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  • 1. 

    A-, an-, for example, anorexia: ___.

    • A.

      Without

    • B.

      Down from

    • C.

      Away from

    • D.

      Decreasing

    Correct Answer
    A. Without
    Explanation
    The prefix "an-" in the word "anorexia" means "without." Anorexia is a condition characterized by an extreme loss of appetite or aversion to food. Therefore, the correct answer is "Without," as it accurately describes the meaning of the prefix in the given word.

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  • 2. 

    Ad-, for example, additive:  ___.

    • A.

      Toward, to , at

    • B.

      From

    • C.

      Away

    • D.

      Decreasing

    Correct Answer
    A. Toward, to , at
    Explanation
    The prefix "ad-" is commonly used to indicate movement or direction towards something. In this case, the word "additive" refers to something that is added or contributes to something else. Therefore, the correct answer is "Toward, to, at" as these prepositions indicate movement or direction towards a particular point or location.

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  • 3. 

    Ambi-, for example, ambilateral:  ____

    • A.

      Additional

    • B.

      Reducing

    • C.

      Confusing

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    D. Both
    Explanation
    The prefix "ambi-" means "both" or "both sides." Therefore, when combined with the word "lateral," it forms the word "ambilateral," which means having or pertaining to both sides. The given answer "Both" accurately reflects this meaning.

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  • 4. 

    Angio-, for example, angiofibrosis:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to

    • B.

      To a vessel

    • C.

      Against

    • D.

      Differentiated from

    Correct Answer
    B. To a vessel
    Explanation
    The prefix "angio-" is used to indicate something related to blood vessels. In the example "angiofibrosis," the term refers to the fibrosis or scarring of blood vessels. Therefore, the correct answer is "To a vessel."

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  • 5. 

    Antero-, for example, anteromedian:  ____.

    • A.

      In front of

    • B.

      Away from

    • C.

      Down from

    • D.

      Relating to

    Correct Answer
    A. In front of
    Explanation
    The prefix "antero-" means "in front of" or "before." Therefore, when combined with "median," which refers to the middle or center, the term "anteromedian" would mean "in front of the middle" or "in front of the center."

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  • 6. 

    Apo-, for example, apocleisis:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to

    • B.

      Many

    • C.

      Up, toward

    • D.

      Away from, off

    Correct Answer
    A. Relating to
    Explanation
    The prefix "apo-" is used to indicate something that is related to or connected with a particular subject or topic. In the given example, "apocleisis" is a term that refers to the process of cell death. Therefore, it can be inferred that "apo-" in this context means "relating to" cell death.

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  • 7. 

    Arthro-, for example, arthropathy: ___.

    • A.

      Relation to the legs

    • B.

      Relation to the joints

    • C.

      Relation to the neck

    • D.

      Relation to an arthritic condidtion

    Correct Answer
    B. Relation to the joints
    Explanation
    The prefix "arthro-" is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to joints. In the given example, "arthropathy" is a term that means a disease or disorder affecting the joints. Therefore, the correct answer is "Relation to the joints."

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  • 8. 

    Bi-, for example, bilateral:  ____.

    • A.

      Together

    • B.

      Pertaining to

    • C.

      Good

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    D. Two
    Explanation
    The prefix "bi-" in words like bilateral indicates the meaning of "two". Therefore, the correct answer is "Two".

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  • 9. 

    Brady-, for example, bradycardia:  ___.

    • A.

      Fast

    • B.

      Slow

    • C.

      On the side of

    • D.

      Head

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow
    Explanation
    The word "brady-" is a prefix that is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate something slow. For example, "bradycardia" refers to a slow heart rate. Therefore, the correct answer is "Slow" because it is the opposite of "Fast" and aligns with the meaning of the prefix "brady-".

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  • 10. 

    Carcino-, for example carcinogen:  ____.

    • A.

      Pertaining to additives

    • B.

      Pertaining to poisons

    • C.

      Pertaining to a reduction

    • D.

      Pertaining to cancer

    Correct Answer
    D. Pertaining to cancer
    Explanation
    The prefix "carcino-" is derived from the Greek word "karkinos," which means cancer. Therefore, words that contain this prefix, such as "carcinogen," are related to cancer. Hence, the correct answer is "Pertaining to cancer."

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  • 11. 

    Cata-, for example, catabolism:  ____.

    • A.

      Toward

    • B.

      Downward, against

    • C.

      Deriving from

    • D.

      Within, inner

    Correct Answer
    B. Downward, against
    Explanation
    The prefix "cata-" is commonly used in words related to breaking down or decomposing, such as "catabolism" which refers to the breakdown of molecules in living organisms. The word "downward" implies a movement or direction towards the bottom or lower position, which aligns with the idea of breaking down or descending. The word "against" suggests a resistance or opposition, which can be associated with the concept of breaking down or opposing something. Therefore, "downward, against" is a suitable explanation for the given answer.

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  • 12. 

    Cephalo-, for example, cephalogram:  ____.

    • A.

      Neck

    • B.

      Shoulder

    • C.

      Trunk of body

    • D.

      Head

    Correct Answer
    D. Head
    Explanation
    The prefix "cephalo-" refers to the head. A cephalogram is a diagnostic image of the head, specifically the skull and its surrounding structures. Therefore, the correct answer is head.

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  • 13. 

    Chiro- for example, chiroplasty:  ____.

    • A.

      Pertaining to the hand

    • B.

      Pertaining to the neck

    • C.

      Pertaining to the body

    • D.

      Pertaining to the head

    Correct Answer
    A. Pertaining to the hand
    Explanation
    The prefix "chiro-" is derived from the Greek word "cheir" which means hand. Therefore, when combined with "-plasty" which means surgical repair or reconstruction, "chiroplasty" refers to a surgical procedure performed on the hand.

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  • 14. 

    Circum-, for example, circumcorneal:  ____.

    • A.

      Under

    • B.

      Beneath

    • C.

      Above

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    D. Around
    Explanation
    The prefix "circum-" means around or surrounding. Therefore, the word "circumcorneal" refers to something that is around or surrounding the cornea.

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  • 15. 

    Contra-, for example, contraindicated:  ____.

    • A.

      Without

    • B.

      Around

    • C.

      Above

    • D.

      Against, opposite

    Correct Answer
    D. Against, opposite
    Explanation
    The prefix "contra-" means against or opposite. Therefore, when a word is formed with this prefix, it implies that the action or condition is going against or is opposite to something. In this case, the word "contraindicated" means that a certain action or treatment is not recommended or advised due to its potential harm or opposite effect. Thus, the correct answer is "Against, opposite."

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  • 16. 

    Crano-, for example, craniotomy:  ____.

    • A.

      Pertaining to the neck

    • B.

      Pertaining to the spinal cord

    • C.

      Pertaining to the head

    • D.

      Pertaining to the lower back

    Correct Answer
    C. Pertaining to the head
    Explanation
    The prefix "crano-" refers to the head. Therefore, when combined with the suffix "-tomy" (which means incision or cutting into), the term "craniotomy" specifically refers to a surgical procedure that involves making an incision into the skull, typically to access the brain.

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  • 17. 

    Cyto-, for example, cytolysis:  ____.

    • A.

      Relation to a cell

    • B.

      Relation to life

    • C.

      Relation to a limb

    • D.

      A cleansing

    Correct Answer
    A. Relation to a cell
    Explanation
    The prefix "cyto-" is derived from the Greek word "kutos" which means "cell." Therefore, "cyto-" is related to a cell. In the example given, "cytolysis" refers to the destruction or bursting of a cell, further emphasizing the relation to a cell.

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  • 18. 

    Derm-, for example, dermatitis

    • A.

      Pertaining to the skin

    • B.

      Pertaining to the lower intestine

    • C.

      Relating to germs

    • D.

      Pertaining to the skull

    Correct Answer
    A. Pertaining to the skin
    Explanation
    The prefix "derm-" is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to the skin. In this case, the word "dermatitis" is mentioned, which is an inflammation of the skin. Therefore, the correct answer is "Pertaining to the skin."

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  • 19. 

    Di-, for example, diarthric:  ____.

    • A.

      Through

    • B.

      A cutting of

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Double, twice

    Correct Answer
    D. Double, twice
    Explanation
    The prefix "di-" means double or twice. In the word "diarthric," the prefix "di-" is used to indicate that the condition or structure it is referring to is double or occurs in pairs. Therefore, the correct answer is "Double, twice."

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  • 20. 

    Dys-, for example, dysphasia:  ____.

    • A.

      Away from

    • B.

      Down from

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Painful, difficult

    Correct Answer
    D. Painful, difficult
    Explanation
    The prefix "dys-" is commonly used to indicate something that is painful or difficult. In the example "dysphasia," it refers to a condition where there is difficulty or impairment in speech or language. Therefore, the correct answer is "Painful, difficult."

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  • 21. 

    Em-, en-, for example, embolic:  ____.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Outside of

    • C.

      Around

    • D.

      Through

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The prefix "em-" or "en-" in words like "embolic" indicates a state of being within or inside something. Therefore, the correct answer is "In."

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  • 22. 

    Endo-, for example, endocarditis:  ____.

    • A.

      Within, inner

    • B.

      Exterior to

    • C.

      Pertaining to

    • D.

      Above

    Correct Answer
    A. Within, inner
    Explanation
    The prefix "endo-" refers to something that is inside or within. In the example of "endocarditis," it is the inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. Therefore, the correct answer is "Within, inner."

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  • 23. 

    Epi-, for example, epidermatitis:  ____.

    • A.

      Above, upon, over

    • B.

      Below

    • C.

      Through

    • D.

      Surrounding

    Correct Answer
    A. Above, upon, over
    Explanation
    The prefix "epi-" in medical terms refers to something that is located above or upon a certain body part or structure. In the given example, "epidermatitis" refers to the inflammation of the skin, indicating that the condition affects the outermost layer of the skin, which is above or upon the deeper layers. Therefore, the correct answer options are "above," "upon," and "over." These words all convey the idea of something being positioned higher or on top of something else.

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  • 24. 

    Firbro-, for example, fibrocarcinoma: ____.

    • A.

      Pertaining to a large mass

    • B.

      Pertaining to a fiber

    • C.

      Pertaining to a softening

    • D.

      Pertaining to diluting

    Correct Answer
    B. Pertaining to a fiber
    Explanation
    The term "fibro-" in medical terminology refers to fibers or fibrous tissue. Therefore, when combining "fibro-" with "carcinoma," which means cancerous tumor, it creates the term "fibrocarcinoma" which pertains to a tumor that is composed of fibrous tissue.

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  • 25. 

    Glyco-, for example, glycosuria:  ____.

    • A.

      Relation to sweetness

    • B.

      Relation to the head

    • C.

      A diminution or decrease

    • D.

      Relation to the stomach

    Correct Answer
    A. Relation to sweetness
    Explanation
    The prefix "glyco-" is derived from the Greek word "glykys" which means sweet. Therefore, when we see the term "glycosuria," we can infer that it is related to sweetness. "Glycosuria" specifically refers to the presence of sugar in the urine, which can occur in conditions like diabetes. This indicates that the correct answer is "Relation to sweetness."

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  • 26. 

    Hema-, hemo-, for example, hemorrhage:  ____.

    • A.

      Pertaining to the liver

    • B.

      Pertaining to the pancreas

    • C.

      Pertaining to the ductless glands

    • D.

      Pertaining to the blood

    Correct Answer
    D. Pertaining to the blood
    Explanation
    The prefix "hema-" or "hemo-" is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to blood. Therefore, the word "hemorrhage" which means excessive bleeding, is related to blood.

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  • 27. 

    Hepato-, for example, hepatitis:  ____.

    • A.

      Lung

    • B.

      Liver

    • C.

      Heart

    • D.

      Limb

    Correct Answer
    B. Liver
    Explanation
    The prefix "hepato-" refers to the liver, and the example given, hepatitis, is a condition that specifically affects the liver. Therefore, the correct answer is "Liver."

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  • 28. 

    Hydro-, for example, hydrocyst:  ____.

    • A.

      Lymph

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Bile

    • D.

      Any secretion

    Correct Answer
    B. Water
    Explanation
    The prefix "hydro-" refers to water. Therefore, hydrocyst would mean a cyst filled with water.

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  • 29. 

    Hypno-, for example, hypnotherapy:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to water

    • B.

      Relating to a drainage

    • C.

      Relating to sleep

    • D.

      Relating to depression

    Correct Answer
    C. Relating to sleep
    Explanation
    The prefix "hypno-" is derived from the Greek word "hypnos" which means sleep. Therefore, words that contain the prefix "hypno-" are usually associated with sleep. In the case of hypnotherapy, it is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis to induce a sleep-like state in order to treat various conditions or issues.

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  • 30. 

    Hystero-, for example, hysterogram:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to the blood

    • B.

      Relating to the cells

    • C.

      Relating to the uterus

    • D.

      A cutting out

    Correct Answer
    C. Relating to the uterus
    Explanation
    The prefix "hystero-" is derived from the Greek word "hystera" which means uterus. Therefore, when we see the term "hysterogram" with the prefix "hystero-", it indicates that it is related to the uterus.

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  • 31. 

    Infra-, for example, infracardiac:  ____.

    • A.

      Above

    • B.

      Beneath, below

    • C.

      Beside of

    • D.

      In the direction of

    Correct Answer
    B. Beneath, below
    Explanation
    The prefix "infra-" means beneath or below. Therefore, when combined with "cardiac," the word "infracardiac" refers to something that is located beneath or below the heart.

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  • 32. 

    Intra-, for example, intracutaneous:  ____.

    • A.

      Within

    • B.

      On the surface

    • C.

      Exterior to

    • D.

      Away from

    Correct Answer
    A. Within
    Explanation
    The prefix "intra-" means "within" or "inside." Therefore, when we see the word "intracutaneous," we can understand that it refers to something happening within the skin. This aligns with the meaning of the prefix "intra-" and is why the correct answer is "Within."

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  • 33. 

    Osteo-, for example, osteoporosis:  ____.

    • A.

      Pertaining to an opening

    • B.

      Pertaining to the bones

    • C.

      Pertaining to the body

    • D.

      Pertaining to the skull

    Correct Answer
    B. Pertaining to the bones
    Explanation
    The prefix "osteo-" refers to bones, as seen in words like osteoporosis. Therefore, the correct answer is "Pertaining to the bones."

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  • 34. 

    Pachy-, for example, pachylosis:  ____.

    • A.

      Thick

    • B.

      Thin

    • C.

      Scattered

    • D.

      Uncoordinated

    Correct Answer
    A. Thick
    Explanation
    The prefix "pachy-" means thick. In the example given, "pachylosis," the word is describing a condition that involves thickening of the skin. Therefore, the correct answer is "Thick."

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  • 35. 

    Para-, for example, paralysis:  ____.

    • A.

      Between

    • B.

      Beneath

    • C.

      Instead of

    • D.

      Beyond, beside

    Correct Answer
    D. Beyond, beside
    Explanation
    The word "para-" is a prefix that means "beyond" or "beside." In the given example, the word "paralysis" refers to the condition of being paralyzed, which is a state that is beyond or beside normal physical movement. Therefore, the correct answer is "Beyond, beside."

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  • 36. 

    Per-, for example, perfusion:  ___.

    • A.

      Through

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      Down from

    • D.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. Through
    Explanation
    The prefix "per-" in words like "perfusion" indicates the meaning of "through." In the context of perfusion, it refers to the process of delivering blood or other fluids through the tissues or organs in the body. Therefore, "through" is the correct answer that accurately represents the meaning of the prefix in this word.

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  • 37. 

    Phlebo- , for example phlebitis:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to an artery

    • B.

      Relating to phlegm

    • C.

      Relating to a vein

    • D.

      Relating to a nephron

    Correct Answer
    C. Relating to a vein
    Explanation
    The word "phlebo-" is derived from the Greek word "phleps" which means vein. Therefore, "phlebo-" is a prefix that is used to indicate something related to veins. In the given example, "phlebitis" refers to the inflammation of a vein. Hence, the correct answer is "Relating to a vein."

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  • 38. 

    Poly- , for example, polycardia:  ____.

    • A.

      Many, much

    • B.

      Happiness

    • C.

      Depressed

    • D.

      Shiny

    Correct Answer
    A. Many, much
    Explanation
    The prefix "poly-" means many or much. In the example given, "polycardia" refers to having an abnormally high number of heartbeats. Therefore, the correct answer is "Many, much" as it accurately reflects the meaning of the prefix in this context.

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  • 39. 

    Pseudo-, for example, pseudodementia:  ____.

    • A.

      Many

    • B.

      Fresh

    • C.

      New

    • D.

      False

    Correct Answer
    D. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "False". In the given sentence, the prefix "pseudo-" is used as an example to explain the term "pseudodementia". The prefix "pseudo-" means false or fake, indicating that the term "pseudodementia" refers to a condition that resembles dementia but is not actually dementia. Therefore, the correct answer is "False" as it accurately describes the meaning of the prefix in the given context.

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  • 40. 

    Pyo-, for example, pyoderma:  ___.

    • A.

      Signifying fire

    • B.

      Signifying pus

    • C.

      Signifying desire for a change

    • D.

      Signifying a deepening

    Correct Answer
    B. Signifying pus
    Explanation
    The prefix "pyo-" is derived from the Greek word "pyon" which means pus. In medical terms, "pyo-" is used to indicate the presence of pus or a condition related to pus. Therefore, in the given example of "pyoderma," the prefix "pyo-" signifies pus, indicating a skin condition characterized by the formation of pus.

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  • 41. 

    Rhino-, for example, rhinoplasty:  ____.

    • A.

      A large beast

    • B.

      Nose

    • C.

      Liver

    • D.

      Kidney

    Correct Answer
    B. Nose
    Explanation
    The prefix "rhino-" is derived from the Greek word "rhis" which means nose. Therefore, words like rhinoplasty are related to the nose.

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  • 42. 

    Tachy - for example, tachycardia:  ____.

    • A.

      Poor taste

    • B.

      Rapid

    • C.

      Slow

    • D.

      Indifferent

    Correct Answer
    B. Rapid
    Explanation
    The term "tachy" is a prefix that indicates something is fast or rapid. In medical terminology, "tachycardia" refers to a rapid heart rate. Therefore, in the given example, "tachy" is used to imply something is rapid.

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  • 43. 

    Uni-, for example, unicellular:  ____.

    • A.

      All

    • B.

      Neither

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. One
    Explanation
    The prefix "uni-" means "one" or "single." In the example given, "unicellular," the prefix is used to describe an organism that consists of only one cell. Therefore, the correct answer is "One."

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  • 44. 

    Intro-, for example, introgastric:  ____.

    • A.

      In, into

    • B.

      On the outside of

    • C.

      Surrounding

    • D.

      Below

    Correct Answer
    A. In, into
    Explanation
    This question is asking for a word that could complete the word "introgastric" in a similar way. The word "intro-" means "inward" or "into," so the correct answer is "into." This would make "introgastric" mean "into the stomach."

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  • 45. 

    Labio - for example, labiocervical:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to the lip

    • B.

      Relating to nearby tissues

    • C.

      Surrounding

    • D.

      Containing

    Correct Answer
    A. Relating to the lip
    Explanation
    The word "labio" is derived from the Latin word for lip, "labium." Therefore, when we see the term "labiocervical," we can understand that it refers to something related to both the lip and the neck. The prefix "labio-" indicates a connection to the lip, so the correct answer is "Relating to the lip."

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  • 46. 

    Mega-, for example, megacardia:  ____.

    • A.

      Large, oversize

    • B.

      Relating to the intestines

    • C.

      Relating to the meninges

    • D.

      Relating to the brain

    Correct Answer
    A. Large, oversize
    Explanation
    The prefix "mega-" means large or oversize. In the word "megacardia," the prefix is used to describe an enlarged or oversized heart. Therefore, the correct answer is "Large, oversize."

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  • 47. 

    Myo-, for example, myocardia infarction:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to an enlargement

    • B.

      Relating to a metastasis

    • C.

      Relating to muscle

    • D.

      Relating to nerve fibers

    Correct Answer
    C. Relating to muscle
    Explanation
    The prefix "myo-" is commonly used to refer to muscles. In the given example, "myocardia infarction," the term "myocardia" refers to the heart muscle, and "infarction" refers to the death of tissue due to a lack of blood supply. Therefore, "myo-" in this context suggests that the term is relating to muscle, specifically the muscle of the heart.

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  • 48. 

    Necro-, for example, necrosis:  ____.

    • A.

      Darkening

    • B.

      Death

    • C.

      Enlargement

    • D.

      Shrinkage

    Correct Answer
    B. Death
    Explanation
    The prefix "necro-" refers to death, as seen in the word "necrosis," which means the death of cells or tissues in a living organism. Therefore, the correct answer is "Death."

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  • 49. 

    Omo-, for example, omodynia:  ____.

    • A.

      Pertaining to the knee joint

    • B.

      Pertaining to the shoulder

    • C.

      A reduction

    • D.

      An unexplained enlargement

    Correct Answer
    B. Pertaining to the shoulder
    Explanation
    The prefix "omo-" is commonly used to refer to the shoulder. Therefore, when combined with the suffix "-dynia," it forms the word "omodynia," which means pain in the shoulder. This is why the correct answer is "Pertaining to the shoulder."

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  • 50. 

    Odont-, for example, odontalgia:  ____.

    • A.

      Relating to the teeth

    • B.

      Relating to the upper back

    • C.

      Relating to the spine

    • D.

      Relating to an opening

    Correct Answer
    A. Relating to the teeth
    Explanation
    The word "odont-" is a combining form that pertains to teeth. The example "odontalgia" refers to tooth pain or a toothache. Therefore, the correct answer is "Relating to the teeth."

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