The neurologic nurse is testing the function of a patients cerebellum and basal ganglia. What action will most accurately test these structures?

Answer Explanation: Cerebellar and basal ganglia influence on the motor system is reflected in balance control and coordination. Coordination in the hands and upper extremities is tested by having the patient perform rapid, alternating movements and point-to-point testing. The cerebellum and basal ganglia do not mediate cutaneous sensation or judgment.

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