292 Review Sheet 17 Dissection of the Sheep Brain 13. In your own words, describe the firmness an...
13. ANS: Firmness and texture of the sheep brain: Very soft; much like thickened oatmeal in consistency.
To preserve the dead tissues (anatomically), the tissue are soaked in the solution of formalin. Formalin hardens the tissue very much and prevents the decomposition of the tissue for years together. So, a brain tissue which is preserved in formalin solution definitely gets harden, and the normal tissue must be soft and smooth than the tissue stored in formalin. Particularly a live brain tissue is very soft and needs a very gentle handling because it can be easily torn.
More inferior straight up and down
More longitudinal to the back
Location of cranial nerve III.
Same area; thinner and lower
Same area; thicker and higher
Thicker; Straighter direction
Thinner; More slanted direction
Pressed up against the corpus callosum
Smaller; small space between thalamus and corpus callosum
Relative size of the superior and inferior colliculi
15. ANS: At the decussation of pyramids in the medulla oblongata, the major motor tracts cross over. This means that the right side of the brain controls the motor movements of the left side of the body, so when the right internal capsule is damaged, the left side of the body is affected.
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