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Question 1: Temporary paralysis occurs during ________, and dysregulation of this system can lead to episodes of waking paralysis.
Rapid eye movement sleepHypnagogiaNarcolepsyDream

Question 2: If no signs of pain can be elicited, surgery should be performed within 24 hours of the incident, to remove the disc material and relieve pressure on the ________.
Human brainGrey matterNervous systemSpinal cord

Question 3: This toxin works by binding to ________ in nerve cells, preventing the cells' proper function.
Potassium channelIon channelSodium channelStretch-activated ion channel

Question 4: One famous example is the tetrodotoxin of fish species such as ________, the famously lethal pufferfish of Japanese fugu.
TakifuguMolluscaTetraodontidaeBacteria

Question 5: The ________ is especially prone to developing degenerative myelopathy.
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)German Shepherd DogBernese Mountain DogBorder Collie

Question 6: Another interesting use of paralysis in the natural world is the behavior of some species of ________.
InsectWaspApocritaAnt

Question 7: Major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, ________ (ALS), botulism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Alzheimer's diseaseHuntington's diseaseAmyotrophic lateral sclerosisMotor neurone disease

Question 8: spinal cord injuries) are constant in nature; however, there are forms of periodic paralysis, including ________, which are caused by other factors.
Advanced sleep phase syndromeNarcolepsySleep apneaSleep paralysis

Question 9: Many snakes also exhibit powerful neurotoxins that can cause non-permanent paralysis or ________.
BurialDeathImmortalityDeath and culture

Question 10: Paralysis is the complete loss of ________ function for one or more muscle groups.
MuscleHead and neck anatomyFasciaTorso
















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