Let's Test Your Knowledge Over Medical Terminology Quiz

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Growing up, medicine is one of the careers that most us wanted to pursue when of age. Sadly, only a few make it. This quiz on medical terminology will test your knowledge on the diction used by doctors and nurses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The general meaning of "corpus" is
    • A. 

      Abdomen

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Chest

    • D. 

      Head

    • E. 

      Trunck

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the term for an abnormally low white blood cell count?
    • A. 

      Anemia

    • B. 

      Leukemia

    • C. 

      Leukocytosis

    • D. 

      Leukopenia

    • E. 

      Leukoplakia

  • 3. 
    An area of dead myocardial tissue is called?
    • A. 

      Angina pectoris

    • B. 

      Hypertrophy

    • C. 

      Induration

    • D. 

      Infarct

    • E. 

      Stenosis

  • 4. 
    The term "Lithiasis" means?
    • A. 

      Constriction of the tissue

    • B. 

      Dissolving

    • C. 

      Abnormal condition on stones

    • D. 

      Penetrating a cavity

    • E. 

      Stretching of tissue

  • 5. 
    Menarche refers to which of the following
    • A. 

      Beginning of menstruation

    • B. 

      Development of female sex traits

    • C. 

      End of childhood

    • D. 

      End of pregnancy

    • E. 

      Primary infertility

  • 6. 
    Adipose tissue is composed of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Fat cells

    • B. 

      Lymph nodes

    • C. 

      Muscle tissue

    • D. 

      Epidermis

    • E. 

      Tendons

  • 7. 
    Which of the following terms refers to the ability to breathe comfortably only when in an upright position
    • A. 

      Apnea

    • B. 

      Dyspnea

    • C. 

      Eupnea

    • D. 

      Hypercapnia

    • E. 

      Orthopnea

  • 8. 
    Which of the following terms refers to enlarged breast tissue on males. 
    • A. 

      Gynander

    • B. 

      Gynecomania

    • C. 

      Gynecomastia

    • D. 

      Gynephobia

    • E. 

      Gynoplastics

  • 9. 
    Which of the following terms means "drainage from the nose"?
    • A. 

      Rhinolalia

    • B. 

      Rhinomycosis

    • C. 

      Rhinophyma

    • D. 

      Rhinorrhaphy

    • E. 

      Rhinorrhea

  • 10. 
    Cephal/o refers to which region of the body?
    • A. 

      Abdomen

    • B. 

      Head

    • C. 

      Neck

    • D. 

      Ribs

    • E. 

      Spine

  • 11. 
    The prefix pertaining to fingernail is?
    • A. 

      Odont-

    • B. 

      Olfact-

    • C. 

      Omphal-

    • D. 

      Onco-

    • E. 

      Onych-

  • 12. 
    Inflammation of the sweat gland is?
    • A. 

      Colitis

    • B. 

      Fascitis

    • C. 

      Hidradentitis

    • D. 

      Pimelitis

    • E. 

      Rhinitis

  • 13. 
    The prefix meaning outside or outer is?
    • A. 

      Ana-

    • B. 

      Dia-

    • C. 

      Epi-

    • D. 

      Exo-

    • E. 

      Peri-

  • 14. 
    The prefix "brady-" means?
    • A. 

      Away from

    • B. 

      Downward

    • C. 

      Irregular

    • D. 

      Slow

    • E. 

      Without

  • 15. 
    Complaints of painful menstrual periods will be documented in the medical record as 
    • A. 

      Amenorrhea

    • B. 

      Dysmenorrhea

    • C. 

      Menorrhagia

    • D. 

      Menorhea

    • E. 

      Metrorrhagia

  • 16. 
    Which of the following suffixes refers to eating?
    • A. 

      Phagia

    • B. 

      Phasia

    • C. 

      Phonia

    • D. 

      Plegia

    • E. 

      Praxia

  • 17. 
    Which of the following terms refers to pain?
    • A. 

      Arthralgia

    • B. 

      Diplopia

    • C. 

      Dysplasia

    • D. 

      Hemiplegia

    • E. 

      Urticaria

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is the definition for aphagia
    • A. 

      Extreme thirst

    • B. 

      Inability to hear

    • C. 

      Inability to swallow

    • D. 

      Loss of hair

    • E. 

      Pain free

  • 19. 
    Which of the following suffixes means "excision of"
    • A. 

      -ectomy

    • B. 

      -plasty

    • C. 

      -scopy

    • D. 

      -stomy

    • E. 

      -tomy

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is the correct spelling for the plural of bronchus?
    • A. 

      Bronchuses

    • B. 

      Bronchii

    • C. 

      Bronchi

    • D. 

      Bronchae

    • E. 

      Broncha

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is the plural form of the medical term that means chest?
    • A. 

      Alveoli

    • B. 

      Apices

    • C. 

      Calyces

    • D. 

      Pleurae

    • E. 

      Thoraces

  • 22. 
    The notation "subq" indicates an area between 
    • A. 

      Bone and bone marrow

    • B. 

      Dermis and muscle

    • C. 

      Fascia and bone

    • D. 

      Muscle and bone

    • E. 

      Muscle and vein

  • 23. 
    OS is the standard abbreviation for?
    • A. 

      Both eyes

    • B. 

      Left eye

    • C. 

      Right eye

    • D. 

      Left ear

    • E. 

      Right ear

  • 24. 
    The instruction to take a medication "pc" means?
    • A. 

      At bedtime

    • B. 

      Before meals

    • C. 

      After meals

    • D. 

      Every morning

    • E. 

      When needed

  • 25. 
    K+ is the symbol for?
    • A. 

      Barium

    • B. 

      Calcium

    • C. 

      Iron

    • D. 

      Hydrogen

    • E. 

      Potassium

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