Comlex Osteopathic Physician Exam Prep

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Comlex Osteopathic Physician Exam Prep

The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination(COMPLEX) is administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME). The COMPLEX was created as an assessment of the competency of osteopathic physicians that are in training. It was created to protect the public by setting the least competency standards for the prospective osteopathic physicians. Take this review quiz to test your knowledge of the topics and concepts in the field.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following type of dietary substance is bile responsible for the breakdown of?
    • A. 

      Protein

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Starch

    • D. 

      Carbohydrate

  • 2. 
    A patient’s kidney function can be evaluated by which of the following tests?  
    • A. 

      Creatinine

    • B. 

      Blood urea nitrogen

    • C. 

      Neither A nor B

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 3. 
    What are the changes the body makes to its center of mass in order to function in the environment refered to as?
    • A. 

      Postural adjustments

    • B. 

      Spinal adjustments

    • C. 

      Sensory-motor adjustments

    • D. 

      Chiropractic adjustments

  • 4. 
    Cell damage and death can be caused by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Immunological response

    • B. 

      Hypoxia

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    How often does paroxysmal atrial fibrillation occur for a patient that was just diagnosed of having it?
    • A. 

      He seems to have symptoms constantly and this is the reason that he came back to the doctor.

    • B. 

      He is currently in treatment for atrial fibrillation and it is under control.

    • C. 

      Occasionally, symptoms appear to come and go and not last more than an hour.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the subsequent vessels listed below are responsible for transportation of blood to the majority of the body?
    • A. 

      Aorta

    • B. 

      Capillaries

    • C. 

      Arterioles

    • D. 

      Pulmonary artery

  • 7. 
    What is known as excessive scar tissue formation? 
    • A. 

      Keloid

    • B. 

      Hypercoagulation

    • C. 

      Hyperscarring

    • D. 

      Acne

    • E. 

      Hyper pigmentation

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the correct definition of adolescence as referred to Piaget?
    • A. 

      The period of initial operations

    • B. 

      The period of formal operations

    • C. 

      The period of pre-existing operations

    • D. 

      The best part of life

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is/are the properties of senility?
    • A. 

      Disorientation

    • B. 

      Progressive memory loss

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 10. 
    What is the diagnosis a pediatrician will tell the mother of a boy who fell to the ground and scraped his knee?
    • A. 

      Skin tear

    • B. 

      Abrasion

    • C. 

      Contusion

    • D. 

      Hematoma