CMA Medical Terminology

  1. The general meaning of "corpus" is





    (E) body
  2. Which of the following is the term for an abnormally low white blood cell count?





    (A) Leukopenia
  3. An area of dead myocardial tissue is called





    (B) an infarct
  4. The term "lithiasis" means




    (E) stretching of tissue
    (A) abnormal condition of stones
  5. Menarche refers to which of the following?

    (A) Beginning of menstruation (B) Development of female characteristics
    (C) End of childhood
    (D) End of pregnancy
    (E) Primary infertility
    (A) Beginning of menstruation
  6. Adipose tissue is made of which of the following?





    (D) Fat cells
  7. Which of the following terms refers to the ability to breathe comfortably only when in an upright position?





    (D) Orthopnea
  8. Which of the following is the term for abnormally large breasts in men?





    (E) Gynecomastia
  9. Which of the following terms means drainage from the nose?





    (D) Rhinorrhea
  10. The combining form "cephal/o" refers to the





    (D) head
  11. The prefix pertaining to fingernail is





    (D) onych-
  12. Inflammation of a sweat gland is known as





    (B) hidradenitis
  13. The prefix meaning outside or outer is





    (C) exo-
  14. The prefix "brady-" means





    (B) slow
  15. The patient's complaint of painful menstrual periods will be documented in the medical record as





    (C) dysmenorrhea
  16. Which of the following suffixes refers to eating?





    (D) "phagia"
  17. Which of the following terms refers to pain?





    (E) Arthralgia
  18. Which of the following is the definition for aphagia?





    (A) Inability to swallow
  19. Which of the following suffixes means "incision into"?





    (A) -tomy
  20. Which of the following is the CORRECT spelling for the plural of bronchus?





    (D) Bronchi
  21. Which of the following is the plural form of the medical term that means chest?





    (A) Thoraces
  22. The notation "subq" indicates an area between





    (B) dermis and muscle
  23. OS is a standard abbreviation for





    (A) left eye
  24. Instructions to take a medication "pc" means





    (C) after meals
  25. "K" is the symbol for





    (C) potassium
  26. Which of the following is the chemical symbol for iron?





    (D) Fe
  27. Which of the following is the term for reconstruction of the eardrum?





    (C) Tympanoplasty
  28. Colporrhaphy is the repair of the





    (C) vagina
  29. Which of the following terms describes surgical fixation of the uterus in a suspended position?





    (A) Hysteropexy
  30. A pyloromyotomy is performed in which of the following body systems?





    (B) Gastrointestinal
  31. Which of the following is a surgical procedure in which a pendulous breast is lifted and fixed to the chest wall?





    (A) Mastopexy
  32. Which of the following is an incision made to enlarge the opening of the external urethra?





    (E) Meatotomy
  33. Korotkoff sounds are evaluated when

    (A) counting the apical heartbeat (B) determining the blood pressure
    (C) performing ultrasonography (D) counting the respirations
    (E) evaluating the pulse
    (B) determining the blood pressure
  34. Which of the following is a nonsterile procedure?





    (A) Proctosigmoidoscopy
  35. Which of the following is a procedure in which synovial fluid is removed for analysis?





    (E) Arthrocentesis
  36. Which of the following procedures is indicated when an abnormal growth is identified on barium enema x-ray study?





    (B) Colonoscopy
  37. A patient scheduled for echoencephalography will undergo a study of which of the following?





    (E) Brain
  38. Which of the following physicians specializes in treating patients with diseases of the liver?





    (B) Hepatologist
  39. Which of the following branches of medicine specializes in the study of the musculoskeletal system?





    (A) Orthopedics
  40. A patient with encephalitis is most likely to be treated by which of the following specialists?





    (D) Neurologist
  41. A cystoscope is an instrument used most commonly by a specialist in





    (A) urology
  42. A patient who has hypergonadism, prolactinoma, and hirsutism will most likely be referred to which of the following specialists?





    (A) Endocrinologist
  43. Polydipsia, polyuria, good appetite with weight loss, and blurred vision are signs and symptoms of





    (D) diabetes mellitus
  44. Dysphonia is a common symptom of which of the following conditions?





    (C) Laryngitis
  45. Which of the following is a malignant tumor of the eye that is known to be hereditary?





    (C) Retinoblastoma
  46. Which of the following are round bacteria that grow in pairs?





    (D) Diplococci
  47. Which of the following words is MISSPELLED?





    (E) Basaphil
  48. Which of the following medical terms is spelled CORRECTLY?





    (E) Hemorrhoid
  49. Which of the following spellings is CORRECT?





    (D) Abscess
  50. Which of the following is the CORRECT spelling for the focusing ability of the eye?





    (D) Accommodation
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