Appropriate Medical Phrasing Test

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Appropriate Medical Phrasing Test - Quiz


I believe these 15 questions will help you to choose the correct words or phrases while writing a medical note.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Select the most appropriate one for "makes worse".

    • A.

      Decreases

    • B.

      Exacerbates

    • C.

      Deteriorates

    • D.

      Alleviates

    Correct Answer
    B. Exacerbates
    Explanation
    The word "exacerbates" means to make a situation, problem, or condition worse or more severe. Therefore, it is the most appropriate choice for the term "makes worse" as it directly implies the act of worsening or intensifying something.

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  • 2. 

    Appropriate phrase for "moves to other areas"

    • A.

      Turns to

    • B.

      Radiates

    • C.

      Extends

    • D.

      Diverges

    Correct Answer
    B. Radiates
    Explanation
    The appropriate phrase for "moves to other areas" is "radiates". This implies that something is spreading outwards from a central point, indicating movement to different areas.

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  • 3. 

    What could be an appropriate phrase in case of the medical record for "getting better"?

    • A.

      Improving

    • B.

      Deteriorating

    • C.

      Resolving

    • D.

      Doing well

    Correct Answer
    A. Improving
    Explanation
    The appropriate phrase in the case of a medical record for "getting better" would be "improving." This term suggests that the condition or symptoms are gradually improving. 

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  • 4. 

    Select a proper phrasing for "getting worse"

    • A.

      Progressively worsening

    • B.

      Gradually worsening

    • C.

      Worsening

    • D.

      I am dying

    Correct Answer
    A. Progressively worsening
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "progressively worsening" because it accurately conveys the idea of something gradually getting worse over time. The term "progressively" suggests a continuous and incremental decline, while "worsening" emphasizes the negative aspect of the situation. This phrasing is more appropriate and professional compared to the other options provided.

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  • 5. 

    What you may write instead of "along with the chief complaint"?

    • A.

      Besides

    • B.

      Additional

    • C.

      Associated with

    • D.

      Along with is correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Associated with
    Explanation
    The phrase "associated with" can be used instead of "along with the chief complaint" to indicate that something is connected or linked to the main issue being discussed. It suggests that there is a relationship or correlation between the two.

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  • 6. 

    Patient reports having thyroid problem What would you write instead of "problem"?

    • A.

      Disease

    • B.

      Condition

    • C.

      Deformity

    • D.

      Malfunction

    Correct Answer
    B. Condition
    Explanation
    In this context, "problem" is used to refer to a general issue or concern related to the thyroid. "Condition" is a more specific term that accurately describes the state or status of the thyroid. It suggests that there may be an abnormality or imbalance in the functioning of the thyroid gland. The term "condition" is commonly used in medical contexts to describe various health issues, making it the most appropriate alternative to replace "problem" in this case.

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  • 7. 

    Replace the phrase "always there".

    • A.

      Constant

    • B.

      Stick to

    • C.

      Localized

    • D.

      Baseline

    Correct Answer
    A. Constant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "constant". This word is the most suitable replacement for the phrase "always there". "Constant" means something that remains the same or doesn't change. It implies a consistent presence or occurrence, just like the phrase "always there". Therefore, "constant" is the best choice among the given options.

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  • 8. 

    What could I write here in lieu of "given medication"?

    • A.

      Recommended

    • B.

      Prescribed

    • C.

      Advised

    • D.

      As patient's wish

    Correct Answer
    B. Prescribed
    Explanation
    The word "prescribed" is the correct answer because it means that the medication was officially ordered or recommended by a healthcare professional. This implies that the medication was given based on a specific diagnosis or medical condition, rather than being chosen by the patient themselves or simply advised or recommended.

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  • 9. 

    Patient's recent lab work shows elevated blood pressure with severe neck pain. Change the word "shows" to a more appropriate one.

    • A.

      Shows

    • B.

      Suggests

    • C.

      Indicates

    • D.

      Regulates

    Correct Answer
    C. Indicates
    Explanation
    The word "indicates" is a more appropriate choice because it suggests that the patient's recent lab work is pointing towards or suggesting the presence of elevated blood pressure and severe neck pain. This word implies a stronger connection between the lab work and the symptoms, indicating a potential cause-effect relationship.

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  • 10. 

    If a patient is curious about a specific medication or procedure what could you write replacing "curious" into a more appropriate one?

    • A.

      Inquires

    • B.

      Wants

    • C.

      Asks

    • D.

      Inquires to

    Correct Answer
    A. Inquires
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "inquires." This is a more appropriate word to use because it implies that the patient is seeking information or wanting to know more about a specific medication or procedure. It suggests a sense of curiosity and interest in learning, rather than simply wanting or asking for something.

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  • 11. 

    Change the phrase to a correct one cause of symptoms

    • A.

      Related to

    • B.

      Caused by

    • C.

      Triggered by

    • D.

      Increased by

    Correct Answer
    C. Triggered by
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "triggered by." This phrase suggests that the symptoms are brought about or set off by something specific. It implies that there is a direct connection between the cause and the symptoms, indicating that the symptoms are a result of an external factor or event.

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  • 12. 

    I do not want to see an ENT specialist again. It makes me sad and frightened. What would you write for "do not want to" in HPI?

    • A.

      Denies

    • B.

      Rejects

    • C.

      Indifferent

    • D.

      Declines

    Correct Answer
    D. Declines
    Explanation
    The term "declines" accurately reflects the patient's decision or choice to not see an ENT specialist again. It suggests a deliberate refusal or rejection of the idea, indicating a strong preference to avoid the experience due to negative emotions associated with it.

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  • 13. 

    Don't know the cause Choose the correct one

    • A.

      Unknown etiology

    • B.

      No one knows

    • C.

      Haven't discovered yet

    • D.

      Unspecified etiology

    Correct Answer
    D. Unspecified etiology
    Explanation
    The term "unspecified etiology" refers to a condition or disease where the cause is not known or has not been identified yet. It means that despite research and investigation, the exact reason behind the condition remains unknown. This could be due to various factors such as limited knowledge, lack of evidence, or complexity of the condition.

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  • 14. 

    Patient elects to be at the lower dosage. Change the phrase lower dosage

    • A.

      Conservative treatment

    • B.

      Restricted treatment

    • C.

      Conservative dosage

    • D.

      Tight dosage

    Correct Answer
    A. Conservative treatment
    Explanation
    The phrase "lower dosage" implies that the patient has chosen to undergo a conservative treatment approach. This means that they have opted for a treatment plan that involves using a lower dose of medication or a less invasive procedure. By electing for conservative treatment, the patient is likely prioritizing minimizing potential risks and side effects associated with more aggressive or higher dosage treatments.

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  • 15. 

    The patient adds he hasn't seen anyone for a couple of months In HPI which phrase would be appropriate for "a couple of months"

    • A.

      For a long time

    • B.

      For a long period

    • C.

      Few months

    • D.

      For months

    Correct Answer
    C. Few months
    Explanation
    The phrase "a couple of months" indicates a specific duration of time, which is not very long but still more than just a few weeks. Therefore, the most appropriate phrase to describe this duration in the HPI (History of Present Illness) would be "few months".

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