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Labyrinthitis: Quiz


Question 1: In addition to balance control problems, a labyrinthitis patient may encounter ________ and tinnitus.
Sensorineural hearing lossHearing impairmentPresbycusisBalance disorder

Question 2: Labyrinthitis often follows an ________ (URI).
SinusitisInfluenzaAcute pharyngitisUpper respiratory tract infection

Question 3: This can also be brought on by pressure changes such as those experienced while flying or ________.
Scuba setRebreatherDiving hazards and precautionsScuba diving

Question 4: Because anxiety interferes with the balance compensation process, it is important to treat an ________ and/or depression as soon as possible to allow the brain to compensate for any vestibular damage.
Social anxiety disorderGeneralized anxiety disorderAnxiety disorderMajor depressive disorder

Question 5: According to this theory, panic can be triggered by stimuli that set off a false alarm via afferents to the ________, which then triggers the neuronal network.
Grey matterRaphe nucleiLocus coeruleusWhite matter

Question 6: The vestibular system is a set of sensory inputs consisting of three semicircular canals, sensing changes in rotational motion, and the ________, sensing changes in linear motion.
OtolithRound windowInner earBasilar membrane

Question 7: Labyrinthitis is usually caused by a virus, but it can also arise from bacterial infection, head injury, extreme stress, an ________ or as a reaction to a particular medication.
HypersensitivityAnaphylaxisAllergyGraft-versus-host disease

Question 8: Evidence suggests that ________ may be more effective in treating labyrinthitis.
MirtazapineSertralineTricyclic antidepressantSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Question 9: Chronic anxiety is a common side effect of labyrinthitis which can produce tremors, ________, panic attacks, derealization and depression.
PalpitationTachycardiaCardiogenic shockBradycardia

Question 10: [1] It derives its name from the labyrinths that house the ________ (which sense changes in head position).
Vestibular systemAuditory systemCochlear nerveVestibular nerve


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