Medical Terminology -- Cardiovascular System

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Cardiovascular System Quizzes & Trivia

Med. Term. 2 Final Study --In Chabner: The Language of Medicine


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sensitive tissue in the right atrium wall that begins the heartbeat
    • A. 

      Tricuspid valve

    • B. 

      Atrioventricular node

    • C. 

      Bundle of His

    • D. 

      Epicardium

    • E. 

      Sinoatrial node

  • 2. 
    Ischemia
    • A. 

      Can lead to myocardial infarction

    • B. 

      Blood is held back from an area

    • C. 

      Can be caused by thrombotic occlusion of a blood vessel

    • D. 

      May be a result of coronary artery disease

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    A local widening of an artery
    • A. 

      Thrombosis

    • B. 

      Infarction

    • C. 

      Arterial anastomosis

    • D. 

      Aortic stenosis

    • E. 

      Aneurysm

  • 4. 
    Bluish coloration of the skin (Proper Spelling)
    • A. 

      Cianosis

    • B. 

      Cyanosis

    • C. 

      Cyianosis

    • D. 

      Cyainosis

  • 5. 
    Traveling clot that suddenly blocks a blood vessel (Proper Spelling)
    • A. 

      Embulus

    • B. 

      Embulos

    • C. 

      Embolus

    • D. 

      Emboulus

    • E. 

      Embolous

  • 6. 
    Petechiae
    • A. 

      Vegetations

    • B. 

      Small, pinpoint hemorrhages

    • C. 

      Dilation of large vessels

    • D. 

      Defects, or holes in heart septa

    • E. 

      Small hemorrhoids

  • 7. 
    Located between the left upper and lower chambers of the heart
    • A. 

      Mitral valve

    • B. 

      Tricuspid valve

    • C. 

      Aortic valve

    • D. 

      Pulmonary valve

    • E. 

      Superior vena cava

  • 8. 
    Disease of heart muscle
    • A. 

      Cardiomegaly

    • B. 

      Endocarditis

    • C. 

      Arteriolitis

    • D. 

      Cardiomyopathy

    • E. 

      Aortic stenosis

  • 9. 
    Four separate congenital heart defects
    • A. 

      Coarctation of the aorta

    • B. 

      Patent ductus arteriosus

    • C. 

      Raynaud disease

    • D. 

      Tetralogy of Fallot

    • E. 

      Peripheral vascular disease

  • 10. 
    Widening of a vessel (Proper Spelling)
    • A. 

      Vasodialation

    • B. 

      Vassodialation

    • C. 

      Vasodilation

    • D. 

      Vasodiliation

    • E. 

      Vassodilation

  • 11. 
    Phlebitis
    • A. 

      Narrowing of a valve with inflammation

    • B. 

      Inflammation of a capillary

    • C. 

      Blockage of a heart valve

    • D. 

      Narrowing of an artery

    • E. 

      Inflammation of a vein

  • 12. 
    A blood vessel that carries oxygen-poor blood from heart to lungs
    • A. 

      Aorta

    • B. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • C. 

      Pulmonary vein

    • D. 

      Superior vena cava

    • E. 

      Inferior vena cava

  • 13. 
    Pain (Proper Spelling)
    • A. 

      Angina

    • B. 

      Anjena

    • C. 

      Anjina

    • D. 

      Angena

    • E. 

      Anginia

  • 14. 
    Blood clot forms in a large lower limb vessel
    • A. 

      Aortic stenosis

    • B. 

      Mitral valve prolapse

    • C. 

      Deep-vein thrombosis

    • D. 

      Hyperthrombocytitis

    • E. 

      Acute thrombosis syndrome

  • 15. 
    Cardiac arrhythmia
    • A. 

      Beta-blocker

    • B. 

      Hypoxia

    • C. 

      Cardiac channel blocker

    • D. 

      Cardiac atheroma

    • E. 

      Fibrillation

  • 16. 
    Patent means
    • A. 

      Sold

    • B. 

      Open

    • C. 

      Closed

    • D. 

      Half closed

    • E. 

      Oxygenated

  • 17. 
    A Holter monitor is
    • A. 

      An EEG test

    • B. 

      A belt worn for stress test

    • C. 

      Part of a chest CT scan

    • D. 

      An EKG taken during daily activity

    • E. 

      An EEG taken during daily activity

  • 18. 
    Instrument to measure blood pressure
    • A. 

      Sphygomometer

    • B. 

      Sphygmomanometer

    • C. 

      Electrocardiogram

    • D. 

      Stethoscope

    • E. 

      Cardiac catheterization

  • 19. 
    Angina is
    • A. 

      A painful abnormal heart rhythm

    • B. 

      Pain caused by rheumatic fever

    • C. 

      Painful extra heart sound

    • D. 

      Chest pain relieved with nitroglycerin

    • E. 

      Chest pain associated with Raynaud phenomenon

  • 20. 
    Abnormal rapid heart rhythm
    • A. 

      Fibrillation

    • B. 

      Filbrilation

    • C. 

      Fibrilation

    • D. 

      Fibrillaition

    • E. 

      Fibrilaition

  • 21. 
    Blood vessels branching from the aorta to carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle
    • A. 

      Coronary capillaries

    • B. 

      Venae cavae

    • C. 

      Coronary arteries

    • D. 

      Carotid arteries

    • E. 

      Renal arteries

  • 22. 
    Pertaining to the heart (Proper Spelling)
    • A. 

      Coronery

    • B. 

      Coronary

    • C. 

      Corenary

    • D. 

      Coranary

    • E. 

      Coronory

  • 23. 
    Relaxation phase of the heart beat
    • A. 

      Diastole

    • B. 

      Diostole

    • C. 

      Dieastole

    • D. 

      Diastoile

    • E. 

      Dieastolie

  • 24. 
    Upper chamber of the heart
    • A. 

      Atrium

    • B. 

      Ventricle

    • C. 

      Aorta

    • D. 

      Inferior Vena Cava

    • E. 

      Venule

  • 25. 
    Valve that lies between the right atrium and right ventricle
    • A. 

      Mitral valve

    • B. 

      Inferior valve

    • C. 

      Pulmonary valve

    • D. 

      Capillary valve

    • E. 

      Tricuspid valve

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