Medical Terminology

  1. The word gastroenterology contains:



    • B.
  2. Which category of suffixes describes evidence of illness?



    A.
  3. Which of the following best describes parenteral?



    D.
  4. A blood condition of below or deficient oxygen is:



    B.
  5. Which of the following means below the stomach?



    A.
  6. What term component means to remove?



    B.
  7. Which of the following means structure around the heart?



    D.
  8. The combining form meaning fat is:



    D.
  9. The study of the stomach and intestines is:



    B.
  10. A cardiospasm is:



    D.
  11. Hematology is the study of:



    C.
  12. In the term hypoxic, the root is:



    D.
  13. The excision or removal of bone is a/an:
    osteoectomy
  14. The plural of metastasis is:
    metastases
  15. What is the root for the term esophagitis?



    B.
  16. The suffix -ic, as used in the word enteric, has what meaning?



    A.
  17. The plural of diagnosis is:



    C.
  18. What is the correct plural spelling of the word vertebra?



    D.
  19. All of the following suffixes mean pertaining to except:



    C.
  20. Which prefix means after?



    C.
  21. Which prefix means through?



    B.
  22. Melan/o is a combining form that means:



    B.
  23. Agranolocytes are white blood cells:



    C.
  24. The lower lateral groin area of the abdomen is known as the ________ region.



    C.
  25. Which of the following is not a body system?



    D.
  26. A specialist in the study of cells is:



    B.
  27. What does abduction mean?



    D.
  28. Which body cavity contains the spine?



    A.
  29. What movement are you performing when you move your foot outward?



    D.
  30. During flexion the joint angle is:



    D.
  31. A directional term that refers to "towards the feet" is:



    B.
  32. Which plane divides the body into upper and lower halves?



    D.
  33. Medial means:



    B.
  34. The bending of the foot upward is:



    B.
  35. Lying face up and flat on the back is called the ________ position.



    D.
  36. The distal aspect of the femur refers to which part of the femur?



    B.
  37. A synonym for anterior is:



    A.
  38. Caudal is an adjective meaning related to the



    C.
  39. The coronal plane divides the body into:



    B.
  40. A combining form that means clot is:



    C.
  41. Which prefix means before?



    D.
  42. The combining form for white is:



    C.
  43. The plural form of atrium is _____.
    atria
  44. Spondyl/o is a combining form that means _______.
    vertebra
  45. The term for lying face down and flat is ______.
    prone
  46. A patient who is NAD:



    D.
  47. Which of the following is a sign?



    A.
  48. What does the abbreviation q.i.d. mean?
    four times a day
  49. The abbreviation WNL means which of the following?



    D.
  50. Creams, lotions and ointments are all examples of _____________ applications.



    c. subcutaneous
    A.
  51. In what part of the SOAP note would the statement, "Abdomen is soft; bowel sounds are present" appear?



    B.
  52. Rx is a symbol meaning:



    C.
  53. Essential hypertension may also be called __________ hypertension.



    C.
  54. The abbreviation q.o.d. should NEVER be used, but instead spelled out as ______ _______ ____.
    every other day
  55. In the phrase "BP 120/90; P 72; R 16," the R stands for:
    respiration
  56. The abbreviation c/o stands for ______ ___.
    complains of
  57. RRR on a patient's progress notes would signify _______ _____ ____ ________.
    regular rate and rhythm
  58. A kilogram is equal to ____ pounds.
    2.2
  59. Lordosis is a condition in which the spine is:



    B.
  60. Ather/o is a combining form meaning all of the following except:



    D.
  61. Hypoglycemia is a condition of:



    C.
  62. The prefix dys- means all of the following except:



    D.
  63. A slow heartbeat is:



    A.
  64. The combining form my/o means:



    B.
  65. Paralysis of the lower extremeties is called:



    A.
  66. What does the prefix auto- mean?



    B.
  67. A shrinking or wasting of muscle is called:



    D.
  68. Conditions that affect the whole body are:



    B.
  69. A "flare-up" of symptoms is a/an:



    D.
  70. Etiology is defined as:



    D.
  71. A mild or noncancerous condition is described as:



    A.
  72. Which of the following terms means the inability to breathe?



    B.
  73. Which type of diabetes is characterized by no insulin production?



    A.
  74. Chondr/o is a combining form meaning:



    D.
  75. A condition that advances as signs and symptoms increase in severity is called:



    B.
  76. A clot that has lodged in the lung is called:



    C.
  77. Hepatoma is a tumor of the:



    C.
  78. Which suffix means a condition of?



    A.
  79. Tachypnea means ______ __________.
    fast breathing
  80. Necrosis is a condition of tissue _____.
    death
  81. The term arthrodynia means _____ _____.
    joint pain
  82. The combining form acr/o means topmost or ________.
    extremity
  83. Myocardial infarction is the medical term for _____ ______.
    heart attack
  84. The general term for a condition of narrowing of a structure is:
    stenosis
  85. -spasm is a suffix meaning involuntary __________.
    contraction
  86. The term that describes enlarged extremities is _________.
    acromegaly
  87. The term ______ means humpback.
    kyphosis
  88. The sudden uncontrolled urge to sleep describes the condition known as _________.
    narcolepsy
  89. A deficient level of oxygen in the blood is called __________.
    hypoxemia
  90. A biopsy in which an entire lesion is removed is a/an ______ biopsy.



    B.
  91. Which of the following does a spirometer measure?



    A.
  92. Which of the following is not a type of white blood cell?



    A.
  93. Which of the following is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of urine?



    A.
  94. Another word for albumin is:



    C.
  95. The calculation of the number of thrombocytes in the blood is called a _______ count.



    A.
  96. A measurement of the percentage of packed red blood cells in a given volume of blood is a:
    hematocrit
  97. A bilirubin test is used to evaluate conditions related to the:



    B.
  98. The prefix _____ means out.



    C.
  99. _________ is an examination using hands to feel tissue and organs of the body.



    B.
  100. What is pathology the study of?



    C.
  101. Which blood chemistry panel determines the total level of cholesterol?



    A.
  102. Which of the following tests may be used to evaluate risk for coronary artery disease?



    D.
  103. The combining form angi/o means:



    A.
  104. The chemistry blood test for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes mellitus is _______.
    glucose
  105. The combining form lapar/o means _______.
    abdomen
  106. Which type of therapy is used in place of conventional medicine?



    A.
  107. Which of the following CAM therapies is considered a manipulative and body-based practice?



    D.
  108. A synonym for physical therapy is:



    C.
  109. Which procedure is used to examine, diagnose, and repair a joint from within?



    C.
  110. Which professional provides therapy in areas of self-care and everyday living?



    A.
  111. Which abbreviation means a procedure to repair an occluded artery?



    C.
  112. Which condition may be treated with an antihyperlipidemic?



    B.
  113. Which of the following is a potent analgesic with addictive properties?



    B.
  114. Which prefix means strange or foreign?



    D.
  115. Which of the following is a drug that dilates coronary arteries?



    C.
  116. Cardiac catheterization falls under which surgical category?



    D.
  117. A drug that causes a narrowing of the blood vessels to decrease blood flow is:



    C.
  118. Which of the following does not describe an NSAID?



    D.
  119. Which drug is used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF)?



    C.
  120. What does the prefix ec- mean?



    C.
  121. What do thrombolytic agents do?



    B.
  122. The suffix that describes the drawing out of gas or fluid from a body cavity using a needle is called:



    C.
  123. Which of the following terms means a binding together of vertebrae?



    B.
  124. The combination of reducing a patient's cholesterol by taking medications prescribed by a medical doctor ,adhering to an Ayurvedic diet, and receiving acupuncture therapy is an example of:



    D.
  125. What does the prefix a- mean?



    C.
  126. Which type of operative procedure involves "key hole" surgery within the abdominal and pelvic areas?



    D.
  127. A drug that acts to kill or inhibit microbial life is a/an ________.
    antibiotic
  128. ______ is an operative suffix meaning incision.
    -tomy
  129. A vasodilator increases ______ flow.
    blood
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Medical Terminology
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