Understanding Pathophysiology Study Set 3

Medicine

Quiz 14 :
Pain, Temperature, Sleep, and Sensory Function

Quiz 14 :
Pain, Temperature, Sleep, and Sensory Function

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A patient asks the nurse where nociceptors can be found. How should the nurse respond?
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A nurse is discussing an individual's conditioned or learned approach or avoidance behaviour in response to pain. Which system is the nurse describing?
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When a neurologist explains how pricking a finger with a needle provides minimal pain, while cutting the finger with a knife provides more severe pain, what theory is being described?
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A patient scrapes both knees while playing soccer and reports sharp and well-localized pain. Which of the following should the nurse document to most accurately characterize the pain?
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A nurse should document on the chart that persistent pain is occurring when the patient reports the pain has lasted longer than:
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Several years after an amputation the patient continues to sporadically feel pain in the absent hand. What type of pain should the nurse document in the chart?
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When planning care for a child in pain, which principle should the nurse remember? The pain threshold in children is _____ that of adults.
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Where does the regulation of body temperature primarily occur?
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When the nurse is discussing the patient's cyclical temperature fluctuation occurring on a daily basis, what term should the nurse use?
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A nurse wants to teach about one of the primary organs responsible for heat production. Which organ should the nurse include?
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How does heat loss by convection occur in the body?
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For evaporation to function effectively as a means of dissipating excess body heat, which one of the following conditions must be present?
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A patient received a prescription for a weight loss pill. One effect of the pills is to increase the release of epinephrine. Which of the following would be expected to also occur?
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When a patient has a fever, which of the following thermoregulatory mechanisms is activated?
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Which of the following is an exogenous pyrogen?
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Hikers are attempting to cross the Arizona desert with a small supply of water. The temperatures cause them to sweat profusely, and become weak and confused. What are the hikers experiencing?
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What might be a result of prolonged exposure to a cold environment?
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Which of the following is a complication from heat stroke?
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Which condition would be treated with therapeutic hypothermia?
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A patient is undergoing a sleep laboratory test. When the sleep laboratory worker notices EEG patterns with brain activity similar to the normal awake pattern, which phase of sleep is occurring?
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