Trivia Quiz: Medical Terminology And Abbreviations! Test Your Knowledge

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This trivia quiz is designed to test your knowledge on Medical Terminology and Abbreviations! Do you feel confident enough about your knowledge of the common terms used in medical facilities by practitioners based on your studies and training so far? How about you take up this interesting quiz and get to refresh your memory? All the best as you tackle it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The medical element ''acro-" means

    • A.

      Stoma

    • B.

      Head

    • C.

      Arm

    • D.

      Extremity

    Correct Answer
    D. Extremity
    Explanation
    greek for highest or farthest point

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  • 2. 

    The medical element "algia" means

    • A.

      Cell

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Growth

    • D.

      Pain

    Correct Answer
    D. Pain
    Explanation
    The medical element "algia" is commonly used to refer to pain. It is derived from the Greek word "algos" which means pain. Therefore, when "algia" is added as a suffix to a medical term, it indicates that the condition or symptom involves pain.

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  • 3. 

    Anti means

    • A.

      Pro

    • B.

      Another

    • C.

      First

    • D.

      Against

    Correct Answer
    D. Against
    Explanation
    The word "anti" is a prefix that is commonly used to denote opposition or being against something. It is often used to describe a person or thing that is opposed to or against a particular idea, belief, or action. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "against".

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  • 4. 

    -al means

    • A.

      High

    • B.

      Low

    • C.

      Pertaining to

    • D.

      Inside

    Correct Answer
    C. Pertaining to
    Explanation
    The suffix "-al" is commonly used in English to form adjectives that describe a characteristic or quality. In this case, "-al" is used to form the adjective "pertaining to," which means related to or connected with something. Therefore, the correct answer is "pertaining to."

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  • 5. 

    Angio means 

    • A.

      Bacteria

    • B.

      Blood vessel

    • C.

      Pain

    • D.

      Nerve

    Correct Answer
    B. Blood vessel
    Explanation
    The term "angio" is derived from the Greek word "angeion" which means "vessel." In medical terminology, "angio" is commonly used to refer to blood vessels. Therefore, the correct answer is "blood vessel."

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  • 6. 

    Arthr means

    • A.

      Joint

    • B.

      Vein

    • C.

      Blood

    • D.

      Legs

    Correct Answer
    A. Joint
    Explanation
    Greek meaning a joint a limb

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  • 7. 

    Bio means

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Surface

    • C.

      Around

    • D.

      Chemical

    Correct Answer
    A. Life
    Explanation
    The term "bio" is derived from the Greek word "bios" which means "life". It is commonly used as a prefix in various scientific terms related to living organisms or biological processes. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "life".

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  • 8. 

    Bi means

    • A.

      Twice

    • B.

      Eye

    • C.

      Heat

    • D.

      Whole

    Correct Answer
    A. Twice
    Explanation
    also means double

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  • 9. 

    Blast means

    • A.

      Subcutaneous

    • B.

      Mark

    • C.

      Region

    • D.

      Germ

    Correct Answer
    D. Germ
    Explanation
    germ/bud

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  • 10. 

    Blephar means

    • A.

      Eye

    • B.

      Retina

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      Eye lid

    Correct Answer
    D. Eye lid
    Explanation
    The word "blephar" refers to the eyelid. It is derived from the Greek word "blepharon," which specifically means eyelid. The eyelid is the thin, movable skin that covers and protects the eye. It helps to keep the eye moist and shields it from foreign objects, dust, and excessive light. Therefore, "eye lid" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of the term "blephar."

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  • 11. 

    Brachy means

    • A.

      Short

    • B.

      Rapid

    • C.

      Cheek

    • D.

      Pain

    Correct Answer
    A. Short
    Explanation
    short little shallow

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  • 12. 

    Brady

    • A.

      Rapid

    • B.

      Loose

    • C.

      Sac

    • D.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    D. Slow
    Explanation
    The word "slow" is the correct answer because it is the opposite of "rapid" which means fast. The other words in the list do not have an opposite relationship with any of the given words.

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  • 13. 

    Cardi

    • A.

      Lung

    • B.

      Heart

    • C.

      Skin

    • D.

      Hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Heart
    Explanation
    The given options are "cardi", "lung", "heart", "skin", and "hair". Out of these options, "heart" is the correct answer because it is the only option that is directly related to the cardiovascular system. The term "cardi" is a prefix meaning heart, "lung" refers to the respiratory system, "skin" is related to the integumentary system, and "hair" is a part of the integumentary system as well. Therefore, "heart" is the most appropriate and relevant answer.

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  • 14. 

    Centesis means

    • A.

      Surgery

    • B.

      Aspiration

    • C.

      Acupuncture

    • D.

      Puncture

    Correct Answer
    D. Puncture
    Explanation
    Centesis refers to a medical procedure that involves the puncture of a body cavity or organ using a needle or trocar. This procedure is commonly performed to remove fluid or to obtain a sample for diagnostic purposes. The other options, surgery, aspiration, and acupuncture, do not specifically involve the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ.

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  • 15. 

    Cephal means

    • A.

      Fluid

    • B.

      Pulse

    • C.

      Rough

    • D.

      Head

    Correct Answer
    D. Head
    Explanation
    The term "cephal" is derived from the Greek word "kephalē," which means "head." Therefore, "cephal" refers to something related to or associated with the head.

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  • 16. 

    Chole means

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Rest

    • C.

      Pertaining to

    • D.

      Bile

    Correct Answer
    D. Bile
    Explanation
    Chole is a term that refers to bile, which is a digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile helps in the breakdown and absorption of fats in the small intestine. Therefore, the correct answer is "bile".

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  • 17. 

    Chole cyst means

    • A.

      Rectum

    • B.

      Uti

    • C.

      Gall stone

    • D.

      Gall bladder

    Correct Answer
    D. Gall bladder
    Explanation
    Chole cyst refers to the condition of the gall bladder. The term "chole" is derived from the Greek word for bile, which is produced in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. A cyst is an abnormal sac-like structure. Therefore, chole cyst specifically refers to the presence of abnormal sac-like structures in the gall bladder, commonly known as gallstones.

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