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Peripheral Nervous System and Neurologic Exam - Question 3

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Sunday, August 15 2010 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, August 15 2010.

What is a myopathy?

 
        A) A disease process of muscle
 
        B) A disease process of the neuromuscular junctions.
 
        C) A disease process within the brachial plexus or lumbosacral plexus.
 
        D) A disease process within a nerve root.
 
        E) A disease process within the spinal cord
 

 


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A) A disease process of muscle

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The term "Myopathy" refers to a disease process of muscle.  (See References)

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B) A disease process of the neuromuscular junctions.

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The term "Neuromuscular Junction Disorder" refers to a disease process of the neuromuscular junctions.  (See References)

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C) A disease process within the brachial plexus or lumbosacral plexus.

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The term "Plexopathy" refers to a disease process within the brachial plexus or lumbosacral plexus.  (See References)

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D) A disease process within a nerve root.

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The term "Radiculopathy" refers to a disease process within a nerve root.  (See References)

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E) A disease process within the spinal cord

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The term "Myelopathy" refers to a disease process within the spinal cord.  (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 3
Question ID: 10081503
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 08/15/2010
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