Pathophysiology Practice Questions With Answers

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Pathophysiology Practice Questions With Answers

Pathophysiology makes it easy for nurses to walk their patients through the process of testing, diagnosing, and treating their diseases. These Pathophysiology practice questions are based on the lecture outline for Introduction to Pathophysiology, and it consists of 53 most essential questions of the topic. So, let's get started.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name for the study of disease involving the functional or physiological changes in the body that result from disease processes?
    • A. 

      Pathophysiology

    • B. 

      Pharmacology

    • C. 

      Immunology

    • D. 

      Pathology

    • E. 

      Pathogenicity

  • 2. 
    What is a deviation from the normal state of health or from a state of wellness?
    • A. 

      Functional impairment

    • B. 

      Debilitated state

    • C. 

      Dysfunction

    • D. 

      Disease

    • E. 

      Infirmity

  • 3. 
    An objective indication of disease that is obvious to an observer is referred to as a:
    • A. 

      Suffering

    • B. 

      Sign

    • C. 

      Syndrome

    • D. 

      Symptom

    • E. 

      Stupor

  • 4. 
    A subjective indication of disease that is not obvious to an observer is referred to as a:
    • A. 

      Suffering

    • B. 

      Sign

    • C. 

      Syndrome

    • D. 

      Symptom

    • E. 

      Stupor

  • 5. 
    A rash is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Suffering

    • B. 

      Sign

    • C. 

      Syndrome

    • D. 

      Symptom

    • E. 

      Stupor

  • 6. 
    Patient-reported perceptions such as pain, nausea, and chills are known as:
    • A. 

      Suffering

    • B. 

      Signs

    • C. 

      Syndromes

    • D. 

      Symptoms

    • E. 

      Stupors

  • 7. 
    A collection of signs and symptoms that usually occur together in response to a certain condition is referred to as a:
    • A. 

      Illness

    • B. 

      Symptomatic

    • C. 

      Synarthrosis

    • D. 

      Syndrome

    • E. 

      Pathogen

  • 8. 
    What is a term that is used to refer to the clinical evidence or effects of the disease?
    • A. 

      Manifestations

    • B. 

      Indications

    • C. 

      Causal factors

    • D. 

      Outward appearance

    • E. 

      Diagnosis

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of a local manifestation.
    • A. 

      Fever

    • B. 

      Lethargy

    • C. 

      Redness

    • D. 

      General body aches

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of a symptom.
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Lethargy

    • C. 

      Nausea

    • D. 

      Chills

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of a sign.
    • A. 

      Rash

    • B. 

      Bruise

    • C. 

      Altered vitals

    • D. 

      Drainage

    • E. 

      Tingling sensation

  • 12. 
    A disease that arises from the activity (treatment, procedures or errors) of a physician is known as:
    • A. 

      Adverse event

    • B. 

      Idiopathic

    • C. 

      Iatrogenic

    • D. 

      Malpractice

    • E. 

      Psychogenic

  • 13. 
    A designation assigned to a disease of unknown cause:
    • A. 

      Idiopathic

    • B. 

      Enigmatic

    • C. 

      Illusory illness

    • D. 

      Indeterminate origin

    • E. 

      Mysterious origin

  • 14. 
    Tendencies that promote the development of disease are referred to as:
    • A. 

      Risk factors

    • B. 

      Causal factors

    • C. 

      Underlying disease threats

    • D. 

      Infectious agents

    • E. 

      Stressors

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are considered to be risk factors:
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Sex

    • C. 

      Occupation

    • D. 

      Dietary deficiencies

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    A disease that originates or is produced within the body is known as:
    • A. 

      Indigenous

    • B. 

      Ergogenic

    • C. 

      Exogenous

    • D. 

      Endogenous

    • E. 

      Emergent

  • 17. 
    A disease that originates or is produced outside the body is called:
    • A. 

      Indigenous

    • B. 

      Exergonic

    • C. 

      Exogenous

    • D. 

      Endogenous

    • E. 

      Endergonic

  • 18. 
    Genetics is an example of which of the following causal factors:
    • A. 

      Indigenous

    • B. 

      Exergonic

    • C. 

      Exogenous

    • D. 

      Endogenous

    • E. 

      Endergonic

  • 19. 
    Carcinogens are an example of which of the following causal factors:
    • A. 

      Indigenous

    • B. 

      Exergonic

    • C. 

      Exogenous

    • D. 

      Endogenous

    • E. 

      Endergonic

  • 20. 
    What are the structures in the nucleus of a cell that store genetic information?
    • A. 

      Centrosome

    • B. 

      Chromesomes

    • C. 

      Cytoplasm

    • D. 

      Genotype

    • E. 

      Mitochondria

  • 21. 
    How many pairs of chromosomes are present in each cell in the human body?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      46

    • D. 

      23

    • E. 

      92

  • 22. 
    A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of DNA that contains information on protein synthesis is called:
    • A. 

      Chromosome

    • B. 

      Gene

    • C. 

      Nucleotide

    • D. 

      Genome

    • E. 

      Lysosome

  • 23. 
    What is the term that is used to identify a factor that triggers an acute episode?
    • A. 

      Precipitating factor

    • B. 

      Stress-inducing factor

    • C. 

      Contributing factor

    • D. 

      Determining factor

    • E. 

      Causal factor

  • 24. 
    What is the term that applies to situations in which the disease progression is gradual with only vague or mild signs?
    • A. 

      Acute

    • B. 

      Chronic

    • C. 

      Insidious

    • D. 

      Invasive

    • E. 

      Terminal

  • 25. 
    What is the development of disease or the sequence of events that leads to a disease process?
    • A. 

      Etiology

    • B. 

      Disease Intensity

    • C. 

      Pathogenesis

    • D. 

      Pathophysiology

    • E. 

      Pathology

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