Basic Medical Terminology-monmouth

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Medical Terminology Quizzes & Trivia

What every beginning nursing student should know


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The prefix, or word beginning, meaning "without" or "no":
  • 2. 
    The prefix, or word beginning, meaning "difficult" or "abnormal":
  • 3. 
    The suffix, or word ending, that means "inflammation":
  • 4. 
    The prefix, or word beginning, that means "under", "deficient", "less than", "low":
  • 5. 
    The abreviation "WNL" means:
    • A. 

      We never look

    • B. 

      Will not learn

    • C. 

      Within normal limits

  • 6. 
    The medical term signifying "whenever necessary" is:
    • A. 

      STAT

    • B. 

      PRN

    • C. 

      Ad Lib

  • 7. 
    Mrs. Brown is having surgery tomorrow morning. You know the Dr. will limit her intake by writing an order that she is to be ____________ after midnight.
  • 8. 
    Mr. Jones says when he has chest pain he has a little pill he puts "under his tongue".  The medical term for this is:_________________
  • 9. 
    Jill says she takes her blood pressure pill "at bedtime".  The abbreviation for this is:
    • A. 

      QPM

    • B. 

      Per noc

    • C. 

      HS

  • 10. 
    You walk in the hospital room to find Bill on the floor lying "on his back".  The correct medical term to use when documenting this is:
    • A. 

      Supine

    • B. 

      Prone

    • C. 

      Dorsal

  • 11. 
    You notice your mother becoming very "short of breath" when walking upstairs.  You call her Nurse Practitioner and want to use the very best medical term to describe mom's symptoms.  So you say your mom has:
    • A. 

      SOB

    • B. 

      Dyspnea

    • C. 

      Cyanosis

  • 12. 
    Your mom often appears "very sweaty".  You want to use the proper medical term for this so you say:
    • A. 

      DOE

    • B. 

      Diaphragmatic

    • C. 

      Diaphoretic

  • 13. 
    The prefix "erythr" means "blood"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The suffix "rrhagia" or "rrhagic" means "rapid flow"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    "Tachypnea" means "rapid eye movements"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False