Paramedic Science Module 1 Part 2

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 209

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Paramedic Quizzes & Trivia

These quizes are to help me pass my paramedic class and state boards.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The systemic spread of toxins through the bloodstream is called
    • A. 

      Infection

    • B. 

      Septicemia

    • C. 

      Pathogenia

    • D. 

      Toxemia

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the three lines of defence for infection?
    • A. 

      Anatomic barriers

    • B. 

      Inflammatory response

    • C. 

      Immune response

    • D. 

      Febrile response

  • 3. 
    Which of the following begins within seconds of injury or invasion by a pathogen?
    • A. 

      Immune response

    • B. 

      Febrile response

    • C. 

      Inflammatory response

    • D. 

      Leukocyte response

  • 4. 
    Protection from infection or disease that is developed by the body after exposure to an antigen is called:
    • A. 

      Acquired immunity

    • B. 

      Natural immunity

    • C. 

      Primary immune response

    • D. 

      Synthetic immunity

  • 5. 
    The special type of leukocyte that is responsible for recognizing foreign antigens, producing antibodies, and developing memory is the
    • A. 

      Lymphocyte

    • B. 

      Cytoplast

    • C. 

      Thrombocyte

    • D. 

      Erythrocyte

  • 6. 
    The type of white blood cell that does not produce antibodies but instead attacks antigens directly is the
    • A. 

      T lymphocyte

    • B. 

      B lymphocyte

    • C. 

      IgM lymphocyte

    • D. 

      IgD lymphocyte

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding the difference between the immune response and the inflammatory response?
    • A. 

      The immune response develops swiftly: inflammation develops slowly

    • B. 

      The immune response is specific, inflammation is nonspecific

    • C. 

      The immune response is temporary, inflammation is long lasting

    • D. 

      The immune response involves many types of white cells, inflammation involves one type of white blood cell

  • 8. 
    One of the four functions of inflammation is
    • A. 

      Walling off the infected and inflamed area

    • B. 

      Attacking foreign substances

    • C. 

      Developing a memory for antigens

    • D. 

      Production of white blood cells

  • 9. 
    The type of cells responsible for activating the inflammatory response are the
    • A. 

      T cells

    • B. 

      B cells

    • C. 

      Mast cells

    • D. 

      Plasma cells

  • 10. 
    The substance released by platelets that, through constriction and dilation of blood vessels, affects blood flow to an injured or affected site is called:
    • A. 

      Histamine

    • B. 

      Serotonin

    • C. 

      Granules

    • D. 

      Pus

  • 11. 
    A tumor or growth that forms when foreign bodies cannot be destoryed and is surrounded and wlled off is called a:
    • A. 

      Fibroblast

    • B. 

      Granuloma

    • C. 

      Melanoma

    • D. 

      Cyst

  • 12. 
    Exudate has three functions at an inflammation site, one of which is:
    • A. 

      Destruction of toxins released by bacteria

    • B. 

      Removal of plasma proteins and leukocytes from the site

    • C. 

      Carrying away the products of inflammation, e.g., toxins, dead cells, pus

  • 13. 
    The complete healing of a wound and return of tissues to their normal structure and functions is called:
  • 14. 
    The term autoimmunity refers to:
    • A. 

      An exaggerated immune response to an environmental antigen

    • B. 

      An immune reaction between members of the same species, omonly of one person against the antigens of another person.

    • C. 

      A disturbance in the body's normal tolerance for self-antigens, such as hyperhyroidism or rheumatic fever.

    • D. 

      A severe allergic response that usually develops within minutes of reexposure

  • 15. 
    Acquired immune deficiencies include:
    • A. 

      Nutritional deficiencies

    • B. 

      Deficiencies caused by trauma

    • C. 

      AIDS

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 16. 
    The physiological effects of catecholamines include:
    • A. 

      Decreased glucose metabolism in the brain

    • B. 

      Bronchoconstriction

    • C. 

      Increased blood flow to the skin

    • D. 

      Increased glucose prduction in the liver

  • 17. 
    The adrenal cortex releases a steroid hormone that regulates the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, and proteins.  That hormone is
    • A. 

      Cortisol

    • B. 

      Growth hormone

    • C. 

      Beta-endorphines