses, language, memory, behaviour, personality, inner thoughts and feelings

5

what is the cerebral cortex divided into

two cerebral hemispheres, the right part works for the right side of the body and vice versa

6

which part of the brain is mainly used for balance and posture

cerebellum

7

what does the medulla oblongata control

heart rate and breathing rate

8

which part of the brain connects to the spinal cord

medulla oblongata

9

what is a Ct scan when its at home

where an x ray beam moves over the head

10

how can you identify a tumour

where there is a white area due to tumours absorbing more x rays

11

what is a PET scan

where radioactive glucose is injected into the brain to highlight active cells

12

how does a PET scan identify active cells

the more active cells absorb more radioactive glucose the less active absorb less

13

what cause paralysis or loss of feeling in arms or legs

spinal cord nerve damage

14

how do you kill brain tumours

chemo or radio therapy