Questions On Medical Terminology And Human Anatomy! Trivia Quiz

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Questions On Medical Terminology And Human Anatomy! Trivia Quiz

This trivia quiz Questions on Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy is perfect for someone who wants to test out their understanding on some of the common words they will come across in the hospital. If that is you, do give it a shot and remember to keep an eye out for others like it to expand your vocabulary.


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  • 1. 
    Poli/o
    • A. 

      Back (of body), behind, posterior

    • B. 

      Gray; gray matter (of brain or spinal cord)

    • C. 

      Neck; cervix uteri (neck of uterus)

    • D. 

      Ilium (lateral, flaring portion of hip bone)

  • 2. 
    Dist/o
    • A. 

      Near, nearer

    • B. 

      Far, farthest

    • C. 

      Down, below

    • D. 

      Next to, beside

  • 3. 
    Jaund/o
    • A. 

      Black, dark

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Green

  • 4. 
    Loins or lower back
    • A. 

      Lumb/o

    • B. 

      Thorac/o

    • C. 

      Femor/o

    • D. 

      Pelv/o

  • 5. 
    Nuclear Scan
    • A. 

      Destruction of tissue or part by freezing or burning

    • B. 

      Used to describe a computerized image by modality or by structure

    • C. 

      Ultrasound technique that is used to measure blood flow velocity and direction

    • D. 

      Diagnostic technique that uses a tracer that is introduced into the body and a specialized camera to produce images of organs and structures

  • 6. 
    Poster/o
    • A. 

      Front, before

    • B. 

      Back, behind

    • C. 

      Distant, away

    • D. 

      Near, close

  • 7. 
    Act of measuring
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Graph

    • C. 

      Metry

    • D. 

      Graphy

  • 8. 
    Which of the following terms mean bursting open of a wound?
    • A. 

      Anastomosis

    • B. 

      Biopsy

    • C. 

      Emesis

    • D. 

      Dehiscence

  • 9. 
    Rrhexis
    • A. 

      Discharge, flow

    • B. 

      Resistance

    • C. 

      Rupture

    • D. 

      Vomiting

  • 10. 
    Post-
    • A. 

      After, behind

    • B. 

      Excess, beyond

    • C. 

      Over, above

    • D. 

      Under, beneath

  • 11. 
    -rrhaphy
    • A. 

      Rupture

    • B. 

      Suture

    • C. 

      Incision

    • D. 

      Excision

  • 12. 
    Which of the following best applies to hardening of the arteries?
    • A. 

      Arteriostenosis

    • B. 

      Arteriostomy

    • C. 

      Arteriosclerosis

    • D. 

      Arteriosepsis

  • 13. 
    -plasia
    • A. 

      Surgical repair

    • B. 

      Herniation

    • C. 

      Swallowing, eating

    • D. 

      Formation, growth

  • 14. 
    Homeo-
    • A. 

      Different

    • B. 

      Same

    • C. 

      Backward

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    Vomiting
    • A. 

      -esis

    • B. 

      -ectasis

    • C. 

      -emesis

    • D. 

      -emia

  • 16. 
    Biopsy
    • A. 

      Tissue sample removed from a body site for microscopic

    • B. 

      Destruction of a path or part by freezing, burning or cutting

    • C. 

      visual examination of a body cavity or canal using a specialized lighted instrument

  • 17. 
    Forming, producing, origin
    • A. 

      -iasis

    • B. 

      -esis

    • C. 

      -emesis

    • D. 

      -genesis

  • 18. 
    Body defense against injury, infection or allergy that is marked by redness, swelling, heat and pain.
    • A. 

      Ablation

    • B. 

      Inflammation

    • C. 

      Aggrivation

    • D. 

      Homeostasis

  • 19. 
    Partial excision of a bone, organ, or other structure.
    • A. 

      Dissection

    • B. 

      Radical excision

    • C. 

      Resection

    • D. 

      Ectomy

  • 20. 
    -gram
    • A. 

      Process of recording

    • B. 

      Instrument for recording

    • C. 

      Record, writing

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following correctly defines quadriplegia?
    • A. 

      Fixation of four

    • B. 

      Fixation of two

    • C. 

      Paralysis of two

    • D. 

      Paralysis of four

  • 22. 
    Inguin/o
    • A. 

      Groin

    • B. 

      Hip

    • C. 

      Joint

    • D. 

      Thigh

  • 23. 
    The epidermis is the layer of skin that is ______________________ the dermis.
    • A. 

      Below, under

    • B. 

      Inside, within

    • C. 

      Above, upon

  • 24. 
    -infra
    • A. 

      Inner, within

    • B. 

      Under, below

    • C. 

      Over, above

    • D. 

      Before, in front

  • 25. 
    The belly button or navel is referred to as the
    • A. 

      Inguin/o.

    • B. 

      Umbilic/o.

    • C. 

      Cervic/o.

    • D. 

      Pelv/o.

  • 26. 
    -ule
    • A. 

      Small, minute

    • B. 

      Large, extensive

    • C. 

      Pertaining to

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 27. 
    Primi-
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Last

    • C. 

      Before

    • D. 

      After

  • 28. 
    Later/o
    • A. 

      To the back.

    • B. 

      To one side.

    • C. 

      To the center.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 29. 
    Condition
    • A. 

      -ical

    • B. 

      -centesis

    • C. 

      -ia

    • D. 

      -ole

  • 30. 
    Trans-
    • A. 

      Over, beside

    • B. 

      Around

    • C. 

      Backward

    • D. 

      Through, across

  • 31. 
    Which of the following terms would mean a tumor of the bone?
    • A. 

      Osteology

    • B. 

      Osteoma

    • C. 

      Oncoma

    • D. 

      Oncology

  • 32. 
    -ad
    • A. 

      Away

    • B. 

      Beneath

    • C. 

      Toward

    • D. 

      Above

  • 33. 
    Choose the response that best describes hypothermia.
    • A. 

      Body temperature above normal

    • B. 

      Body temperature that is normal.

    • C. 

      Body temperature that is below normal.

    • D. 

      Body temperature that is unable to be determined.

  • 34. 
    Atrophy is
    • A. 

      Nourishment development that is normal.

    • B. 

      Nourishment development that is excessive.

    • C. 

      Nourishment development without.

  • 35. 
    Which of the following would mean dilation or expansion of the bronchi?
    • A. 

      Bronchectomy

    • B. 

      Bronchiemesis

    • C. 

      Bronchemia

    • D. 

      Bronchiectasis

  • 36. 
    Mal-
    • A. 

      Good

    • B. 

      Bad

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      More

  • 37. 
    -phobia
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Treatment

    • C. 

      Paralysis

    • D. 

      Fear

  • 38. 
    Supra-
    • A. 

      Below, beneath

    • B. 

      Over, beside

    • C. 

      Above, excessive

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is a substance that is tested by laboratory methods?
    • A. 

      Ablation

    • B. 

      Analyte

    • C. 

      Solute

    • D. 

      Solvent

  • 40. 
    Macro-
    • A. 

      Large

    • B. 

      Small

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      Low

  • 41. 
    Cardiomegaly most correctly resembles which of the following?
    • A. 

      Shrinking of the colon.

    • B. 

      Enlargement of the colon.

    • C. 

      Shrinking of the heart.

    • D. 

      Enlargement of the heart.

  • 42. 
    Cytology is the
    • A. 

      Study of a cyst.

    • B. 

      Study of the kidney.

    • C. 

      Study of a cell.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 43. 
    Anti-
    • A. 

      Without

    • B. 

      Against

    • C. 

      Pair

    • D. 

      Alone

  • 44. 
    -pexy
    • A. 

      Fixation of a bone

    • B. 

      Fixation of an organ

    • C. 

      Fixation of a joint

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 45. 
    -clasis
    • A. 

      Surgical fracture, to break

    • B. 

      Destruction, loosening

    • C. 

      Producing, origin

  • 46. 
    Visualization of a body cavity or canal using a lighted instrument is a/an
    • A. 

      Colonoscopy.

    • B. 

      Thoracoscopy.

    • C. 

      Endoscopy.

  • 47. 
    Somat/o
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Head

    • C. 

      Body

    • D. 

      Back

  • 48. 
    Nephrectomy is
    • A. 

      Fixation of the kidney.

    • B. 

      Excision or removal of the kidney.

    • C. 

      Transplantation of the kidney.

    • D. 

      Incision of the kidney.

  • 49. 
    Cyan/o
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Blue

  • 50. 
    Pan-
    • A. 

      Some

    • B. 

      Few

    • C. 

      Most

    • D. 

      All