Components Of Medical Terminology! Quiz Questions!

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  • 1. 
    Medical terms made up of multiple word parts are known as:
    • A. 

      Constructed term

    • B. 

      Nonconstructed term

    • C. 

      Prefixes

    • D. 

      Word roots

  • 2. 
    This wors part is affixed at the beginnig of a medical term. 
    • A. 

      Suffix

    • B. 

      Word root

    • C. 

      Prefix

    • D. 

      Combining vowel

  • 3. 
    The term cardiology has _______word parts 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    The word part -ectomy means: 
    • A. 

      Surgical puncture

    • B. 

      Surgical repair

    • C. 

      Excision

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The combining for that means voice is:
    • A. 

      Dysphonia

    • B. 

      Electr/o

    • C. 

      Phonia

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The word part that means white is: 
    • A. 

      Leuko

    • B. 

      Erthr/o

    • C. 

      Opaque

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    The term meaning breathing difficulty is ___________ 
    • A. 

      Orthopnea

    • B. 

      Dyspnea

    • C. 

      Congestive heart failure

    • D. 

      Eupnea

  • 8. 
    The word part that means disease is: 
    • A. 

      Path/o

    • B. 

      -itis

    • C. 

      -logy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The medical term for process of viewing the colon is:
    • A. 

      Colonoscopy

    • B. 

      Esophagoscopy

    • C. 

      Upper endoscopy

    • D. 

      Gastroscopy

  • 10. 
    The medical term for surgical removal of the gallbladder is:
    • A. 

      Cholelithiasis

    • B. 

      Choledocholithotomy

    • C. 

      Cholecystectomy

  • 11. 
    The medical term for inflammation of the colon is:
    • A. 

      Colitis.

    • B. 

      Hepatitis.

    • C. 

      Esophagitis.

  • 12. 
    The suffix spasm means:
    • A. 

      Puncture to remove fluid.

    • B. 

      Hernia or protrusion

    • C. 

      Sudden, involuntary muscle contraction.

  • 13. 
    Which suffix means "a record or image"?
    • A. 

      -dynia

    • B. 

      -graph

    • C. 

      Sclerosis

    • D. 

      Angio

  • 14. 
    A patient suffered multiple injuries in a severe car accident and has had extensive and profuse bleeding as a result. The medical term for an abnormal loss of blood from the circulation is:
    • A. 

      Hematology.

    • B. 

      Hemoglobin.

    • C. 

      Hemorrhage.

  • 15. 
    The word part that means nose is:
    • A. 

      Nasal

    • B. 

      Rhin/o

    • C. 

      Nasal cavity

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 16. 
    To describe surgical removal of the breast you should use this word part:
    • A. 

      Mamm/o

    • B. 

      Mast/o

    • C. 

      Gram

    • D. 

      Ostomy

  • 17. 
    The word part that means instruement for viewing is:
    • A. 

      -scope

    • B. 

      -scopy

    • C. 

      -meter

  • 18. 
    The word part that means swallowing is :
    • A. 

      Phagia

    • B. 

      Poly

    • C. 

      Hyper

  • 19. 
    This word part means vomiting:
    • A. 

      Malacia

    • B. 

      -phasia

    • C. 

      -emesis

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 20. 
    The word part meaning excessive discharge is:
    • A. 

      Hydro

    • B. 

      -rrhea

    • C. 

      Rrhagia

  • 21. 
    The word part that means hardening is:
    • A. 

      Athero

    • B. 

      Arterio

    • C. 

      -sclerosis

    • D. 

      Scleroderma

  • 22. 
    The suffix -penia means:
    • A. 

      Abnormal reduction in number

    • B. 

      Breathing

    • C. 

      Excessive discharge

  • 23. 
    The word part -itis means:
    • A. 

      Condition of

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      Inflammation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The word part lith/o means:
    • A. 

      Lithium

    • B. 

      Stone

    • C. 

      Crushing

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 25. 
    The word part -dynia means:
    • A. 

      Swelling

    • B. 

      Hernia

    • C. 

      Swallowing

    • D. 

      Pain

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