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Study Guide Answers

1.     The brain contains a series of grooves called "_______________________________."
     fissures
2.     ________________ are made up of nerve cells that take in information, and which then send that information to other areas of the brain or out to a muscle. This results in a behavior.
     Gyri
3.     Name the two most common types of alcohol.
     ethanol, methanol
4.     Which type of alcohol is the one that is used in beverages and is commonly abused?
     ethanol
5.     Alcohol is categorized as a _____________________ hypnotic.
     sedative
6.     In the case of a "_____________________________," the memory of an event may be there, but retrieving it is difficult.
     gray-out
7.     Having a "_____________________" is a more serious situation, because memories of an event were never laid down in the brain. This means that you will never know what happened during that period of time.
     black-out
8.     Marijuana is a(n) ______________-_____________________, and prevents the body from ridding itself of the toxins that are ingested when a person is drinking alcohol.
     anti-emetic
9.     It is a good idea to let a person just pass out and "sleep off" his or her drunken state. True or false?
     false
10.     Quitting alcohol "cold-turkey" often leads to ______________________.
     seizures
11.     Alcohol acts as a _________________________, and dries out the tissues in your brain.
     dessicant
12.     Although Korsakoff's Syndrome is an awful disease, it is treatable and curable. True or false?
     false
13.     The effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are (a.) reversible or (b.) irreversible.
     b.) irreversible
14.     If you smoke or dip while drinking alcohol, you ______________________ your chances of contracting cancer of the lips, mouth, and throat.
     increase
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