Lesson 1 - Medical Terminolgy

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Medical Terminology Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Gastr-

    Explanation
    The term "Gastr-" is a prefix that refers to the stomach. In this case, the answer "Stomach" is a correct interpretation of the term "Gastr-". It is likely that the question was asking for the meaning or definition of "Gastr-", and "Stomach" accurately represents that meaning.

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  • 2. 

    Cardi-

    Explanation
    The term "Cardi-" is a prefix commonly used in medical terminology to refer to the heart. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Heart."

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  • 3. 

    Megal-

    Explanation
    The prefix "megal-" means "enlarged" in medical terminology. It is commonly used to describe conditions or abnormalities that involve an abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "enlarged" because it accurately represents the meaning of the prefix "megal-".

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  • 4. 

    -itis

    Explanation
    The correct answer is inflammation. The term "-itis" is a suffix commonly used in medical terminology to indicate inflammation of a certain body part or organ. In this case, the word "inflammation" refers to the process of the body's immune response to injury or infection, characterized by redness, swelling, heat, and pain. The word "inflamation" seems to be a typographical error, as it is misspelled and does not exist in the English language.

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  • 5. 

    Dermat-

  • 6. 

    Plast-

  • 7. 

    Cerebr-

  • 8. 

    Path-

  • 9. 

    -ectomy

    Explanation
    The term "-ectomy" is a suffix commonly used in medical terminology to indicate the surgical removal of a specific body part or organ. Therefore, the correct answer "Surgically Remove" accurately describes the meaning of "-ectomy". This suffix is often combined with the name of the body part or organ being removed, such as "appendectomy" (removal of the appendix) or "hysterectomy" (removal of the uterus).

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  • 10. 

    Enter-

  • 11. 

    -osis

  • 12. 

    -otomy

  • 13. 

    Aden-

  • 14. 

    Angi-

  • 15. 

    -oma

  • 16. 

    Nephr-

  • 17. 

    Hepat-

  • 18. 

    Arthr-

  • 19. 

    Blephar

  • 20. 

    -ologist

    Explanation
    The word "specialist" is the correct answer because it is a noun that refers to a person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in a specific field or area. The suffix "-ologist" is commonly used to form nouns that indicate a person who studies or specializes in a particular subject. Therefore, "specialist" fits the pattern of the given word "ologist" and accurately describes someone who has expertise in a specific area.

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  • 21. 

    Rhin-

  • 22. 

    Gingiv-

    Explanation
    The term "gingiv-" is a prefix that refers to the gums. This is evident from the given word "gingiv-" followed by the word "gums". Therefore, the correct answer is gums.

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  • 23. 

    -malacia

    Explanation
    The term "malacia" refers to a condition characterized by softening. Therefore, the correct answer is "softening."

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  • 24. 

    -olgy

  • 25. 

    Spasm

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