Physiology Quizzes

How does the human body really work? Physiology is the study of function in living systems, and goes all the way back to Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Our physiology quiz will test your knowledge of the human body.

How much blood does the heart pump every day? The answer might surprise you: it's over 6000 liters. And how many bones are there in the human body? Babies have 300, but some of them fuse together so that by the time they are adults, there are 206. The human body is a beautifully designed machine, and our quiz will help you understand how it works with a range of questions about the things which keep the body alive and functioning.

Sample Questions

  • Implantation occurs approximately how soon after fertilization?

  •  Which of the following is the stimulus for increased secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)?
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  • Homeostasis is the ability of the body to:
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  • The ventricular myocardium expends energy to fill during diastole.
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  • Which hormone is secreted by the placenta after 12th week gestation and is primarily responsible for maintenance of the pregnancy?

  • An excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP):
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  • A pregnant client asks when she should be able to hear the baby's heartbeat. The nurse's best response is

  • Which one of the following clinical signs is associated with underlying cardiac or pulmonary pathology?
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  • Which body fluid compartment contains high levels of K+, large anions and proteins??
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