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Peripheral Nervous System and Neurologic Exam - Question 2

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Sunday, August 15 2010 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, August 15 2010.

Which of the following is not a disease process within the peripheral nervous system?

 
        A) Neuropathy
 
        B) Myelopathy
 
        C) Myopathy
 
        D) Plexopathy
 
        E) Radiculopathy
 

 


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A) Neuropathy

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"Neuropathy" refers to a disease process within one or more peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are considered part of the peripheral nervous system.  (See References)

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B) Myelopathy

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"Myelopathy" refers to a disease process within the spinal cord. The spinal cord and brain are parts of the central nervous system, and are not considered part of the peripheral nervous system.  (See References)

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C) Myopathy

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"Myopathy" refers to a disease process of muscle. Muscle is considered part of the peripheral nervous system.  (See References)

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D) Plexopathy

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"Plexopathy" refers to a disease process within the brachial plexus or lumbosacral plexus. The plexi are considered part of the peripheral nervous system.  (See References)

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E) Radiculopathy

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"Radiculopathy" refers to a disease process within a nerve root. Nerve roots are considered part of the peripheral nervous system.  (See References)

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References:

1. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia. Chapter 2.(ISBN:075067492X)Advertising:
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Peripheral Nervous System and Neurologic Exam - Question 2
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Created: 08/15/2010
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