NCCT Quiz On Medical Terminology! Trivia

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NCCT Quiz On Medical Terminology! Trivia

It is important to understand and use medical terms correctly if you are planning on becoming a medical practitioner; the key to understanding medical terms is focusing on their components. Do you wish to test out how well you understand them before the NCCT exams? Then the test below is perfect for you, give it a try and test yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    THE SUFFIX -emia MEANS?
    • A. 

      BLOOD

    • B. 

      ERUDITE

    • C. 

      HEMATEMESIS

    • D. 

      CONDITION OF THE URINE

  • 2. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR EXPANDING OR OPENING WIDER IS?
    • A. 

      DYSURIA

    • B. 

      DEFAMATION

    • C. 

      DILATE

    • D. 

      ATELECTASIS

  • 3. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR URINALYSIS IS?
    • A. 

      UA

    • B. 

      UN

    • C. 

      HYSTERO

    • D. 

      URINO

  • 4. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR GROUPS OF CELLS WITH THE SAME FUNCTION IS?
    • A. 

      HORMONE

    • B. 

      ARTERY

    • C. 

      SYSTEM

    • D. 

      TISSUE

  • 5. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR THE BASIC UNIT OF BODY STRUCTURE IS?
    • A. 

      VEIN

    • B. 

      TISSUE

    • C. 

      CELL

    • D. 

      ORGAN

  • 6. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR BELOW OR LOW IS?
    • A. 

      HUC

    • B. 

      Hyper

    • C. 

      Hypo

    • D. 

      Post or p

  • 7. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR THE TIME WHEN MENSTRUATION BEGINS IS?
    • A. 

      MENOPAUSE

    • B. 

      PUBERTY

    • C. 

      MENARCHE

    • D. 

      PERIOD

  • 8. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR THE TIME WHEN MENSTRUATION STOPS IS?
    • A. 

      REFLEX

    • B. 

      GROWTH

    • C. 

      MENOPAUSE

    • D. 

      MENARCHE

  • 9. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR GASTROINTESTINAL IS?
    • A. 

      Gtt OR G.T.T.

    • B. 

      Gyn. OR G.Y.N.

    • C. 

      GI OR G.I.

    • D. 

      Abd.

  • 10. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR AN INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT IS?
    • A. 

      GROWTH

    • B. 

      REFLEX

    • C. 

      PUBERTY

    • D. 

      STRETCHING

  • 11. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR PARALYSIS FROM THE WAIST DOWN IS?
    • A. 

      COMA

    • B. 

      QUADRIPLEGIA

    • C. 

      DISASTER

    • D. 

      PARAPLEGIA

  • 12. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR PARALYSIS FROM THE NECK DOWN IS?
    • A. 

      PARAPLEGIA

    • B. 

      QUADRIPLEGIA

    • C. 

      HEMIPLEGIA

    • D. 

      STROKE

  • 13. 
    THE MEDICAL ABBREVIATION FOR BY MOUTH IS?
    • A. 

      Po

    • B. 

      PMC or P.M.C.

    • C. 

      Pc

    • D. 

      Per

  • 14. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR DRESSING IS?
    • A. 

      Dsg

    • B. 

      Ds

    • C. 

      DSM

    • D. 

      DSS

  • 15. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR PARALYSIS ON ONE SIDE OF THE BODY IS?
    • A. 

      PARAPLEGIA

    • B. 

      COMA

    • C. 

      HEMIPLEGIA

    • D. 

      QUADRIPLEGIA

  • 16. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR CIRCULAR MOVEMENT AROUND A CENTRAL POINT IS?
    • A. 

      EXTENSION

    • B. 

      ROTATION

    • C. 

      ABDUCTION

    • D. 

      DORSIFLEXION

  • 17. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR TURNING THE PALM FORWARD, AS APPLIED TO THE HAND IS?
    • A. 

      EXTENSION

    • B. 

      FLEXION

    • C. 

      SUPINATION

    • D. 

      ADDUCTION

  • 18. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR A DECREASE IN SIZE OR A WASTING IS?
    • A. 

      PRONATION

    • B. 

      ATROPHY

    • C. 

      PLANTAR FLEXION

    • D. 

      ABDUCTION

  • 19. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR STRAIGHTENING OF A BODY PART IS?
    • A. 

      EXTENSION

    • B. 

      FLEXION

    • C. 

      DORSIFLEXION

    • D. 

      PRONATION

  • 20. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR POSTPRANDIAL BLOOD SUGAR IS?
    • A. 

      Pp

    • B. 

      Pre

    • C. 

      PPBS

    • D. 

      Post or p

  • 21. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR MOVING A BODY PART AWAY FROM THE BODY IS?
    • A. 

      ROTATION

    • B. 

      ABDUCTION

    • C. 

      DORSIFLEXION

    • D. 

      PRONATION

  • 22. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR BENDING A BODY PART IS?
    • A. 

      DORSIFLEXION

    • B. 

      EXTERNAL ROTATION

    • C. 

      FLEXION

    • D. 

      RANGE-OF-MOTION

  • 23. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR TURNING THE PALM BACKWARD IS?
    • A. 

      PRONATION

    • B. 

      ADDUCTION

    • C. 

      EXTERNAL ROTATION

    • D. 

      SUPINATION

  • 24. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR BENDING BACKWARD IS?
    • A. 

      CONTRACTURE

    • B. 

      DORSIFLEXION

    • C. 

      HYPEREXTENSION

    • D. 

      EXTENSION

  • 25. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR THE ABNORMAL SHORTENING OF A MUSCLE IS?
    • A. 

      ADDUCTION

    • B. 

      EXTENSION

    • C. 

      CONTRACTURE

    • D. 

      FLEXION

  • 26. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR MOVING A BODY PART TOWARD THE MIDLINE OF THE BODY IS?
    • A. 

      FLEXION

    • B. 

      ABDUCTION

    • C. 

      ADDUCTION

    • D. 

      CONTRACTURE

  • 27. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR LABORATORY IS?
    • A. 

      Lab

    • B. 

      L

    • C. 

      Lbb

    • D. 

      Lbt

  • 28. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR DISCONTINUE IS?
    • A. 

      DD

    • B. 

      D. & C. or D & C

    • C. 

      DX

    • D. 

      D/c

  • 29. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR BEDTIME OR HOUR OF SLEEP IS?
    • A. 

      Ht

    • B. 

      B.m. or B.M.

    • C. 

      Hs

    • D. 

      BSC or bsc

  • 30. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR ABOVE OR HIGH IS?
    • A. 

      Hyper

    • B. 

      Approx

    • C. 

      Hypo

    • D. 

      HS or hs

  • 31. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR HOUR IS?
    • A. 

      Ht

    • B. 

      HS or hs

    • C. 

      Ord

    • D. 

      Hr or h

  • 32. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM IS?
    • A. 

      EEG

    • B. 

      EKG

    • C. 

      ECG

    • D. 

      E

  • 33. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR PAPANICOLAOU SMEAR IS?
    • A. 

      Pap smear

    • B. 

      PS

    • C. 

      PPSM

    • D. 

      P smear

  • 34. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR CANCER IS?
    • A. 

      Cc or c.c.

    • B. 

      CCU or C.C.U.

    • C. 

      CA

    • D. 

      C/O OR c/o

  • 35. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR LOSS OF APPETITE IS?
    • A. 

      DEHYDRATION

    • B. 

      EDEMA

    • C. 

      ANOREXIA

    • D. 

      NUTRIENT

  • 36. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR TUBE FEEDING IS?
    • A. 

      IV

    • B. 

      Gavage

    • C. 

      IVN

    • D. 

      Esophageal introduction

  • 37. 
    THE MEDICAL TERM FOR SUGAR IN THE URINE IS?
    • A. 

      GLUCOSURIA

    • B. 

      KETONE BODY

    • C. 

      ACETONE

    • D. 

      CATHETER

  • 38. 
    THE COMMON TERM FOR A DECUBITUS ULCER; A PRESSURE SORE IS?
    • A. 

      BLISTER

    • B. 

      PIMPLE

    • C. 

      FEVER BLISTER

    • D. 

      BEDSORE

  • 39. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR TEMPERATURE, PULSE, AND RESPIRATION IS?
    • A. 

      Temp

    • B. 

      TPR

    • C. 

      Trfc

    • D. 

      Vtls

  • 40. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT PHLEBO MEANS?
    • A. 

      VEIN

    • B. 

      BREATHING

    • C. 

      AIR, LUNGS

    • D. 

      ALONGSIDE OF

  • 41. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT PNEUMO MEANS?
    • A. 

      DISEASE

    • B. 

      AIR, LUNGS

    • C. 

      EYE

    • D. 

      FEAR, DREAD

  • 42. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT ADENO MEANS?
    • A. 

      PAIN

    • B. 

      BOTH

    • C. 

      GLAND

    • D. 

      ANUS

  • 43. 
    THE WORD ELEMENTS ALGIA, ALGESIA REFER TO?
    • A. 

      ARTERY

    • B. 

      PAIN

    • C. 

      AGAINST

    • D. 

      AIR

  • 44. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT CARDIO MEANS?
    • A. 

      GALL

    • B. 

      COLON

    • C. 

      HEART

    • D. 

      CUT

  • 45. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT CRANIO MEANS?
    • A. 

      SKULL

    • B. 

      BLOOD

    • C. 

      COMMON BILE DUCT

    • D. 

      CARTILAGE

  • 46. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT ECTOMY MEANS?
    • A. 

      AIR

    • B. 

      OUTER, ON THE OUTSIDE

    • C. 

      SURGICAL REMOVAL

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 47. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT EMESIS MEANS?
    • A. 

      VOMITING

    • B. 

      KILL

    • C. 

      WEAKNESS

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 48. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT CISE MEANS?
    • A. 

      COLON

    • B. 

      CUT

    • C. 

      TUMOR, SWELLING, HERNIA, SAC

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 49. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT CENTESIS MEANS?
    • A. 

      SLOW

    • B. 

      COMMON BILE DUCT

    • C. 

      CELL

    • D. 

      PUNCTURE

  • 50. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT RENAL MEANS?
    • A. 

      KIDNEY

    • B. 

      FLOW

    • C. 

      NOSE

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 51. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT POST MEANS?
    • A. 

      PUS

    • B. 

      BEFORE

    • C. 

      AFTER

    • D. 

      TOO FEW

  • 52. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT OSIS MEANS?
    • A. 

      TUMOR

    • B. 

      EYE

    • C. 

      CONDITION OF

    • D. 

      EAR

  • 53. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT RHINO MEANS?
    • A. 

      EAR

    • B. 

      NOSE

    • C. 

      THROAT

    • D. 

      EYE

  • 54. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT STOMATO MEANS?
    • A. 

      MOUTH OR THE OSTIUM UTERI

    • B. 

      UPPER INTESTINE

    • C. 

      PSYCHOGENIC SYMPTOMS

    • D. 

      GALLSTONES

  • 55. 
    THE WORD ELEMENT SUPER MEANS?
    • A. 

      GREAT

    • B. 

      ABOVE

    • C. 

      STUDY OF

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 56. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME IS?
    • A. 

      TSS

    • B. 

      Tox

    • C. 

      Tsx

    • D. 

      Txs

  • 57. 
    ERYTHEMA REFERS TO?
    • A. 

      BLUE SKIN

    • B. 

      RED SKIN

    • C. 

      GRAY SKIN

    • D. 

      YELLOW SKIN

  • 58. 
    THE OPPOSITE OF DEEP IS?
    • A. 

      SUPERFICIAL

    • B. 

      LOW

    • C. 

      PROXIMAL

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 59. 
    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS REFERRED TO AS?
    • A. 

      PALPITATION

    • B. 

      HYPERTENSION

    • C. 

      BRADYCARDIA

    • D. 

      TACHYCARDIA

  • 60. 
    NEOPLASM REFERS TO?
    • A. 

      ABOVE

    • B. 

      NEW GROWTH

    • C. 

      CUT INTO

    • D. 

      LIVER

  • 61. 
    THE ABBREVIATION CARB MEANS?
    • A. 

      CARBOLIC

    • B. 

      COMPUTER AIDED SLEEP SYSTEM

    • C. 

      CARBOHYDRATE

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 62. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR CHEIF COMPLAINT IS?
    • A. 

      CC

    • B. 

      Ccom

    • C. 

      Chf

    • D. 

      CCFD

  • 63. 
    THE ABBREVIATION FOR GRAIN IS?
    • A. 

      Gr

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      Gn

    • D. 

      Grn