Chapter 2, Medical Terminolgy

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Medical Terminology Quizzes & Trivia

Most children dream of becoming a doctor when they grow up and if you have the chance to be just that then you are a mentor to many. Are you a medical student and have been having a hard time with all the new terminologies coming at you? Take up the quiz below and get some practice and perfect your skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    -algia

    Explanation
    The term "-algia" is a suffix commonly used in medical terminology to indicate pain. It is derived from the Greek word "algos" which means pain. Therefore, the correct answer is "pain" as it accurately represents the meaning of "-algia" as a suffix denoting pain.

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  • 2. 

    Crani-

    Explanation
    The term "crani-" is a prefix that refers to the skull. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "skull" because it directly corresponds to the meaning of the prefix "crani-".

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  • 3. 

    End-

  • 4. 

    Hemi-

    Explanation
    The prefix "hemi-" means half. It is derived from the Greek word "hēmi-" which also means half. Therefore, the correct answer is "half".

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  • 5. 

    -oid

    Explanation
    The suffix "-oid" means "resembling" or "having the appearance of". In this case, the word "like" is the correct answer because it is a synonym for "resembling" or "similar to". The suffix "-oid" is commonly used to describe things that resemble or have characteristics similar to the root word.

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  • 6. 

    Hyper

    Explanation
    The term "hyper" is commonly used as a prefix to indicate an excessive or above normal level of something. In this context, "hyper" suggests that the given answer "above normal" is the correct explanation for the term. It implies that the term "hyper" denotes a state or condition that surpasses the usual or expected level, indicating that something is higher or more intense than normal.

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  • 7. 

    Cyst-

    Explanation
    The term "cyst-" refers to a prefix used in medical terminology to indicate the presence of a fluid-filled sac. Therefore, the correct answer "Fluid filled sack" accurately describes the meaning of the term "cyst-".

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  • 8. 

    Chole-

  • 9. 

    Hypo-

  • 10. 

    -scope

    Explanation
    The word "observe" is the correct answer because it is related to the word "scope". "Scope" refers to the extent or range of something, while "observe" means to watch or carefully examine something. In this context, "observe" can be understood as closely examining or watching something within a specific scope or range.

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  • 11. 

    Hyster-

    Explanation
    The term "hyster-" is derived from the Greek word "hystera," which means uterus. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is uterus.

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  • 12. 

    -ostomy

    Explanation
    The term "-ostomy" refers to a surgical procedure where a hole is created in the body. This can be done for various reasons, such as creating an opening for waste to exit the body (colostomy, ileostomy), creating an opening for urine to be diverted (urostomy), or creating an opening for the delivery of nutrients (gastrostomy, jejunostomy). In all these cases, the common factor is that a surgical incision is made to create an opening or stoma, allowing for the appropriate bodily function.

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  • 13. 

    Para-

  • 14. 

    -lysis

    Explanation
    The suffix "-lysis" is derived from the Greek word "lysis" which means to break down or dissolve. Therefore, when this suffix is added to a word, it indicates a process of destroying or loosening something. For example, hemolysis refers to the destruction of red blood cells, while hydrolysis refers to the process of breaking down a compound by reacting it with water. Hence, the correct answer is "destroy, loosen".

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  • 15. 

    Cervic-

  • 16. 

    Chondr-

    Explanation
    The term "Chondr-" refers to cartilage. Cartilage is a type of connective tissue that is found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, ears, and nose. It provides support and cushioning to the bones, allowing for smooth movement and flexibility. The prefix "Chondr-" is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate anything related to cartilage, such as chondrocytes (cartilage cells) or chondritis (inflammation of cartilage). Therefore, the correct answer is "Cartilage."

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  • 17. 

    Cyan-

  • 18. 

    Hem(at)-

    Explanation
    The given word part "hem(at)-" is a prefix that means "blood." This prefix is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate a connection to blood or blood-related conditions. Therefore, the correct answer is "blood," as it accurately represents the meaning of the word part "hem(at)-."

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  • 19. 

    Ost-

  • 20. 

    Psycho-

  • 21. 

    Lip-

  • 22. 

    My-

  • 23. 

    Lith-

    Explanation
    The prefix "lith-" means "stone" in this context. Therefore, the correct answer is "stone."

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  • 24. 

    Ophthalm-, opt-

    Explanation
    The root words "ophthalm-" and "opt-" both refer to the eye. The question is asking for the meaning of these root words, and the correct answer is "eye".

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  • 25. 

    Proct-

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