Medical Vocabulary Quiz 2

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Medical Vocabulary Quiz 2

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  • 1. 
    List building blocks of the body in order from simple to complex
    • A. 

      Organs, tissues, cells, atoms

    • B. 

      Cells, molecules, organs, tissues

    • C. 

      Atoms, tissues, cells, organs

    • D. 

      Molecules, cells, tissues, organs

  • 2. 
    The word root that means color is:
    • A. 

      Thel

    • B. 

      Lei

    • C. 

      Rhabd

    • D. 

      Chrom

  • 3. 
    One who studies tissues is known as a(n):
    • A. 

      Cytologist

    • B. 

      Oncologist

    • C. 

      Histologist

    • D. 

      Pathologist

  • 4. 
    DNA, which contains genetic material, is the universal acronym for:
    • A. 

      Deoxynucleic acid

    • B. 

      Deoxyribonucleic acid

    • C. 

      Dioxide nucleic acid

    • D. 

      Denatured acidic material

  • 5. 
    The parts of a cell that perform many of its functions such as construction of molecules and release of energy are known as:
    • A. 

      Chromosomes

    • B. 

      Nuclei

    • C. 

      Organelles

    • D. 

      Cell membranes

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT a type of muscle tissue?
    • A. 

      Skeletal

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Nerve

    • D. 

      Cardiac

  • 7. 
    Which prefix means up, toward, or apart?
    • A. 

      Epi-

    • B. 

      Ana-

    • C. 

      Meta-

    • D. 

      Dys-

  • 8. 
    The prefix "meta" means
    • A. 

      After or change

    • B. 

      Upon

    • C. 

      Excessive or above normal

    • D. 

      Up, toward, or apart

  • 9. 
    What combining form means flesh or muscle?
    • A. 

      Lei/o

    • B. 

      Sarc/o

    • C. 

      Neur/o

    • D. 

      Aden/o

  • 10. 
    What suffix means formation, cause, or produce?
    • A. 

      -sis

    • B. 

      -gen

    • C. 

      -oid

    • D. 

      -plasia

  • 11. 
    A malignant tumor of glandular epithelial tissue is known as:
    • A. 

      Adenocarcinoma

    • B. 

      Fibrosarcoma

    • C. 

      Lymphoma

    • D. 

      Anaplasia

  • 12. 
    The spreading of cancer cells from the primary tumor is known as:
    • A. 

      Hyperplasia

    • B. 

      Dysplasia

    • C. 

      Metastasis

    • D. 

      Oncogenic

  • 13. 
    A malignant carcinoma arising from connective tissue is known as:
    • A. 

      Neuroma

    • B. 

      Sarcoma

    • C. 

      Lymphoma

    • D. 

      Lipoma

  • 14. 
    A treatment for cancer using drugs is known as:
    • A. 

      Remission therapy

    • B. 

      Chemotherapy

    • C. 

      Radiation therapy

    • D. 

      Oncogenic therapy

  • 15. 
    Which term describes the spread of malignant tumors to a distant location?
    • A. 

      Encapsulation

    • B. 

      Anaplasia

    • C. 

      Metastasis

    • D. 

      Infiltration

  • 16. 
    What term describes localized tumor growth?
    • A. 

      Sarcoma

    • B. 

      Pleomorphic

    • C. 

      Anaplastic

    • D. 

      Carcinoma in situ

  • 17. 
    What term means improvement or absence of signs of disease?
    • A. 

      Remission

    • B. 

      Differentiation

    • C. 

      Relapse

    • D. 

      Mutation

  • 18. 
    Excessive formation and growth of normal cells is:
    • A. 

      Hypercyesis

    • B. 

      Hyperplasia

    • C. 

      Hypercalcemia

    • D. 

      Hyperhydrosis

  • 19. 
    Cancer causing (mutated) genes are known as:
    • A. 

      Oncogenes

    • B. 

      Oncogenics

    • C. 

      Oncolytics

    • D. 

      Onocogenes

  • 20. 
    A _______ is any agent or substance that incites cancer
    • A. 

      Carcinoid

    • B. 

      Carcinomatosis

    • C. 

      Carcinoma

    • D. 

      Carcinogen

  • 21. 
    The combining form lei/o means:
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Soft

    • D. 

      Hard

  • 22. 
    In the term chromosome, the combining form chrom/o means
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Hard

  • 23. 
    In the term cytoplasm, the combining form cyt/o means:
    • A. 

      Soft

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Cell

    • D. 

      Fat

  • 24. 
    The pale area at the proximal end of the nail is the:
    • A. 

      Lunula

    • B. 

      Sensory receptor

    • C. 

      Eponychium

    • D. 

      Cuticle

  • 25. 
    Which medical term is spelled correctly?
    • A. 

      Sebacious

    • B. 

      Rhytidoplasty

    • C. 

      Oncyhomalacia

    • D. 

      Zeroderma