Medical Terminology Quiz Questions And Answers

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Medical Terminology Quiz Questions And Answers

Medical Terminology


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  • 1. 
    A boil is best described as
    • A. 

      Ichthyosis

    • B. 

      Acne vulgaris

    • C. 

      Keloids

    • D. 

      Furuncle

    • E. 

      Clavus

  • 2. 
    A pustule is best described as a
    • A. 

      Bruise

    • B. 

      Pimple

    • C. 

      Corn

    • D. 

      small spot

    • E. 

      Boil

  • 3. 
    Through the skin is referred to as
    • A. 

      Subcutaneous

    • B. 

      Intradermal

    • C. 

      Subdermal

    • D. 

      Epidermal

    • E. 

      Percutaneous

  • 4. 
    A red spot from a bite from a flea would be called a
    • A. 

      Scab

    • B. 

      Verruca

    • C. 

      Petechiae

    • D. 

      Keloid

    • E. 

      Eczema

  • 5. 
    The medical term for infection around the nail is
    • A. 

      Bulla

    • B. 

      Onychocryptosis

    • C. 

      Scabies

    • D. 

      Paronychia

    • E. 

      Onychonmycosis

  • 6. 
    Necrosis of tissue causes this condition
    • A. 

      Clavus

    • B. 

      Impetigo

    • C. 

      Abscesses

    • D. 

      Kaposi sarcoma

    • E. 

      Gangrene

  • 7. 
    Decubitus ulcers are best described as
    • A. 

      Keloids

    • B. 

      Kaposi sarcoma

    • C. 

      Abrasions

    • D. 

      Scabies

    • E. 

      Bed sores

  • 8. 
    The medical term for baldness is
    • A. 

      Eczema

    • B. 

      Alopecia

    • C. 

      Ichthyosis

    • D. 

      Hirsuitism

    • E. 

      Induration

  • 9. 
    The medical term xeroderma represents
    • A. 

      Alopecia

    • B. 

      Hidrorrhea

    • C. 

      Blue skin

    • D. 

      dry skin

    • E. 

      Pruritus

  • 10. 
    Congenital defects are described as
    • A. 

      Developing at a later age

    • B. 

      Corrected after detection

    • C. 

      all obvious

    • D. 

      All due to drugs

    • E. 

      Condition present at birth

  • 11. 
    Verruca is a medical term for
    • A. 

      Mole

    • B. 

      Scabies

    • C. 

      Hives

    • D. 

      Scab

    • E. 

      Wart

  • 12. 
    The medical term for athlete's foot is
    • A. 

      Keloid

    • B. 

      Scabies

    • C. 

      Pediculosis pubis

    • D. 

      Tinea pedis

    • E. 

      Trichomycosis

  • 13. 
    The growth plate of a bone is called
    • A. 

      Condyle

    • B. 

      Diaphysis

    • C. 

      Periosteum

    • D. 

      Endosteum

    • E. 

      Epiphysis

  • 14. 
    The term purpura would be described as
    • A. 

      Itching

    • B. 

      Prickly heat

    • C. 

      Pimple

    • D. 

      Bruise

    • E. 

      Pale

  • 15. 
    A medical term for scar is
    • A. 

      Cicatrix

    • B. 

      Keloid

    • C. 

      Petechiae

    • D. 

      Verruca

    • E. 

      Scab

  • 16. 
    The medical term for severe itching is
    • A. 

      Purpura

    • B. 

      Pruritus

    • C. 

      Hirsuitism

    • D. 

      Keloid

    • E. 

      Vitiligo

  • 17. 
    Abnormal lateral curve of the spine is called
    • A. 

      Ankylosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

    • D. 

      Lordosis

    • E. 

      Exostosis

  • 18. 
    Match the description with the fracture type: incomplete break, bone bends
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Greenstick

    • D. 

      Comminuted

    • E. 

      Simple

  • 19. 
    Excessive sweating is called
    • A. 

      Hidradenitis

    • B. 

      Diaphoresis

    • C. 

      Rosacea

    • D. 

      Keloid

    • E. 

      Furuncle

  • 20. 
    Match the description with the fracture type: complete break with fragments
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Greenstick

    • D. 

      Comminuted

    • E. 

      Simple

  • 21. 
    Match the description with the fracture type: excessive bone twisting
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Greenstick

    • D. 

      Comminuted

    • E. 

      Simple

  • 22. 
    Abnormal hump of the thoracic spine or hunchback is referred to as
    • A. 

      Ankylosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

    • D. 

      Lordosis

    • E. 

      Exostosis

  • 23. 
    Forward curvature of the lumbar spine or abnormal condition of bending forward
    • A. 

      Ankylosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

    • D. 

      Lordosis

    • E. 

      Exostosis

  • 24. 
    Inflammation of the fluid filled cavity in the shoulder is called
    • A. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • B. 

      Hydrocele

    • C. 

      Bursitis

    • D. 

      Kyphosis

    • E. 

      Chondritis

  • 25. 
    A bone broken due to a disease process is called
    • A. 

      Transverse

    • B. 

      Colles'

    • C. 

      Pathologic

    • D. 

      Depressed

    • E. 

      Longitudinal

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