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A quiz on medical terms trivia! A re you planning on becoming a medical practitioner but are not sure about how well you know some of the common words you will be used in practice? What does a colonoscopy or tumour mean? Worry not s this quiz will help you review some words and what they mean. Do check it out and see how wide your vocabulary is. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one of these medications is not used to treat anxiety?

    • A.

      Ativan

    • B.

      Buspar

    • C.

      Zyprexa

    • D.

      Klonopin

    Correct Answer
    C. Zyprexa
    Explanation
    Zyprexa is not used to treat anxiety because it is an antipsychotic medication primarily prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It works by affecting the balance of certain chemicals in the brain. On the other hand, Ativan, Buspar, and Klonopin are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders. Ativan is a benzodiazepine that works by enhancing the effects of a neurotransmitter called GABA, while Buspar is an anxiolytic medication that affects serotonin receptors. Klonopin, another benzodiazepine, also enhances the effects of GABA to reduce anxiety.

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  • 2. 

    In medical terms, what does "ss" mean?

    • A.

      One Third

    • B.

      Three Fourths

    • C.

      Full Amount

    • D.

      One Half

    Correct Answer
    D. One Half
    Explanation
    "ss" is an abbreviation for "semis," which is Latin for "half." In medical terms, "ss" is used to indicate a prescription or dosage that is half of the usual amount. Therefore, the correct answer is "One Half."

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  • 3. 

    What does the term "POBA" mean in coronary angioplasty?

    • A.

      Pre-Operative Ballast Arrangement

    • B.

      Partially Optimal Barometric Area

    • C.

      Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty

    • D.

      Post Oblique Barometric Analysis

    Correct Answer
    C. Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty
    Explanation
    The term "POBA" in coronary angioplasty stands for Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty. This procedure involves using a balloon catheter to widen narrowed or blocked arteries in the heart. The balloon is inflated to compress the plaque against the artery walls, allowing for improved blood flow. This technique is considered the traditional and most basic form of angioplasty, hence the term "plain old."

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  • 4. 

    Cephalgia is a medical term for what malady?

    • A.

      Headache

    • B.

      Torn Ligament

    • C.

      Dizziness

    • D.

      Earache

    Correct Answer
    A. Headache
    Explanation
    Cephalgia is a medical term that specifically refers to a headache. It is derived from the Greek words "cephal" meaning head and "algia" meaning pain. Therefore, it can be concluded that cephalgia is used to describe the condition of experiencing pain in the head, making headache the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    What does the "CAT" in CAT scan stand for?

    • A.

      Computerized Analysis Thermography

    • B.

      Computerized Axial Tomography

    • C.

      Continuous Axial Tentative

    • D.

      Cathode Analysis Tomography

    Correct Answer
    B. Computerized Axial Tomography
    Explanation
    The "CAT" in CAT scan stands for Computerized Axial Tomography. This imaging technique uses X-rays and computer processing to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body. It is commonly used to diagnose and monitor various medical conditions, including cancer, injuries, and infections.

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  • 6. 

    What type of birthmark is also called a stork bite?

    • A.

      Salmon Patches

    • B.

      Sunkist

    • C.

      Port Wine

    • D.

      Strawberry

    Correct Answer
    A. Salmon Patches
    Explanation
    Salmon patches, also known as stork bites, are a type of birthmark. They are flat, pink or red patches that are commonly found on the nape of the neck or on the forehead. These birthmarks are caused by dilated blood vessels and are usually present at birth. Salmon patches tend to fade over time and often disappear by the age of 2 or 3. They are harmless and do not require any treatment.

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  • 7. 

    In medical terminology, what is an immature, embryonic stage in the development of cells or tissues?

    • A.

      Boom

    • B.

      Blast

    • C.

      Bard

    • D.

      Bam

    Correct Answer
    B. Blast
    Explanation
    In medical terminology, an immature, embryonic stage in the development of cells or tissues is referred to as a "blast". This term is commonly used to describe cells or tissues that are in the early stages of development and have not yet fully differentiated into their specialized functions.

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  • 8. 

    In medical terms, what does the suffix "-clysis" mean?

    • A.

      Injection

    • B.

      Blood

    • C.

      Molding

    • D.

      Discharge

    Correct Answer
    A. Injection
    Explanation
    The suffix "-clysis" in medical terms refers to the process of injecting a fluid into the body. This can be seen in medical procedures such as intravenous therapy or the administration of medications through a needle. The other options, blood, molding, and discharge, do not accurately represent the meaning of the suffix "-clysis" in medical terminology.

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  • 9. 

    In medical terms, what does the suffix "-ectasis" mean?

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Dilatation

    • C.

      Cutting Into

    • D.

      Suture Of

    Correct Answer
    B. Dilatation
    Explanation
    The suffix "-ectasis" in medical terms refers to dilatation. This means that it indicates the widening or expansion of a specific part or structure in the body.

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  • 10. 

    In medical terms, what does the suffix "-pexy" mean?

    • A.

      Suture Of

    • B.

      To Fix

    • C.

      Forming

    • D.

      Falling

    Correct Answer
    B. To Fix
    Explanation
    The suffix "-pexy" in medical terms refers to the act of fixing or securing a specific body part or organ in place. It is commonly used in surgical procedures where a certain structure needs to be stabilized or repositioned. For example, "appendectomy" refers to the surgical removal of the appendix, while "appendicopexy" would mean fixing or securing the appendix in its original position.

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  • 11. 

    In medical terms, what does the suffix "-sthen" mean?

    • A.

      Weakness

    • B.

      Being Affected With

    • C.

      Pertaining To Strength

    • D.

      Falling

    Correct Answer
    C. Pertaining To Strength
    Explanation
    The suffix "-sthen" in medical terms indicates "pertaining to strength." This means that any word with this suffix is related to or associated with strength. For example, "asthenia" refers to a condition characterized by weakness or lack of strength. Similarly, "hypersthenia" refers to excessive or abnormally high strength. Therefore, the correct answer in this case is "Pertaining To Strength."

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  • 12. 

    What is hyperopia as it relates to vision?

    • A.

      Cross Eyed

    • B.

      Farsightedness

    • C.

      Double Vision

    • D.

      Night Blindness

    Correct Answer
    B. Farsightedness
    Explanation
    Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a common refractive error of the eye where distant objects can be seen more clearly than objects that are near. This occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal or the cornea is too flat, causing light to focus behind the retina instead of directly on it. As a result, close-up objects appear blurry while distant objects remain clear. People with hyperopia may experience eyestrain, headaches, and difficulty focusing on near tasks. Corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses can help to refocus light onto the retina, improving vision.

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  • 13. 

    What is another name for "varicella"?

    • A.

      German Measles

    • B.

      Roseola

    • C.

      Mumps

    • D.

      Chickenpox

    Correct Answer
    D. Chickenpox
    Explanation
    Varicella is another name for chickenpox. Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is characterized by a rash of itchy, fluid-filled blisters that eventually scab over. The name "varicella" is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to this specific viral infection. German Measles, Roseola, and Mumps are all different viral infections and not synonymous with varicella.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?

    • A.

      Albert Ellis

    • B.

      William Glasser

    • C.

      Joseph Wolfe

    • D.

      Carl Rogers

    Correct Answer
    A. Albert Ellis
    Explanation
    Albert Ellis is the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). He developed this therapeutic approach in the 1950s, focusing on the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. REBT aims to identify and challenge irrational beliefs and replace them with rational ones, leading to healthier emotional and behavioral responses. Ellis believed that individuals' emotional distress is primarily caused by their irrational thoughts and beliefs, and by changing these beliefs, they can achieve emotional well-being. His work has had a significant impact on the field of psychology and psychotherapy.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the founder of Reality Therapy?

    • A.

      Carl Whittaker

    • B.

      William Glasser

    • C.

      Rollo May

    • D.

      Joseph Wolfe

    Correct Answer
    B. William Glasser
    Explanation
    William Glasser is the founder of Reality Therapy. He developed this therapeutic approach based on the belief that individuals have the power to control their own behavior and make choices that lead to fulfillment and happiness. Glasser emphasized personal responsibility and the importance of meeting basic needs for love, belonging, power, freedom, and fun. He believed that individuals' behavior is driven by their need to fulfill these needs, and that therapy should focus on helping clients make more effective choices to meet their needs and improve their overall quality of life.

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