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1.  A premature ventricular contraction (PVC) where the QRS have the same configuration each time they appear is called _______.
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2.  A downward or negative wave of an electrocardiogram following the P wave is the ________.
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B.
C.
D.
3.  A drug used to control temperature is called an _______.
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B.
C.
D.
4.  On an ECG machine, the sensitivity switch controls the ________.
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B.
C.
D.
5.  Each prescription for a controlled substance requires the physicians signature and a(n) ________ registration number.
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B.
C.
D.
6.  Which of the following is a federal regulation that requires health care professionals to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients' health information?
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B.
C.
D.
7.  A drug that decreases mucus in the nasal passages is called a(n) __________.
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B.
C.
D.
8.  Which of the following areas should be swabbed when obtaining a specimen for a throat culture?
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B.
C.
D.
9.  Where is the Scapula part of the body?
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B.
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D.
10.  A physician must have the patient's permission in writing to reveal any confidential information except for which one of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
11.  A positive urine dipstick for albumin in the patient has ______ in his/her urine.
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B.
C.
D.
12.  Which of these would be the best choice to administer an intradermal injection?
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D.
13.  Determining whether a particular medical treatment (i.e surgery, tests) will be covered under a patient's insurance policy contract involves a process known as ________.
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C.
D.
14.  Hydrocortisone is a drug used to suppress_________.
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C.
D.
15.  Where is the Temporal part of the body?
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D.
16.  Which one of the following is a decision based upon bioethics?
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C.
D.
17.  When applying leads, apple V1 lead ________.
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B.
C.
D.
18.  The Internal Revenure Service issues a(n) ____________ to medical groups or solo practices for income tax purposes.
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B.
C.
D.
19.  A drug that causes urination is called a _______.
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B.
C.
D.
20.  The alternating contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles is called _________.
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B.
C.
D.
21.  The electrical force or vector produced by ventricular depolarization has two components; one is the magnitude or force, and the other is ____________.
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B.
C.
D.
22.  When handling a patient complaint, which one of the following would be most appropriate?
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B.
C.
D.
23.  Nitroglycerine is used for the treatment of which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
24.  When writing a buisness letter, the salutation of a letter should be followed by which punctuation mark?
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B.
C.
D.
25.  When you make a solution, be sure you label and _________.
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B.
C.
D.
26.  An office appointment calender or book must record not only the name of the patient and the start time of the appointment, but also indicate the __________.
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B.
C.
D.
27.  When the heart rhythm is abnormal it is referred to as ________.
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B.
C.
D.
28.  The physician has ordered 50 mg of Demerol be given to a patient. The concentration on hand is 100mg/ml. How many cc's of Demerol will be injected?
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B.
C.
D.
29.  A microorganism that rarely causes disease is called a ________.
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C.
D.
30.  What is the suggested procedure for canceling an appointment in the appointment book?
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C.
D.
31.  Which of the following stains classify bacteria into gram-positive and gram-negative?
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B.
C.
D.
32.  A drug that increases cough output is called a(n)__________.
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B.
C.
D.
33.  When you have finished using a reagent, you should ________.
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B.
C.
D.
34.  Which urine dipstick test detects acetone in the urine?
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B.
C.
D.
35.  A(n)_________ is created containing the name, address, and phone number of both the vendor and the medical practice. It will also  have a pre- assigned number to track the order, the quantity of items ordered, the price of the items, and the date purchased.
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B.
C.
D.
36.  A liquid preparation which mixes fine droplets of an oil in water, such as castor oil, is called a(n)________.
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B.
C.
D.
37.  Instructions to an insurance company about where and to whom to make payment are called _________.
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B.
C.
D.
38.  The amount an insured patient must pay toward claims each year before the insurance company will pay for medical treatment is known as the _________.
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B.
C.
D.
39.  A narrowing of the urethra caused by scar tissue is called _________.
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B.
C.
D.
40.  Under the Peer Review Improvement Act of 1982, Peer Review Organizations are responsible for the review for appropriateness and necessity of putting a patient into the hospital by a process known as _______ review.
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B.
C.
D.
41.  A twelve month period selected for financial purposes is called a(n) ______ year.
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C.
D.
42.  Periodically the medical assistant should check all equipment in the office to ensure that cords are not frayed, do not present hazards, and are in good working order. A(n) _________ will help the medical assistant track this routine inspection.
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B.
C.
D.
43.  How should a 24-hour urine specimen be stored during collection?
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D.
44.  Body language, body posture, space and distance are all examples of _______.
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C.
D.
45.  When a physician dictates an operative report and asks the medical assistant to type it up, the physician is asking the medical assistant to function as a ________.
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B.
C.
D.
46.  The abbreviation for nothing by mouth is ________.
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D.
47.  To ensure that the medical office has the supplies it needs, the medical assistant should establish a(n) _________.
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B.
C.
D.
48.  When preparing a blood smear from a skin puncture you should _____ the first drop.
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B.
C.
D.
49.  Oxygen can be administered to the patient by way of a _______.
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B.
C.
D.
50.  Schedule I drugs include __________.
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B.
C.
D.
51.  A chronic disease in which the pancreas fails to secrete enough insulin is called ________.
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B.
C.
D.
52.  The abbreviation for as needed is _________.
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C.
D.
53.  In the reception area of a medical practice, the computer screen must never be ___________.
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B.
C.
D.
54.  A business letter written in full block style will have all lines _______.
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B.
C.
D.
55.  The temperature taken at the armpit is the ___________.
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B.
C.
D.
56.  Which of the following statements is false about blood drawing?
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B.
C.
D.
57.  What is a break in a bone without penetration of the skin surface over the fracture site called?
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B.
C.
D.
58.  When there is no variation of R-R intervals in an ECG reading it is called ________.
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C.
D.
59.  A centrifuge works by _________.
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D.
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