CRCST: Medical Terminology Quiz! Trivia

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CRCST: Medical Terminology Quiz! Trivia - Quiz

How familiar are you with medical technology? We need medical terminology to help healthcare workers communicate in the same language, as it will be utilized daily in the medical field. These are also words that doctors and nurses know without even having to look them up. Also, there are standard abbreviations in patient’s medical records. This quiz will teach you adequate medical terminology that one must know if entering the field. Good luck with it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term "Hemi" is a
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Root

    • C. 

      Suffix

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 2. 
    The term "excise" means
    • A. 

      To repair

    • B. 

      To open

    • C. 

      To cut out

    • D. 

      Examine

  • 3. 
    Which of the following mean "beside or near"?
    • A. 

      Para

    • B. 

      Peri

    • C. 

      Parta

    • D. 

      Pana

  • 4. 
    Which of the following surgical abbreviations might be used relating to a fractured bone? 
    • A. 

      CARB

    • B. 

      BSO

    • C. 

      ORIF

    • D. 

      TAH

  • 5. 
    The term "intercosto" means?
    • A. 

      Within the colon

    • B. 

      Between the toes

    • C. 

      Within the bladder

    • D. 

      Between the ribs

  • 6. 
    The term "hypo" means?
    • A. 

      Quickly

    • B. 

      Above

    • C. 

      Below

    • D. 

      Measured

  • 7. 
    The majority of medical terms are ________ or ________ origin. 
    • A. 

      Greek or French

    • B. 

      Greek or Latin

    • C. 

      Latin or French

    • D. 

      Latin or English

  • 8. 
    Which of the following tells the primary meaning of a word? 
    • A. 

      Prefix word element

    • B. 

      Root word element

    • C. 

      Suffix word element

    • D. 

      Combining vowel

  • 9. 
    The purpose of a combining vowel is to:
    • A. 

      Tell the primary meaning of a word

    • B. 

      Suggest the meaning of the root word element

    • C. 

      Ease pronunciation

    • D. 

      Ease spelling

  • 10. 
    The last word element in a medical term is the:
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Suffix

    • C. 

      Root

    • D. 

      Analog

  • 11. 
    The root element "gastro" refers to the:
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Muscles

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 12. 
    The suffix "ectomy" refers to:
    • A. 

      Surgical removal

    • B. 

      Inflammation

    • C. 

      Surgical revision

    • D. 

      Visual examination of organs

  • 13. 
    "Hyperglycemia" refers to:
    • A. 

      A malignant tumor

    • B. 

      Tissue death of an artery

    • C. 

      High blood sugar

    • D. 

      Enlargement of the heart

  • 14. 
    The term "rhinoplasty" refers to:
    • A. 

      Surgery of a muscle wound

    • B. 

      Surgical repair of the nose

    • C. 

      Removal of a cyst

    • D. 

      Incision of the stomach

  • 15. 
    "Dermopathy" is a (an):
    • A. 

      Skin disease

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the liver

    • C. 

      Fluid -filled sack

    • D. 

      Inflammation of a joint

  • 16. 
    "Lithotripsy" refers to:
    • A. 

      Aspiration of fatty tissue

    • B. 

      Surgical removal of the ovary

    • C. 

      Crushing of a stone

    • D. 

      Visual examination of a joint

  • 17. 
    "Subcutaneous" refers to: 
    • A. 

      Low sugar content in the blood

    • B. 

      Displacement of the pelvic joint

    • C. 

      Beneath the skin

    • D. 

      Without infection; sterile

  • 18. 
    The term, "periosteal," refers to:
    • A. 

      Surgical removal of tissue near the thyroid

    • B. 

      Surgical removal of one-half of the stomach

    • C. 

      An instrument for cutting skin

    • D. 

      An instrument used to remove tissue around the bone

  • 19. 
    The term, "BKA," refers to a surgical procedure involving:
    • A. 

      Treatment of a fractured bone without a surgical incision

    • B. 

      Surgical removal of both the fallopian tubes and ovaries

    • C. 

      Surgical removal of the leg below the knee

    • D. 

      A type of hip joint reconstruction

  • 20. 
    The term, "CR," refers to a surgical procedure for:
    • A. 

      Treating a fractured bone without a surgical incision

    • B. 

      Creating a new blood supply to an area of the heart

    • C. 

      Surgical removal of the uterus

    • D. 

      Surgical removal of part of the prostate gland

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