EXERCISES, LESSON 5
INSTRUCTIONS. The following exercises are to be answered by writing the answer in
the space provided or by selecting the proper term. After you have completed all the
exercises, turn to Solutions to Exercises at the end of the lesson and check your
What is the meaning of the term pathophysiology? _______________________
Most brain injuries occur due to movement of the ____________ inside the skull.
List four possible bodily responses to brain injury.
As intracranial pressure rises to progressive level one, blood pressure
(rises/falls) and the pulse (increases/slows). The patient's pupils are
(small/large) but react to light. His respiratory pattern is (normal/abnormal).
In progressive level two as the intracranial pressure rises, blood pressure
(increases/decreases). The pulse rate (increases/decreases). The pupils
become fixed at ________ mm. The respiratory pattern is (fast/slow).