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Do you wanna make a career in health occupations? Well, it's the most resposible job anyone can take up. So you have to be a little extra careful about it. Take this introduction quiz meant for aspiring medicine practitioners to know more about this field of work.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The involuntary, wavelike movement of the muscles that move food forward in the alimentary canal is called ______________.

    • A.

      Femur

    • B.

      Pathologist

    • C.

      Geriatrics

    • D.

      Peristalsis

    Correct Answer
    D. Peristalsis
    Explanation
    Peristalsis refers to the involuntary, wavelike movement of the muscles that propel food forward in the alimentary canal. It helps to push food through the digestive system, allowing for the efficient absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste. This movement is essential for the proper functioning of the digestive system and ensures the smooth passage of food from the mouth to the stomach and through the intestines.

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  • 2. 

    The medical term that means "an inflammation of"

    • A.

      -ostomy

    • B.

      -pnea

    • C.

      -itis

    • D.

      Hypo

    Correct Answer
    C. -itis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "-itis". "-itis" is a suffix used in medical terminology to indicate inflammation. For example, "bronchitis" refers to inflammation of the bronchial tubes, and "tonsillitis" refers to inflammation of the tonsils. Therefore, "-itis" is the medical term that means "an inflammation of".

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  • 3. 

    The body system that helps protects us from injury, infection, and dehydration is the ________________.

    • A.

      Integumentary system

    • B.

      Circulatory system

    • C.

      Respiratory system

    • D.

      Nervous system

    Correct Answer
    A. Integumentary system
    Explanation
    The integumentary system is responsible for protecting the body from injury, infection, and dehydration. It consists of the skin, hair, nails, and sweat glands. The skin acts as a barrier against pathogens, preventing them from entering the body. It also helps regulate body temperature and prevents excessive water loss. The integumentary system plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being.

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  • 4. 

    The circular motion of a joint such as swinging the shoulder/arm in a complete circle is called ___________

    • A.

      Abduction

    • B.

      Rotation

    • C.

      Circumduction

    • D.

      Flexion

    Correct Answer
    C. Circumduction
    Explanation
    Circumduction refers to the circular motion of a joint, such as swinging the shoulder or arm in a complete circle. This motion involves a combination of flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction. It allows for a wide range of movement and is often seen in activities like throwing a ball or performing a windmill motion with the arm. Rotation, on the other hand, refers to the movement of a bone around its own axis. Abduction refers to the movement of a body part away from the midline, while flexion refers to bending a joint to decrease the angle between two bones.

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  • 5. 

    The correct medical term for our voice box is _____________

    • A.

      Pharynx

    • B.

      Trachea

    • C.

      Gallbladder

    • D.

      Larynx

    Correct Answer
    D. Larynx
    Explanation
    The correct medical term for our voice box is larynx. The larynx is a part of the respiratory system located in the throat. It houses the vocal cords, which are responsible for producing sound and enabling speech. The larynx also plays a crucial role in protecting the airway during swallowing, by closing off the entrance to the trachea. The pharynx is the part of the throat that connects the nasal and oral cavities to the larynx and esophagus, while the trachea is the windpipe that connects the larynx to the lungs. The gallbladder is an organ involved in the digestion of fats and has no relation to the voice box.

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  • 6. 

    Cyanosis is a bluish discoloration of the skin caused by a lack of or insufficient oxygen in the body or by poor circulation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cyanosis is indeed a bluish discoloration of the skin, which occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the body or poor circulation. This happens because when oxygen levels are low, the blood becomes darker and appears bluish when it reaches the skin's surface. Therefore, the statement "Cyanosis is a bluish discoloration of the skin caused by a lack of or insufficient oxygen in the body or by poor circulation" is true.

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  • 7. 

    Thrombocytes are blood cells that fight infection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Thrombocytes, also known as platelets, are not blood cells that fight infection. They are actually responsible for blood clotting, which helps to prevent excessive bleeding.

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  • 8. 

    The medical term erythro-cyte means ____________.

    • A.

      A virus

    • B.

      A dying cell

    • C.

      A white blood cell

    • D.

      A red blood cell

    Correct Answer
    D. A red blood cell
    Explanation
    The medical term erythro-cyte refers to a red blood cell. Erythro- is a prefix that means red, and -cyte refers to a cell. Therefore, erythro-cyte specifically refers to a red blood cell in medical terminology.

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  • 9. 

    The federal law designed to prevent disclosure of sensitive patient health information is called

    • A.

      Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act

    • B.

      Hospital Information Program Acceptance and Actions

    • C.

      Healthcare Interests for Patients & Accounts Act

    • D.

      Health Information and Privacy Accountability Act

    Correct Answer
    A. Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
    Explanation
    HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act was created in 1996 to prevent disclosure of sensitive healthcare information without a patient's consent. This act ensures that an individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well-being.

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  • 10. 

    What is the abbreviation that means "twice a day"?

    • A.

      Tid

    • B.

      Qid

    • C.

      DNR

    • D.

      Bid

    Correct Answer
    D. Bid
    Explanation
    The abbreviation "bid" is derived from the Latin term "bis in die," which means "twice a day." It is commonly used in medical contexts to indicate the frequency of medication dosage.

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  • 11. 

    The lobe of our brain that is responsible for our personality, reasoning, emotions, and problem solving is the ____________ lobe.

    • A.

      Occipital

    • B.

      Frontal

    • C.

      Parietal

    • D.

      Temporal

    Correct Answer
    B. Frontal
    Explanation
    The frontal lobe of our brain is responsible for our personality, reasoning, emotions, and problem solving. It plays a crucial role in decision-making, planning, and controlling our behavior. Damage to the frontal lobe can result in changes in personality, impaired judgment, and difficulty in problem-solving.

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  • 12. 

    Using the diagram below:  The numbers 2 & 4 indicate what part of the heart?

    • A.

      Right and left atrium

    • B.

      Valves

    • C.

      Right and left ventricles

    • D.

      Pulmonary arteries

    Correct Answer
    C. Right and left ventricles
    Explanation
    The numbers 2 and 4 in the diagram indicate the right and left ventricles of the heart. The ventricles are the two lower chambers of the heart that pump blood out to the rest of the body.

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