Medical Terminology, Foundations Of Word Structure, And Abbreviations

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Medical Terminology Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The suffix -emia means:
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Erudite

    • C. 

      Hematemesis

    • D. 

      Condition of the urine

  • 2. 
    The medical term for expanding or opening wider is:
    • A. 

      Dysuria

    • B. 

      Defamation

    • C. 

      Dilate

    • D. 

      Atelectasis

  • 3. 
    The abbreviation for urinalysis is:
    • A. 

      UA

    • B. 

      UN

    • C. 

      Hystero

    • D. 

      Urino

  • 4. 
    The medical term for groups of cells with the same function is
    • A. 

      Hormone

    • B. 

      Artery

    • C. 

      System

    • D. 

      Tissue

  • 5. 
    The medical term for the basic unit of body structure is:
    • A. 

      Vein

    • B. 

      Tissue

    • C. 

      Cell

    • D. 

      Organ

  • 6. 
    The abbreviation for below or low is:
    • A. 

      HUC

    • B. 

      Hyper

    • C. 

      Hypo

    • D. 

      Post or p

  • 7. 
    The medical term for the time when menstruation begins is:
    • A. 

      Menopause

    • B. 

      Puberty

    • C. 

      Menarche

    • D. 

      Period

  • 8. 
    The abbreviation for gastrointestinal is:
    • A. 

      Gtt or G.T.T.

    • B. 

      Gyn. or G.Y.N.

    • C. 

      GI or G.I.

    • D. 

      Abd.

  • 9. 
    The medical term for an involuntary movement is:
    • A. 

      Growth

    • B. 

      Reflex

    • C. 

      Puberty

    • D. 

      Stretching

  • 10. 
    The medical term for paralysis from the wasit down is :
    • A. 

      Coma

    • B. 

      Quadriplegia

    • C. 

      Disaster

    • D. 

      Paraplegia

  • 11. 
    The medical term for paralysis from the neck down is:
    • A. 

      Paraplegia

    • B. 

      Quadriplegia

    • C. 

      Hemiplegia

    • D. 

      Stroke

  • 12. 
    The medical abbreviation for by mouth is:
    • A. 

      Po

    • B. 

      PMC or P.M.C.

    • C. 

      Pc

    • D. 

      Per

  • 13. 
    The medical term for the time when menstruation stops is:
    • A. 

      Reflex

    • B. 

      Grouth

    • C. 

      Menopause

    • D. 

      Menarche

  • 14. 
    The abbreviation for dressing is:
    • A. 

      Dsg

    • B. 

      Ds

    • C. 

      DSM

    • D. 

      DSS

  • 15. 
    The medical term for paralysis on one side of the body is:
    • A. 

      Paraplegia

    • B. 

      Coma

    • C. 

      Hemiplegia

    • D. 

      Quadriplegia

  • 16. 
    The medical term for circular movement around a central point is:
    • A. 

      Externsion

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Abduction

    • D. 

      Dorsiflexion

  • 17. 
    The medical term for turning the palm forward as applied to the hand is:
    • A. 

      Extension

    • B. 

      Flexion

    • C. 

      Supination

    • D. 

      Adduction

  • 18. 
    The medical term for a decrease in size or a wasting is:
    • A. 

      Pronation

    • B. 

      Atrophy

    • C. 

      Plantar flexion

    • D. 

      Abduction

  • 19. 
    The medical term for straightening of a body part is:
    • A. 

      Extension

    • B. 

      Flexion

    • C. 

      Dorsiflexion

    • D. 

      Pronation

  • 20. 
    The abbreviation for postprandial blood sugar is:
    • A. 

      PP

    • B. 

      Pre

    • C. 

      PPBS

    • D. 

      Post or p

  • 21. 
    The medical term for moving a body part away from the body is:
    • A. 

      Rotation

    • B. 

      Abduction

    • C. 

      Dorsiflexion

    • D. 

      Pronation

  • 22. 
    The medical term for bending a body part is:
    • A. 

      Dorsiflexion

    • B. 

      External rotation

    • C. 

      Flexion

    • D. 

      Range-of-motion

  • 23. 
    The medical term for turning the palm backward is:
    • A. 

      Pronation

    • B. 

      Adduction

    • C. 

      External rotation

    • D. 

      Supination

  • 24. 
    The medical term for bending backward is:
    • A. 

      Contracture

    • B. 

      Dorsiflexion

    • C. 

      Hyperextension

    • D. 

      Extension

  • 25. 
    The medical term for the abnormal shortening of a muscle is:
    • A. 

      Adduction

    • B. 

      Extension

    • C. 

      Contracture

    • D. 

      Flexion