Layman Medical Term Test

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Layman Medical Term Test - Quiz

Layman Medical English Test
This is a multiple choice test that assesses your level of knowledge on layman medical terms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1. You shouldn't drive because this medicine might make you feel ____________.

    • A.

      Life-threatening

    • B.

      Light headed

    • C.

      Malignant

    • D.

      Swollen

    Correct Answer
    B. Light headed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "light headed" because feeling light headed is a common side effect of certain medicines that can affect your ability to drive safely. This feeling can make you dizzy, lightheaded, or faint, which can impair your judgment and reaction time while driving. It is important to avoid driving if you experience this side effect to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

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  • 2. 

    2.   Discontinue using this cream immediately if it makes you feel _____________.

    • A.

      Itchy

    • B.

      Allergy

    • C.

      Sprain

    • D.

      Bandage

    Correct Answer
    A. Itchy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "itchy" because if a cream makes you feel itchy, it could be a sign of an allergic reaction or irritation. Itching is a common symptom of allergies and can indicate that the cream is not suitable for your skin. It is important to discontinue use to avoid further discomfort or potential harm.

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  • 3. 

    3.  You couldn't have inherited the disease because it is not ____________.

    • A.

      Feverish

    • B.

      Allergic

    • C.

      Genetic

    • D.

      Generic

    Correct Answer
    C. Genetic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "genetic." This means that the disease is not hereditary or passed down through genes.

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  • 4. 

    4.      Your grandfather will be able to walk better after his _________surgery.

    • A.

      Chin

    • B.

      Waist

    • C.

      Hip

    • D.

      Arm

    Correct Answer
    C. Hip
    Explanation
    The question states that the grandfather will be able to walk better after his surgery. The hip is a major joint in the body that is responsible for supporting the weight of the upper body and facilitating movement of the legs. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that a surgery on the hip would improve the grandfather's ability to walk. The other options, such as chin, waist, and arm, are not directly related to walking and would not have the same impact on mobility.

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  • 5. 

    6.     " I have a terrible rash on my arms and legs. I think I'm allergic to dairy food, but it also might be grass." Which specialist does each patient need?

    • A.

      Chiropractor

    • B.

      Ophthalmologist

    • C.

      Allergist

    • D.

      Psychiatrist

    Correct Answer
    C. Allergist
    Explanation
    The patient in the given statement is experiencing a rash on their arms and legs and suspects it may be due to an allergy to dairy food or grass. An allergist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats allergies, including food and environmental allergies. Therefore, the patient in this case would need to see an allergist to determine the cause of their rash and receive appropriate treatment.

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  • 6. 

    7.      My husband and I just took a home pregnancy test, and it came out positive. We want to know when we are due and we want to make sure the fetus is healthy.

    • A.

      Podiatrist

    • B.

      Pediatrician

    • C.

      Obstetrician

    • D.

      Pharmacist

    Correct Answer
    C. Obstetrician
    Explanation
    An obstetrician is a medical professional who specializes in pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. In this scenario, the couple has taken a home pregnancy test and received a positive result. They are seeking information about their due date and the health of the fetus. This indicates that they are in need of prenatal care and guidance, which is provided by an obstetrician. The obstetrician will monitor the pregnancy, perform necessary tests and ultrasounds, and ensure the well-being of both the mother and the developing baby.

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  • 7. 

    8.      I still can't walk and it's been three months since my accident. I hate being stuck in a wheelchair.

    • A.

      Anesthesiologist

    • B.

      Physical therapist

    • C.

      Radiologist

    • D.

      Dentist

    Correct Answer
    B. Physical therapist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is physical therapist. The person in the statement mentions that they still can't walk after three months since their accident and expresses their frustration of being stuck in a wheelchair. A physical therapist is a healthcare professional who specializes in helping patients regain mobility and strength through exercises and therapies. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the person in the statement would benefit from the expertise of a physical therapist in order to improve their ability to walk again.

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  • 8. 

    10.      This is a contagious disease that can only be ___________ by/through sexual intercourse.

    • A.

      Transferred

    • B.

      Transplanted

    • C.

      Transmitted

    • D.

      Transmuted

    Correct Answer
    C. Transmitted
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the correct word that completes the sentence in relation to a contagious disease. The word "transmitted" is the correct answer as it accurately conveys the idea of the disease being passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse.

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  • 9. 

    12.      The tests are __________________________. We have to retest you.

    • A.

      Incredulous

    • B.

      Inconclusive

    • C.

      Inclined

    • D.

      Incongruent

    Correct Answer
    B. Inconclusive
    Explanation
    The word "inconclusive" means that the tests did not provide a definite or clear result. Therefore, since the tests were inconclusive, it is necessary to retest the person in order to obtain a more conclusive or definitive outcome.

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  • 10. 

    13.      When there is a decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of cancer, you can say that the cancer is in __________________________.

    • A.

      Regression

    • B.

      Remittance

    • C.

      Remission

    • D.

      Repression

    Correct Answer
    C. Remission
    Explanation
    Remission refers to a period in which the signs and symptoms of cancer decrease or disappear. It does not mean that the cancer is cured, but rather that the disease is under control. During remission, the cancer may still be present in the body, but it is not actively growing or causing symptoms. Regular monitoring and follow-up are necessary during this time to ensure that the cancer does not return or progress.

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  • 11. 

    15.      I need you to __________________________.

    • A.

      Take a heavy breath

    • B.

      Make a deep breath

    • C.

      Take a deep breath

    • D.

      Make a heavy breath

    Correct Answer
    C. Take a deep breath
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "take a deep breath." This phrase is commonly used to ask someone to inhale deeply, often as a way to calm down or relax. It suggests that the person should take in a large amount of air and hold it for a moment before exhaling.

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  • 12. 

    17.      There's not much I can tell you until we get ______________________ (from the lab).

    • A.

      Your tests over

    • B.

      Your tests have returned

    • C.

      Your tests back

    • D.

      Your tests done

    Correct Answer
    C. Your tests back
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "your tests back". This phrase implies that the speaker is waiting for the results of the tests from the lab before they can provide any information. The other options do not convey the same meaning and are grammatically incorrect.

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  • 13. 

    18.      An __________________________ is someone who comes into a clinic/hospital periodically to receive treatment.

    • A.

      Outdoors type

    • B.

      Outpatient

    • C.

      Outside patient

    • D.

      Emergency patient

    Correct Answer
    B. Outpatient
    Explanation
    An outpatient is someone who comes into a clinic/hospital periodically to receive treatment. This term is used to describe individuals who do not require to be admitted to the hospital and can receive medical care without staying overnight. Outpatients typically visit the clinic or hospital for consultations, diagnostic tests, minor procedures, or follow-up appointments. This term is commonly used in healthcare settings to differentiate between patients who are admitted and stay in the hospital (inpatients) and those who receive treatment and go home the same day (outpatients).

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  • 14. 

    19.      Have the symptoms disappeared? No, but they've ______________ considerably.

    • A.

      Decimated

    • B.

      Decried

    • C.

      Decreased

    • D.

      Deprived

    Correct Answer
    C. Decreased
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "decreased". This means that the symptoms have reduced in intensity or severity. It indicates that although the symptoms have not completely disappeared, they have significantly improved or lessened.

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  • 15. 

    20.      Cough, fever, and bruises are examples of minor __________________________ that people commonly suffer.

    • A.

      Ailments

    • B.

      Sicknesses

    • C.

      Illnesses

    • D.

      Weaknesses

    Correct Answer
    A. Ailments
    Explanation
    Cough, fever, and bruises are examples of minor ailments that people commonly suffer. Ailments refer to minor illnesses or health issues that are not severe or life-threatening. These symptoms, such as cough and fever, are common and often resolve on their own or with basic treatment. Therefore, ailments is the correct term to describe these minor health problems.

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