Clinical Chapter 2 Quiz 6 (Suffixes M-z)

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Clinical Chapter 2 Quiz 6 (Suffixes M-z)

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  • 1. 
    In the term osteomalacia, the suffix "-malacia" refers to ___ of the bone.
    • A. 

      Formation

    • B. 

      Softening

    • C. 

      Weakness

    • D. 

      Enlargement

  • 2. 
    The suffix that refers to "madness" is ___.
    • A. 

      -mania

    • B. 

      -mnesia

    • C. 

      -pathy

    • D. 

      -noia

  • 3. 
    In the term acromegaly, the suffix "-megaly" means ___.
    • A. 

      Measure, instrument to measure

    • B. 

      Enlargement, large

    • C. 

      Nourishment, development

    • D. 

      Small

  • 4. 
    In the term paranoia, the suffix "-noia" refers to ___.
    • A. 

      Sight, vision

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      Emotion, disease

    • D. 

      Mind

  • 5. 
    The term hypoxia refers to a low level of ___.
    • A. 

      Breathing

    • B. 

      Attraction

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Fear

  • 6. 
    Which suffix would refer to a "tumor, mass, or fluid collection?"
    • A. 

      -oma

    • B. 

      -osis

    • C. 

      -opia

    • D. 

      -ole

  • 7. 
    In the term retinopathy, the suffix "-pathy" means ___.
    • A. 

      Discharge

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      Madness

    • D. 

      Paralysis

  • 8. 
    In the term biopsy, the suffix "-opsy" means ___.
    • A. 

      Measurement

    • B. 

      Resemble, like, similar

    • C. 

      To view

    • D. 

      Surgical puncture

  • 9. 
    In the term dyspepsia, the suffix "-pepsia" means ___.
    • A. 

      Flow, discharge

    • B. 

      To burst forth

    • C. 

      To eat, to swallow

    • D. 

      To digest

  • 10. 
    Which of the following suffixes would refer to a "suture"?
    • A. 

      -rrhaphy

    • B. 

      -rrhea

    • C. 

      -rrhexis

    • D. 

      -rrhage

  • 11. 
    The suffix that means "heat" is ___.
    • A. 

      -plegia

    • B. 

      -tomy

    • C. 

      -thermy

    • D. 

      -scopy

  • 12. 
    In the term myospasm, the suffix "-spasm" means ___.
    • A. 

      Tension, involuntary contraction

    • B. 

      Crushing

    • C. 

      Tissue, structure

    • D. 

      Paralysis, stroke, palsy

  • 13. 
    The suffix that means "to burst forth" is ___.
    • A. 

      -rraphy

    • B. 

      -rrhea

    • C. 

      -rrhexis

    • D. 

      -rrhage

  • 14. 
    The suffix that means "droping, prolapse, sagging, or falling down" is ___.
    • A. 

      -pnea

    • B. 

      -ptosis

    • C. 

      -ptysis

    • D. 

      -pheresis

  • 15. 
    In the term gastropexy, the suffix "-pexy" means ___.
    • A. 

      Surgical fixation

    • B. 

      Surgical repair

    • C. 

      Formation

    • D. 

      Removal

  • 16. 
    Which of the following terms have the SAME meaning?
    • A. 

      -tomy & -plasty

    • B. 

      -phasia & -phagia

    • C. 

      -um & -us

    • D. 

      -ule & -ula

  • 17. 
    Which of the following terms are the MOST OPPOSITE?
    • A. 

      -plasia & -phagia

    • B. 

      -phil & -phobia

    • C. 

      -rrhexis & -stomy

    • D. 

      -tripsy & -plegia

  • 18. 
    The suffixes "-plasia" & "-plasm" both refer to ___.
    • A. 

      Nourishment

    • B. 

      Removal

    • C. 

      Formation

    • D. 

      Crushing

  • 19. 
    In the term dysphasia, the suffix "-phasia" means ___.
    • A. 

      To speak, speech

    • B. 

      Rupture, breaking

    • C. 

      To eat, to swallow

    • D. 

      Spitting, to spit

  • 20. 
    Which suffix would be used to describe a "lack of, deficiency, abnormal reduction, or decrease"?
    • A. 

      -pepsia

    • B. 

      -pathy

    • C. 

      -penia

    • D. 

      -pexy

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