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Medical Vocabulary Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    "Cardi" is an example of what word part?
    • A. 

      Word root

    • B. 

      Suffix

    • C. 

      Prefix

    • D. 

      Combining form

  • 2. 
    Which medical term is spelled correctly?
    • A. 

      Osteoitis

    • B. 

      Artarioscope

    • C. 

      Hepatology

    • D. 

      Cardiapathy

  • 3. 
    What word parts make up the medical term arthroscopy?
    • A. 

      Prefix, word root, suffix

    • B. 

      Word root, combining vowel, suffix

    • C. 

      Prefix, word root, combining vowel, suffix

    • D. 

      Prefix, combining vowel, word root

  • 4. 
    Which combining form means joint?
    • A. 

      Arter/o

    • B. 

      Arthr/o

    • C. 

      Ven/o

    • D. 

      Oste/o

  • 5. 
    What is a suffix that means measure?
    • A. 

      -scope

    • B. 

      -scopy

    • C. 

      -logy

    • D. 

      -meter

  • 6. 
    Wilm's tumor is an example of a(n)
    • A. 

      Acronym

    • B. 

      Synonym

    • C. 

      Eponym

    • D. 

      Combining form

  • 7. 
    Which medical term is an example of an acronym?
    • A. 

      Diabetes

    • B. 

      Appendicitis

    • C. 

      Huntington's chores

    • D. 

      AIDS

  • 8. 
    What is the definition of the medical term intrahepatic?
    • A. 

      Under the liver

    • B. 

      Study of the liver

    • C. 

      Beyond the liver

    • D. 

      Pertaining to within the liver

  • 9. 
    What prefix means above or excessive?
    • A. 

      Hyper-

    • B. 

      Ab-

    • C. 

      Post-

    • D. 

      Intra-

  • 10. 
    Study of the stomach is the definition of what medical term?
    • A. 

      Prevenous

    • B. 

      Gastrology

    • C. 

      Hepatitis

    • D. 

      Osteopathy

  • 11. 
    What is the medical term that means pertaining to the stomach and liver?
    • A. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • B. 

      Gastrohepatic

    • C. 

      Arteriovenous

    • D. 

      Cardiopathy

  • 12. 
    Which medical term has two word roots?
    • A. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • B. 

      Cardiopathy

    • C. 

      Intravenous

    • D. 

      Subhepatic

  • 13. 
    What is the definition of the medical term "osteitis"?
    • A. 

      The study of joints

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the bones

    • C. 

      Disease of the arteries

    • D. 

      Measure of liver function

  • 14. 
    What is the definition of the suffix "-scopy"?
    • A. 

      An instrument used for viewing

    • B. 

      Pertaining to instruments

    • C. 

      Use of an instrument for viewing

    • D. 

      Study of instruments

  • 15. 
    What is the meaning of the prefix "ab"?
    • A. 

      Away from

    • B. 

      Under

    • C. 

      To follow after

    • D. 

      Excess

  • 16. 
    A syllable placed at the beginning of a word is called a/an:
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Combining form

    • C. 

      Word root

    • D. 

      Suffix

  • 17. 
    The foundation of a word is the:
    • A. 

      Combining form

    • B. 

      Word root

    • C. 

      Combining vowel

    • D. 

      Prefix

  • 18. 
    The suffix -itis means:
    • A. 

      Pertaining to

    • B. 

      Inflammation

    • C. 

      Excess

    • D. 

      To cut into

  • 19. 
    The suffix -pathy means:
    • A. 

      Condition

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Tissue

    • D. 

      Disease

  • 20. 
    "Later/o" is a word root meaning:
    • A. 

      Comes after

    • B. 

      Sooner

    • C. 

      Side

    • D. 

      Middle

  • 21. 
    The prefix endo- means:
    • A. 

      Above

    • B. 

      Between

    • C. 

      After

    • D. 

      Within

  • 22. 
    The medical term arteriology means:
    • A. 

      Study of joints

    • B. 

      Study of arteries

    • C. 

      Pertaining to blood vessels

    • D. 

      Study of windpipes

  • 23. 
    The initial letter or letters of each successive part or major part of a compound term forms a/an:
    • A. 

      Synonym

    • B. 

      Pseudonym

    • C. 

      Eponym

    • D. 

      Acronym

  • 24. 
    The definition of the medical term arthropathy is:
    • A. 

      Disease of a joint

    • B. 

      Condition of a joint enlargement

    • C. 

      Visual examination of a joint

    • D. 

      Inflammation of a joint

  • 25. 
    The medical term meaning "pertaining to the stomach" is:
    • A. 

      Castric

    • B. 

      Gastrectomy

    • C. 

      Gastrohepatic

    • D. 

      Gastric

  • 26. 
    The pregnant client will soon deliver a baby head first. This presentation is known as:
    • A. 

      Caudal

    • B. 

      Cephalic

    • C. 

      Ventral

    • D. 

      Distal

  • 27. 
    In a dorsal recumbent position, the client is lying on his/her
    • A. 

      Back

    • B. 

      Front

    • C. 

      Left side

    • D. 

      Right side

  • 28. 
    If a physician has ordered a lateral chest x-ray, the chest x-ray will be taken from which view
    • A. 

      Top

    • B. 

      Front

    • C. 

      Side

    • D. 

      Back

  • 29. 
    The patient has an injury on his shin. The nurse should check the circulation distal to the point of the injury. The nurse should check circulation in the:
    • A. 

      Foot

    • B. 

      Knee

    • C. 

      Calf

    • D. 

      Thigh

  • 30. 
    The medical term for pertaining to below a reference point is:
    • A. 

      Posterior

    • B. 

      Distal

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Inferior

  • 31. 
    What is part of the viscera of the abdominal cavity?
    • A. 

      Bladder

    • B. 

      Brain

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      Heart

  • 32. 
    The patient presents with trauma to his arm. The health care provider should carefully assess what region?
    • A. 

      Inguinal

    • B. 

      Brachial

    • C. 

      Cervical

    • D. 

      Femoral

  • 33. 
    If a patient presents complaining of lower back pain, the health care provider would do a close assessment of what region?
    • A. 

      Lumbar

    • B. 

      Thoracic

    • C. 

      Brachial

    • D. 

      Gluteal

  • 34. 
    What abdominal region is just below the cartilage of the ribs?
    • A. 

      Hypochondriac

    • B. 

      Iliac

    • C. 

      Lumbar

    • D. 

      Hypogastric

  • 35. 
    A pathologist is a physician who studies what?
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Physiology

    • D. 

      Trauma

  • 36. 
    The health care provider conducts an interview and assessment to discover the cause of the client's disease, which is its:
    • A. 

      Etiology

    • B. 

      Diagnosis

    • C. 

      Symptom

    • D. 

      Sign

  • 37. 
    The patient compolains of headache and nausea. The health care provider should chart these:
    • A. 

      Symptoms

    • B. 

      Diagnoses

    • C. 

      Signs

    • D. 

      Traumas

  • 38. 
    A radiologic procedure that uses computer imaging to produce three-dimensional images of organs in the chest and abdomen is known as a(n):
    • A. 

      CAT scan

    • B. 

      MRI

    • C. 

      Endoscopy

    • D. 

      Ultrasound

  • 39. 
    Which medical term is spelled correctly?
    • A. 

      Sequelae

    • B. 

      Infrachrondal

    • C. 

      Caudial

    • D. 

      Anterioposterior

  • 40. 
    What is a suffix meaning pertaining to?
    • A. 

      Ad

    • B. 

      Al

    • C. 

      Logy

    • D. 

      Pathy

  • 41. 
    The word part for head is:
    • A. 

      Carp/o

    • B. 

      Cervic/o

    • C. 

      Crani/o

    • D. 

      Cephal/o

  • 42. 
    ______ is toward the back
    • A. 

      Posterior

    • B. 

      Superior

    • C. 

      Anterior

    • D. 

      Cephalad

  • 43. 
    ______ means pertaining to both sides
    • A. 

      Lateral

    • B. 

      Bilateral

    • C. 

      Quadrilateral

    • D. 

      Unilateral

  • 44. 
    A _______ is a hollow space containing body organs
    • A. 

      Tissue

    • B. 

      Organ

    • C. 

      System

    • D. 

      Cavity

  • 45. 
    A combination of similar cells that share a common goal is/are:
    • A. 

      Organelle

    • B. 

      Tissue

    • C. 

      Organ

    • D. 

      System

  • 46. 
    The prefix homeo- means
    • A. 

      Equal

    • B. 

      Different

    • C. 

      Similar

    • D. 

      Unequal

  • 47. 
    The ______ plane vertically divides the body into right and left halves
    • A. 

      Coronal

    • B. 

      Transverse

    • C. 

      Horizontal

    • D. 

      Midsaggital

  • 48. 
    The ______ cavity is the space in the skull containing the brain
    • A. 

      Cranial

    • B. 

      Abdominal

    • C. 

      Spinal

    • D. 

      Thoracic

  • 49. 
    In the anatomic position, the palms are:
    • A. 

      To the front

    • B. 

      To the side

    • C. 

      To the middle

    • D. 

      To the back

  • 50. 
    The _______ system consists of the skin and its appendages
    • A. 

      Lymphatic

    • B. 

      Integumenatary

    • C. 

      Skeletal

    • D. 

      Cutaneous