Medical Vocabulary Quiz 4

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  • 1. 
    Photosensitive receptors of the retina ; make the perception of color possible
    • A. 

      Optic disc

    • B. 

      Rods

    • C. 

      Cones

    • D. 

      Optic chiasm

  • 2. 
    The term for the chamber that joins the semicircular canals and the cochlea and contains sensory receptors that respond to changes in body position for equilibrium is:
    • A. 

      Vestibule

    • B. 

      Cochlea

    • C. 

      Mastoid process

    • D. 

      Eustachian tube

  • 3. 
    ______ is a fungus condition of the ear
    • A. 

      Otomycosis

    • B. 

      Otosclerosis

    • C. 

      Otopyorrhea

    • D. 

      Otolith

  • 4. 
    The ______ is the opening in the center of the iris
    • A. 

      Pupil

    • B. 

      Retina

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Sclera

  • 5. 
    An instrument used for cutting the eardrum is:
    • A. 

      Myringotome

    • B. 

      Myringoscope

    • C. 

      Myringoplasty

    • D. 

      Myringotomy

  • 6. 
    A/an ______ is an instrument used to measure hearing
    • A. 

      Otoscope

    • B. 

      Audiometer

    • C. 

      Audiphone

    • D. 

      Myringoscope

  • 7. 
    Drooping of the upper eyelid is called:
    • A. 

      Blepharoptosis

    • B. 

      Chalazion

    • C. 

      Blepharitis

    • D. 

      Conjunctivitis

  • 8. 
    The thin film of neurons in the back of the eye that contains photoreceptors known as rods and cones is the:
    • A. 

      Retina

    • B. 

      Sclera

    • C. 

      Choroid

    • D. 

      Cornea

  • 9. 
    The suffix '-cusis' means:
    • A. 

      Voice

    • B. 

      Sound

    • C. 

      Noise

    • D. 

      Hearing condition

  • 10. 
    Myopia:
    • A. 

      Nearsightedness

    • B. 

      Strabismus

    • C. 

      Farsightedness

    • D. 

      Astigmatism

  • 11. 
    The medical term tympanoplasty means:
    • A. 

      Surgical repair of the tympanic membrane

    • B. 

      A procedure that evaluated tympanic membrane elasticity

    • C. 

      Incision into the mastoid process

    • D. 

      Excision of the stapes

  • 12. 
    A localized swelling at the edge of an eyelid caused by obstruction of a meibomian gland is known as:
    • A. 

      Conjunctivitis

    • B. 

      Chalazion

    • C. 

      Hordeolum

    • D. 

      Sty

  • 13. 
    The medical term for impaired hearing is:
    • A. 

      Presbycusis

    • B. 

      Paracusis

    • C. 

      Anacusis

    • D. 

      Otopathy

  • 14. 
    The combining form which means lens is:
    • A. 

      Phac/o

    • B. 

      Corne/o

    • C. 

      Kerat/o

    • D. 

      Scler/o

  • 15. 
    A combining form for cornea is:
    • A. 

      Scler/o

    • B. 

      Ocul/o

    • C. 

      Kerat/o

    • D. 

      Choroid/o

  • 16. 
    Excessive buildup of ear wax in the external auditory canal is:
    • A. 

      Tinnitus

    • B. 

      Vertigo

    • C. 

      Ceruminoma

    • D. 

      Cerumen impaction

  • 17. 
    The medical term for earache is:
    • A. 

      Otitis

    • B. 

      Otic

    • C. 

      Mastoidalgia

    • D. 

      Otodynia

  • 18. 
    The word root "dacry" means:
    • A. 

      Tear

    • B. 

      Hard

    • C. 

      Point

    • D. 

      Glassy

  • 19. 
    An unusual intolerance of light is known as:
    • A. 

      Strabismus

    • B. 

      Aphakia

    • C. 

      Photophobia

    • D. 

      Photocoagulation

  • 20. 
    The medical term for farsightedness is:
    • A. 

      Presbyopia

    • B. 

      Myopia

    • C. 

      Hyperopia

    • D. 

      Asthenopia

  • 21. 
    Which medical term is spelled correctly?
    • A. 

      Enucleation

    • B. 

      Astygmatism

    • C. 

      Nyctolopia

    • D. 

      Opthalmorrhagia

  • 22. 
    The medical term for normal vision is:
    • A. 

      Myopia

    • B. 

      Emmetropia

    • C. 

      Hyperopia

    • D. 

      Presbytropia

  • 23. 
    The word root 'presby' means:
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Soft

    • C. 

      Hard

    • D. 

      Old

  • 24. 
    Otitis media is defined as inflammation of the:
    • A. 

      Mastoid process

    • B. 

      Eardrum

    • C. 

      Labyrinth

    • D. 

      Middle ear

  • 25. 
    The patient with glaucoma underwent an incision into his iris with a laser to allow the aqueous humor to drain from the anterior chamber. This is known as:
    • A. 

      Iridectomy

    • B. 

      Iridotomy

    • C. 

      Strabotomy

    • D. 

      Blepharoplasty

  • 26. 
    Which part is located in the inner ear?
    • A. 

      Malleus

    • B. 

      Stapes

    • C. 

      Cochlea

    • D. 

      Auricle

  • 27. 
    A ringing sound in the ear is called:
    • A. 

      Tympanitis

    • B. 

      Vertigo

    • C. 

      Presbycusis

    • D. 

      Tinnitus

  • 28. 
    The medical term which means eyestrain is:
    • A. 

      Asthenopia

    • B. 

      Ophthalmalgia

    • C. 

      Emmetropia

    • D. 

      Astigmatism

  • 29. 
    Dryness of the conjunctiva is called:
    • A. 

      Chalazion

    • B. 

      Xenophthalmia

    • C. 

      Xerophthalmia

    • D. 

      Stye

  • 30. 
    The combining form "acoust" means:
    • A. 

      Ear

    • B. 

      Hearing

    • C. 

      Air

    • D. 

      Sound

  • 31. 
    The thin sheet of cells that covers the anterior surface of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid is the:
    • A. 

      Vascular layer

    • B. 

      Conjunctiva

    • C. 

      Choroid

    • D. 

      Retina

  • 32. 
    The client complains of a sensation of dizziness. The health care worker should chart that the client is experiencing:
    • A. 

      Vertigo

    • B. 

      Paracusis

    • C. 

      Tinnitus

    • D. 

      Otosclerosis

  • 33. 
    Repair of a detached retina, in which a portion of the sclera is resected and an implant inserted, is:
    • A. 

      Iridectomy

    • B. 

      Scleral buckling

    • C. 

      Vitrectomy

    • D. 

      Strabotomy

  • 34. 
    The medical term for poor vision at night or in dim light is
    • A. 

      Retinoblastoma

    • B. 

      Amblyopia

    • C. 

      Myopia

    • D. 

      Nyctalopia

  • 35. 
    Abnormal drainage from the ear is known as:
    • A. 

      Otopathy

    • B. 

      Otorrhea

    • C. 

      Otorrhagia

    • D. 

      Otalgia

  • 36. 
    The general term for a disease of the eye is:
    • A. 

      Oculomycosis

    • B. 

      Astigmatism

    • C. 

      Ophthalmopathy

    • D. 

      Retinopathy

  • 37. 
    The ring of smooth muscle that forms the colored part of the eye is the:
    • A. 

      Sclera

    • B. 

      Pupil

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Iris

  • 38. 
    Channel between the middle ear and the nasopharynx:
    • A. 

      Labyrinth

    • B. 

      Organ of Corti

    • C. 

      Eustacian tube

    • D. 

      Oval window

  • 39. 
    The medical term for any disease of the ear is:
    • A. 

      Otalgia

    • B. 

      Otorrhea

    • C. 

      Otopathy

    • D. 

      Otosclerosis

  • 40. 
    The meaning of palpebr/o is:
    • A. 

      Eyelid

    • B. 

      Cornea

    • C. 

      Optic disc

    • D. 

      Tear gland

  • 41. 
    The medical term for total hearing loss is:
    • A. 

      Presbycusis

    • B. 

      Anacusis

    • C. 

      Otopathy

    • D. 

      Paracusis

  • 42. 
    The suffix "-opia" means
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Fear

    • D. 

      Vision

  • 43. 
    The definition of stapedectomy is:
    • A. 

      Excition of the stapes to restore hearing

    • B. 

      Incision into the mastoid process

    • C. 

      Incision into the tympanic membrane to relieve pressure in the middle ear

    • D. 

      Excision of the labyrinth from the temporal bone

  • 44. 
    Involuntary, rhythmic movements of the eye are known as:
    • A. 

      Scotoma

    • B. 

      Nystagmus

    • C. 

      Strabismus

    • D. 

      Pterygium

  • 45. 
    A cataract is:
    • A. 

      A reduction of transparency of the lens

    • B. 

      An inflammation of the iris

    • C. 

      An abnormal blind spot in vision

    • D. 

      A condition of white in the pupil

  • 46. 
    Excision of the labyrinth is known as
    • A. 

      Labyrinthectomy

    • B. 

      Tympanoplasty

    • C. 

      Myringotomy

    • D. 

      Mastoidectomy

  • 47. 
    One who specializes in disorders of hearing is called a/an:
    • A. 

      Otorhinolaryngologist

    • B. 

      Otolaryngologist

    • C. 

      Audiologist

    • D. 

      Laryngologist

  • 48. 
    All of the following are ossicles of the middle ear except:
    • A. 

      Stapes

    • B. 

      Malleus

    • C. 

      Utricle

    • D. 

      Incus