NCCT ECG Certification Review - Part 1 (Medical Terminology)

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ECG Quizzes & Trivia

In an exam, there are certain terminologies you must be aware of so that you can get the meaning of the question or have a clue on what it answers can be. With the NCCT ECG certification exam just around the corner, the quiz below is designed to help you review some medical terminologies. Give it a try and keep a look out for part two.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A. atrial filter

    • B. 

      B. atrial focus

    • C. 

      C. atrial fibrillation

    • D. 

      D. auto focus

  • 2. 
    Adhesion means the ability to
    • A. 

      A. attach

    • B. 

      B. sit on top

    • C. 

      C. cut through

    • D. 

      D. separate itself

  • 3. 
    NPO is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      A. nothing by mouth

    • B. 

      B. nothing put on

    • C. 

      C. non-protein origin

    • D. 

      D. None of the answers are correct

  • 4. 
    NSR is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      A. normal sinus rhythm

    • B. 

      B. normal sinus rate

    • C. 

      C. non-sinus resonance

    • D. 

      D. All answers are correct

  • 5. 
    CAD is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      A. cardiac abnormality disease

    • B. 

      B. coronary artery disease

    • C. 

      C. coronary abnormality disease

    • D. 

      D. cardiac artery disorder

  • 6. 
    SOB is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      A. sinus or bradycsrdia

    • B. 

      B. serious occlusion / breathing

    • C. 

      C. shortness of breath

    • D. 

      D. None of the answers are correct

  • 7. 
    The medical term that means an obstruction of blood is
    • A. 

      A. hypoxia

    • B. 

      B. angina

    • C. 

      C. ischemia

    • D. 

      D. coagulation

  • 8. 
    A patient who is hypothermic would exhibit a body temperature that is
    • A. 

      A. above normal

    • B. 

      B. below normal

    • C. 

      C. within normal limits

    • D. 

      D. abnormal

  • 9. 
    An axillary temperature is taken
    • A. 

      A. under the tongue

    • B. 

      B. inside the ear

    • C. 

      C. rectally

    • D. 

      D. in the armpit

  • 10. 
    A measurement that is 10mm in length is the same as
    • A. 

      A. 1 liter

    • B. 

      B. 1 centimeter

    • C. 

      C. 1 millimeter

    • D. 

      D. 1 cubic centimeter

  • 11. 
    Pain with sudden onset that is severe in nature is called
    • A. 

      A. acute

    • B. 

      B. chronic

    • C. 

      C. psychosomatic

    • D. 

      D. radiating

  • 12. 
    A patient who is described as afebrile is one who has
    • A. 

      A. a high fever

    • B. 

      B. normal body temperature

    • C. 

      C. been defibrillated

    • D. 

      D. had an adverse reaction

  • 13. 
                       occur(s) when heart muscle cannot get oxygen and the tissue dies
    • A. 

      A. Paroxysmal tachycardia

    • B. 

      B. Myocardial infarction

    • C. 

      C. Cardiac palpitations

    • D. 

      D. Myocarditis

  • 14. 
    When a depolarization wavefront moves perpendicular to a positive electrode, it creates                  on the ECG.
    • A. 

      A. a negative deflection

    • B. 

      B. a positive deflection

    • C. 

      C. electronic noise

    • D. 

      D. equiphasic or isoelectric complexes

  • 15. 
    RBBB is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      A. right bundle branch block

    • B. 

      B. right branch bundle block

    • C. 

      C. right block of bundle branches

    • D. 

      D. resisting bundle branch block

  • 16. 
    Electrode contact in an ECG can be improved by
    • A. 

      A. abrading the akin slightly

    • B. 

      B. cleaning or drying the skin

    • C. 

      C. using a contact medium

    • D. 

      D. All answers are correct

  • 17. 
    VT is the abbreviation for ventricular                          
    • A. 

      A. touching

    • B. 

      B. tachyarrhythmia

    • C. 

      C. tachycardia

    • D. 

      D. transition

  • 18. 
    LAD is the abbreviation for
    • A. 

      A. lateral anterior deviation

    • B. 

      B. left anterior deviation

    • C. 

      C. left axis deviation

    • D. 

      D. lateral axis deviation

  • 19. 
    The abbreviation for medicine is
    • A. 

      A. MD

    • B. 

      B. med

    • C. 

      C. medi

    • D. 

      D. min

  • 20. 
    The abbreviation for medical doctor is
    • A. 

      A. DR

    • B. 

      B. LPN

    • C. 

      C. RN

    • D. 

      D. MD

  • 21. 
    Which of these is an abbreviation for hour?
    • A. 

      A. lit

    • B. 

      B. hs

    • C. 

      C. ho

    • D. 

      D. hr

  • 22. 
    The abbreviation for electroencephalogram is
    • A. 

      A. EEG

    • B. 

      B. ECG

    • C. 

      C. EKG

    • D. 

      D. EECG

  • 23. 
    The abbreviation for temperature, pulse and respiration is
    • A. 

      A. temp

    • B. 

      B. tpr

    • C. 

      C. trfc

    • D. 

      D. vtls

  • 24. 
    The abbreviation for at once or immediately is
    • A. 

      A. Rx

    • B. 

      B. asap

    • C. 

      C. stat

    • D. 

      D. std

  • 25. 
    The abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation is
    • A. 

      A. CBR

    • B. 

      B. CPR

    • C. 

      C. CA

    • D. 

      D. Cath

  • 26. 
    The abbreviation for male is
    • A. 

      A. m

    • B. 

      B. ma

    • C. 

      C. man

    • D. 

      D. M

  • 27. 
    The abbreviation for height is __________
    • A. 

      A. hct

    • B. 

      B. ht

    • C. 

      C. hr

    • D. 

      D. hgt

  • 28. 
    The abbreviation for an intensive care unit is
    • A. 

      A. CCU

    • B. 

      B. ICU

    • C. 

      C. IVU

    • D. 

      D. IVP

  • 29. 
    The abbreviation for arterial blood pressure is
    • A. 

      A. ABP

    • B. 

      B. ABPR

    • C. 

      C. ABR

    • D. 

      D. ARBP

  • 30. 
    The abbreviation for operating room is
    • A. 

      A. UT

    • B. 

      B. OPD

    • C. 

      C. OR

    • D. 

      D. OPR

  • 31. 
     The word element itis means
    • A. 

      A. allergic in nature

    • B. 

      B. inflammation

    • C. 

      C. of the blood

    • D. 

      D. of the urine

  • 32. 
    The word element hema means
    • A. 

      A. blood

    • B. 

      B. tissue

    • C. 

      C. water

    • D. 

      D. bone

  • 33. 
    The word element phlebo means
    • A. 

      A. vein

    • B. 

      B. breath

    • C. 

      C. lungs

    • D. 

      D. artery

  • 34. 
    The word element pneumo means
    • A. 

      A. diseased

    • B. 

      B. air, lungs

    • C. 

      C. bacterial

    • D. 

      D. malignant

  • 35. 
    The word element cardio literally means
    • A. 

      A. circulatory

    • B. 

      B. pumping

    • C. 

      C. heart

    • D. 

      D. pulmonary

  • 36. 
    High blood pressure is referred to as
    • A. 

      A. palpitation

    • B. 

      B. hypertension

    • C. 

      C. bradycardia

    • D. 

      D. tachycardia

  • 37. 
    Stoppage of blood flow is called 
    • A. 

      A. syncope

    • B. 

      B. stasis

    • C. 

      C. thrombosis

    • D. 

      D. clotting

  • 38. 
    An abnormally rapid heart rate, generally anything over 100 beats per minute, is called
    • A. 

      A. paroxysmal tachycardia

    • B. 

      B. heart failure

    • C. 

      C. thrombosis

    • D. 

      D. tachycardia

  • 39. 
    A fluttering of the heart or abnormal rate or rhythm of the heart is called
    • A. 

      A. myocarditis

    • B. 

      B. murmur

    • C. 

      C. palpitation

    • D. 

      D. initial stimulus

  • 40. 
    The inability of the heart muscle to maintain normal circulation is called
    • A. 

      A. myocardial insufficiency

    • B. 

      B. mitral stenosis

    • C. 

      C. myocarditis

    • D. 

      D. abnormal myocardium

  • 41. 
    Another name for the bicuspid valve between the left ventricle and left atrium is the
    • A. 

      A. jugular

    • B. 

      B. tricuspid

    • C. 

      C. mitral

    • D. 

      D. vagus

  • 42. 
     Another name for low blood pressure is ___________
    • A. 

      A. hypertrophy

    • B. 

      B. hypothermia

    • C. 

      C. hypotension

    • D. 

      D. hypoxia

  • 43. 
    The blocking of a blood vessel by a clot is called a(n) ___________
    • A. 

      A. heart block

    • B. 

      B. embolism

    • C. 

      C. edema

    • D. 

      D. hypoxia

  • 44. 
    Swelling due to large amounts of fluid accumulating in tissues is called
    • A. 

      A. an embolism

    • B. 

      B. hemiplegia

    • C. 

      C. edema

    • D. 

      D. varicosity

  • 45. 
     Lack of oxygen in the blood causing blueness of the skin is called __________
    • A. 

      A. aplastic anemia

    • B. 

      B. circulatory aplasia

    • C. 

      C. coronary stasis

    • D. 

      D. cyanosis

  • 46. 
     Labored or difficult breathing is called _________
    • A. 

      A. asthma

    • B. 

      B. respiratory failure

    • C. 

      C. dyspnea

    • D. 

      D. apexia

  • 47. 
    An inflammation of the inner lining of the heart caused by bacteria is called bacterial
    • A. 

      A. septicemia

    • B. 

      B. endometriosis

    • C. 

      C. endocarditis

    • D. 

      D. bradycardia

  • 48. 
     Hardening of the arteries is called
    • A. 

      A. cardiac stasis

    • B. 

      B. arteriostenosis

    • C. 

      C. arteriosclerosis

    • D. 

      D. arteriostenosis

  • 49. 
    An abnormal rhythm of the heart is called
    • A. 

      A. asyncopation

    • B. 

      B. arteriosclerosis

    • C. 

      C. atrial rhythm

    • D. 

      D. arrhythmia

  • 50. 
    A drug that delays clotting of the blood is called a(n)
    • A. 

      A. antibody

    • B. 

      B. antibiotic

    • C. 

      C. clot buster

    • D. 

      D. anticoagulant