Medical Terminology Basic Terms

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  • 1. 
    To lessen,ease decrease or cease pain or symptoms
    • A. 

      Acute

    • B. 

      Abate

    • C. 

      Antidote

    • D. 

      Afferent

  • 2. 
    Pertaining to away from the norm or rule. A condition that is considered to be not normal
    • A. 

      Biopsy

    • B. 

      Abnormal

    • C. 

      Cachexia

    • D. 

      Ambulatory

  • 3. 
    Localized collection of pus which may occur in any part of the body
    • A. 

      Antipyretic

    • B. 

      Asepsis

    • C. 

      Axillary

    • D. 

      Abscess

  • 4. 
    Sudden sharp severe. used to describe a disease that has sudden onset, severe symptoms and a short course
    • A. 

      Illness

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      Acute

    • D. 

      Liter

  • 5. 
    Literally means a process of being stuck together
    • A. 

      Adhesion

    • B. 

      Autoclave

    • C. 

      Apathy

    • D. 

      Biopsy

  • 6. 
    Carrying impulses to the center
    • A. 

      Gram

    • B. 

      Antiseptic

    • C. 

      Afferent

    • D. 

      Prognosis

  • 7. 
    Condition of being able to walk,not confined to bed
    • A. 

      Autoclave

    • B. 

      Etiology

    • C. 

      Febrile

    • D. 

      Ambulatory

  • 8. 
    Substance given to counteract poisons and their effects
    • A. 

      Incision

    • B. 

      Neopathy

    • C. 

      Antidote

    • D. 

      Pallor

  • 9. 
    Pertaining to a substance that is used to lower an elevated body temperature
    • A. 

      Antipyretic

    • B. 

      Autoclave

    • C. 

      Axillary

    • D. 

      Triage

  • 10. 
    Pertaining to an agent that works against sepsis (putrification) a technics or product used to prevent or limit infections
    • A. 

      Sterile

    • B. 

      Prognosis

    • C. 

      Antiseptic

    • D. 

      Putrid

  • 11. 
    Without decay,sterile free from all living microorganisms
    • A. 

      Malaise

    • B. 

      Decay

    • C. 

      Asepsis

    • D. 

      Biopsy

  • 12. 
    Condition of being self governed, to function independently
    • A. 

      Neopathy

    • B. 

      Pallor

    • C. 

      Autonomy

    • D. 

      Cachexia

  • 13. 
    Surgical removal of a small piece of tissue for microscope examination
    • A. 

      Etiology

    • B. 

      Oncology

    • C. 

      Biopsy

    • D. 

      Malaise

  • 14. 
    Condition of ill health malnutrition and wasting. It may occur in chronic diseases such as cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis.
    • A. 

      Topography

    • B. 

      Neopathy

    • C. 

      Syndrome

    • D. 

      Cachexia

  • 15. 
    Pertaining to time: denotes a disease with little change or slow progression
    • A. 

      Chronic

    • B. 

      Etiology

    • C. 

      Febrile

    • D. 

      Illness

  • 16. 
    To carry through sweat glands,profuse sweating
    • A. 

      Kilogram

    • B. 

      Excision

    • C. 

      Diaphoresis

    • D. 

      Efferent

  • 17. 
    The ability to sense intellectually and emotionally the feelings of another person
    • A. 

      Malaise

    • B. 

      Apathy

    • C. 

      Empathy

    • D. 

      Palmar

  • 18. 
    Study of the cause of diseases
    • A. 

      Etiology

    • B. 

      Radiology

    • C. 

      Biology

    • D. 

      Gynecology

  • 19. 
    Literally means "Pertaining to different formation" composed of unlike substances
    • A. 

      Heterogeneous

    • B. 

      Thermometer

    • C. 

      Topography

    • D. 

      Syndrome

  • 20. 
    A general feeling of discomfort uneasiness often felt by a patient who has a chronic disease
    • A. 

      Malaise

    • B. 

      Necrosis

    • C. 

      Rapport

    • D. 

      Microgram

  • 21. 
    Literally means formation of a bad kind: growing worse harmful cancerous.
    • A. 

      Syndrome

    • B. 

      Pyrogenic

    • C. 

      Malignant

    • D. 

      Prognosis

  • 22. 
    Abnormal condition of tissue death
    • A. 

      Maximal

    • B. 

      Prognosis

    • C. 

      Palmar

    • D. 

      Necrosis

  • 23. 
    New disease
    • A. 

      Neopathy

    • B. 

      Pyrogenic

    • C. 

      Paracentesis

    • D. 

      Rapport

  • 24. 
    Literally means the study of tumors: the study of the etiology the characteristics treatments of cancer
    • A. 

      Triage

    • B. 

      Prognosis

    • C. 

      Oncology

    • D. 

      Syndrome

  • 25. 
    Paleness,a lack of color
    • A. 

      Cachexia

    • B. 

      Chronic

    • C. 

      Malaise

    • D. 

      Pallor

  • 26. 
    Surgical puncture of a body cavity for fluid removal
    • A. 

      Paracentesis

    • B. 

      Topography

    • C. 

      Syndrome

    • D. 

      Etiology

  • 27. 
    Pertaining to the production of heat,a fever
    • A. 

      Empathy

    • B. 

      Hyperactive

    • C. 

      Pyrogenic

    • D. 

      Rapport

  • 28. 
    A group of signs and symptoms occurring together that characterize a specific disease or pathological condition 
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Illness

    • C. 

      Syndrome

    • D. 

      Condition

  • 29. 
    An instrument used to measure the degree of heat especially the temperature of a person
    • A. 

      Thermometer

    • B. 

      Microscope

    • C. 

      Topography

    • D. 

      Scope

  • 30. 
    Description of a body part in relation to the anatomic region it was located
    • A. 

      Biopsy

    • B. 

      Etiology

    • C. 

      Triage

    • D. 

      Topography