Something Important About Medical Terminology

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Something Important About Medical Terminology - Quiz

Medical terms and abbreviations

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    The term "pnemothorax" refers to a condition where there is an accumulation of air or gas in the chest or pleural space. This collection of air or gas can cause a portion or the entire lung to collapse.

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    The correct answer is "Nothing by mouth" because the abbreviation "NPO" is commonly used in medical settings to indicate that a patient should not consume any food or drink. This may be necessary before a medical procedure or surgery to prevent complications. It is important for healthcare providers to communicate this clearly to ensure patient safety and adherence to the instructions.

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    The acronym "PRN" stands for "as needed" or "as required". This means that something should be done or taken only when necessary or when the situation calls for it. It implies that the action should not be done on a regular or scheduled basis, but rather on an as-needed basis.

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    CPT stands for Chest Physical Therapy, which is a type of treatment that aims to improve lung function and clear mucus from the airways. It involves various techniques such as percussion, vibration, and postural drainage, which help to loosen and remove secretions from the lungs. Chest Physical Therapy is commonly used in conditions like cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia to improve breathing and prevent complications.

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    The given text "RX" is commonly used as an abbreviation for "prescription" in medical contexts. In this case, the answer "Prescription" is the correct interpretation of the abbreviation "RX".

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    Myocardial Infarction (MI) is the medical term for a heart attack. It occurs when there is a blockage in one or more of the coronary arteries, which supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. This blockage leads to the death of a portion of the heart muscle, resulting in chest pain, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. MI is a serious and life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention.

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    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a medical condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. It occurs when the heart muscles are weakened or damaged, leading to fluid buildup in the lungs and other parts of the body. This can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling in the legs and ankles. Therefore, the given answer "Congestive heart failure" accurately represents the abbreviation CHF and its corresponding medical condition.

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    The correct answer is Registered Respiratory Therapist. This is likely the correct answer because the question provides the acronym "RRT" and immediately follows it with the expanded form "Registered Respiratory Therapist." This suggests that the acronym stands for Registered Respiratory Therapist.

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    The correct answer is "National Board for Respiratory Care" because the acronym "NBRC" is commonly associated with this organization. The given information states that NBRC stands for "National Board for Respiratory Care," which implies that this is the correct answer.

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    The term "FUO" stands for "Fever of undetermined origin." This refers to a persistent fever that lasts for more than three weeks, with no clear cause identified despite extensive medical evaluation. It is a diagnostic challenge for healthcare professionals as it requires a thorough investigation to rule out various possible causes such as infections, autoimmune diseases, malignancies, or inflammatory conditions. The term "FUO" is used to describe this condition when the underlying cause remains unknown despite extensive evaluation.

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