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  • 1. 

    What is a 7 letter word meaning "condition of being open"?

    • A.

      Chronic

    • B.

      Relapse

    • C.

      Patency

    • D.

      Sarcoma

    Correct Answer
    C. Patency
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Patency" because it is a 7-letter word that means "condition of being open." Patency refers to the state of being open, unobstructed, or free from blockages. It is commonly used in medical contexts to describe the openness or flow of blood vessels, airways, or other bodily passages.

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  • 2. 

    What is a 3 letter word meaning "as needed"?

    • A.

      Rbc

    • B.

      Mri

    • C.

      Prn

    • D.

      Cva

    Correct Answer
    C. Prn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Prn." This is a medical abbreviation that stands for "pro re nata," which means "as needed" in Latin. It is commonly used in healthcare settings to indicate that a medication or treatment should be administered according to the patient's needs or as necessary.

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  • 3. 

    What is a 7 letter word meaning "a determination of the extent of the disease"?

    • A.

      Staging

    • B.

      Placebo

    • C.

      Hypoxia

    • D.

      Minimal

    Correct Answer
    A. Staging
    Explanation
    Staging is the correct answer because it refers to the process of determining the extent or severity of a disease, typically cancer. It involves various tests and examinations to determine the size of the tumor, whether it has spread to nearby lymph nodes or other parts of the body, and helps in planning the appropriate treatment.

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  • 4. 

    What is a 10 letter word meaning "mouth sores; inflammation of the mouth"?

    • A.

      Ophthalmic

    • B.

      Replicable

    • C.

      Stomatitis

    • D.

      Congenital

    Correct Answer
    C. Stomatitis
    Explanation
    Stomatitis is a 10 letter word that means "mouth sores; inflammation of the mouth." It is a medical term used to describe the inflammation of the mucous lining of the mouth. This condition can be caused by various factors such as viral or bacterial infections, irritants, or autoimmune disorders. Symptoms of stomatitis may include pain, redness, swelling, and the development of sores or ulcers in the mouth. Treatment options for stomatitis depend on the underlying cause and may include medication, oral hygiene measures, and avoiding irritants.

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  • 5. 

    What is an 11 letter word meaning "capable of causing malformations in unborn fetuses"?

    • A.

      Hemodynamic

    • B.

      Recombinant

    • C.

      Potentiator

    • D.

      Teratogenic

    Correct Answer
    D. Teratogenic
    Explanation
    Teratogenic is the correct answer because it is an 11-letter word that means "capable of causing malformations in unborn fetuses." This term is commonly used in medical and scientific contexts to describe substances or factors that can lead to birth defects or abnormalities in developing embryos or fetuses.

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  • 6. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "gradual alteration of drug dose to determine desired effect or most beneficial strength of drug"?

    • A.

      Prognosis

    • B.

      Ingestion

    • C.

      Cisplatin

    • D.

      Titration

    Correct Answer
    D. Titration
    Explanation
    Titration is the correct answer because it is a process of gradually adjusting the dosage of a drug to find the optimal strength or desired effect. This involves carefully measuring and adding small amounts of the drug until the desired outcome is achieved. The term "titration" is commonly used in the field of medicine and pharmacology to describe this method of dose adjustment.

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  • 7. 

    What is a 6 letter word meaning "absorption and incorporation of a substance by living tissue"?

    • A.

      Distal

    • B.

      Supine

    • C.

      Emesis

    • D.

      Uptake

    Correct Answer
    D. Uptake
    Explanation
    Uptake is the correct answer because it is a 6-letter word that means "absorption and incorporation of a substance by living tissue." It is commonly used in the context of how cells or organisms take in or absorb substances such as nutrients, drugs, or chemicals.

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  • 8. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "narrowing of blood vessels due to spasm of vessel walls"?

    • A.

      Occlusion

    • B.

      Cessation

    • C.

      Vasospasm

    • D.

      Pulmonary

    Correct Answer
    C. Vasospasm
    Explanation
    Vasospasm is the correct answer because it is a 9-letter word that means "narrowing of blood vessels due to spasm of vessel walls." Vasospasm refers to the sudden constriction or narrowing of blood vessels, which can restrict blood flow and cause various health issues. This term is commonly used in medical contexts to describe conditions such as migraines, Raynaud's disease, and coronary artery disease.

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  • 9. 

    What is a 12 letter word meaning "entering vein with a needle, generally through the skin"?

    • A.

      Intravesical

    • B.

      Venipuncture

    • C.

      Chemotherapy

    • D.

      Hyperkalemia

    Correct Answer
    B. Venipuncture
    Explanation
    Venipuncture is a medical procedure that involves inserting a needle into a vein, usually through the skin. This procedure is commonly performed to draw blood for diagnostic testing or to administer medications or fluids directly into the bloodstream. The word "venipuncture" accurately describes the process of entering a vein with a needle, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 10. 

    What is a 5 letter word meaning "composed of hot gasses, deriving energy from nuclear reactions"?

    • A.

      Diode

    • B.

      Stars

    • C.

      Robot

    • D.

      Organ

    Correct Answer
    B. Stars
    Explanation
    Stars are composed of hot gases and derive energy from nuclear reactions through the process of nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion occurs in the core of stars, where hydrogen atoms combine to form helium, releasing a tremendous amount of energy in the process. This energy is what makes stars shine brightly. Therefore, stars are a 5 letter word that fits the given description.

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  • 11. 

    What is a 10 letter word meaning "scattering of an electromagnetic wave as light"?

    • A.

      Dispersion

    • B.

      Flatulence

    • C.

      Wavelength

    • D.

      Cytologist

    Correct Answer
    A. Dispersion
    Explanation
    Dispersion is the correct answer because it refers to the scattering of an electromagnetic wave as light. When light passes through a medium, such as a prism, it gets dispersed into its constituent colors due to the different wavelengths of light bending at different angles. This phenomenon is known as dispersion. The other options, Flatulence, Wavelength, and Cytologist, do not match the given definition.

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  • 12. 

    What is a 3 letter word meaning "a stroke that doesn't count and must be replayed"?

    • A.

      Net

    • B.

      Let

    • C.

      Cap

    • D.

      Key

    Correct Answer
    B. Let
    Explanation
    The word "let" is a 3-letter word that means "a stroke that doesn't count and must be replayed" in the context of various sports, such as tennis or badminton. When a player serves and the ball hits the net but still goes over to the other side, it is considered a "let" and the serve must be replayed.

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  • 13. 

    What is a four letter word meaning "before a tournament ranking"?

    • A.

      Seed

    • B.

      Draw

    • C.

      Wing

    • D.

      Iron

    Correct Answer
    A. Seed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Seed" because in the context of tournaments, a seed refers to the ranking or position assigned to a player or team before the tournament begins. It determines their placement and who they will face in the early rounds. Therefore, "Seed" fits the description of a four-letter word meaning "before a tournament ranking".

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  • 14. 

    What is a 3 letter word meaning "a team's best pitcher"?

    • A.

      Gun

    • B.

      Peg

    • C.

      Fan

    • D.

      Ace

    Correct Answer
    D. Ace
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ace" because in the context of a team's best pitcher, "Ace" refers to a skilled and reliable player who is typically the team's top pitcher. The term "Ace" is commonly used in sports, especially in baseball, to describe the most talented and successful pitcher on a team.

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  • 15. 

    What is a 3 letter word meaning "a strong throw resulting in an out"?

    • A.

      Rim

    • B.

      Peg

    • C.

      Box

    • D.

      Ace

    Correct Answer
    B. Peg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Peg" because a peg can refer to a strong throw resulting in an out, especially in the context of sports such as baseball or darts. In baseball, a peg is a term used to describe a strong and accurate throw from an outfielder to a base in order to tag out a runner. Similarly, in darts, pegging refers to the act of throwing a dart with precision and strength to hit a specific target on the board. Therefore, "Peg" is the most suitable 3 letter word that fits the given definition.

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