PTCB Practice Test 7

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PTCB practice test 7

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  • 1. 
    What does the medical term "angina" mean?
    • A. 

      Back pain

    • B. 

      Neck pain

    • C. 

      Chest pain

  • 2. 
    What does the medical term "Chronic" mean
    • A. 

      Lasts for a long period of time

    • B. 

      Lasts for a short period of time

    • C. 

      Lasts for a few seconds

  • 3. 
    What does the medical term "Inflammation" mean?
    • A. 

      Only kidneys becomes reddened, swollen, hot, often painful caused by an injury or infection

    • B. 

      Part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, often painful caused by an injury or infection

    • C. 

      Only lungs becomes reddened, swollen, hot, often painful caused by an injury or infection

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Inflammation of the tonsils

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the throat

    • C. 

      Inflammation of the tongue

  • 5. 
    What does the medical term "Chemotherapy" mean?
    • A. 

      Treatment of disease (cancer) by using anti-histamine agents

    • B. 

      Treatment of disease (cancer) by using anti-inflammatory agents

    • C. 

      Treatment of disease (cancer) by using chemical agents

  • 6. 
    What does the medical term "excision" mean?
    • A. 

      Process of cutting into

    • B. 

      Process of cutting out; surgical removal

    • C. 

      Process of sewing stitches

  • 7. 
    What does the medical term "Malformation" mean?
    • A. 

      Process of being perfectly shaped

    • B. 

      Process of not being shaped

    • C. 

      Process of being badly shaped; deformed

  • 8. 
    What does the medical term "Hypotension" mean?
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      Normal blood pressure

    • C. 

      Low blood pressure

  • 9. 
    What does the medical term "Hypertension" mean?
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      Normal blood pressure

    • C. 

      Low blood pressure

  • 10. 
    What does the medical term "incision" mean?
    • A. 

      Process of cutting into

    • B. 

      Process of cutting out; surgical removal

    • C. 

      Process of sewing stitches

  • 11. 
    What does the medical term "Malignant" mean?
    • A. 

      Good kind forming; spreading process of cancer from one area of the body to another area

    • B. 

      Bad kind forming; spreading process of cancer from one area of the body to another area

    • C. 

      No kind forming

  • 12. 
    What does the medical term "Benign" mean?
    • A. 

      Bad kind forming; non-cancerous that will spread throughout the body

    • B. 

      Good kind forming; non-cancerous that will not spread throughout the body

    • C. 

      Normal forming; non-cancerous that will spread throughout the body

  • 13. 
    What does the medical term "Tachycardia" mean?
    • A. 

      Fast heart rate

    • B. 

      Slow heart rate

    • C. 

      Normal heart rate

  • 14. 
    What does the medical term "Bradycardia" mean?
    • A. 

      Fast heart rate

    • B. 

      Slow heart rate

    • C. 

      Normal heart rate

  • 15. 
    What does the medical term "Insomnia" mean?
    • A. 

      Individual with neasea and vomiting

    • B. 

      Asleep mostly throughout the day

    • C. 

      Difficulty falling asleep

  • 16. 
    What does the medical term "Eczema" mean?
    • A. 

      A medical condition in which the individual has only been diagnosed with excessive itching

    • B. 

      A skin disease marked by red, itching, scaly patches

    • C. 

      Medical condition in which patches of skin become inflamed, hot, itching, rough, and have bleeding blisters

  • 17. 
    What does the medical term "Psoriasis" mean?
    • A. 

      A skin disease marked by blisters

    • B. 

      A skin disease marked by red, itching, scaly patches

    • C. 

      A skin disease marked by warts

  • 18. 
    What does the medical term "Vertigo" mean?
    • A. 

      A feeling that you are about to pass out

    • B. 

      A feeling that you are about to fall down

    • C. 

      A spinning sensation, when your surroundings are moving and you are not exactly moving

  • 19. 
    What does the medical term "Emesis" mean?
    • A. 

      Patient emergency

    • B. 

      Nausea

    • C. 

      Vomiting

  • 20. 
    What does the medical term "Fatigue" mean?
    • A. 

      Full of energy

    • B. 

      Extremely tired

    • C. 

      Extremely sick

  • 21. 
    What does the medical term "Epilepsy" mean?
    • A. 

      Frequent urination

    • B. 

      Frequent seizures

    • C. 

      Frequent bleeding

  • 22. 
    What does the medical term "Dementia" mean?
    • A. 

      Loss of vision, inability to see

    • B. 

      Loss of bones, inability to walk, run, etc

    • C. 

      Short-term loss of memory, confusion, inability to problem-solve, inability to complete multi-step activities (such as preparing a meal,etc)

  • 23. 
    What does the medical term "Attention deficit Disorder (ADD)" mean?
    • A. 

      Having more than 1 personality, constant mood swings

    • B. 

      Difficulty concentrating, focusing, staying still

    • C. 

      Difficulty walking, frequent tremors occur

  • 24. 
    What does the medical term "Otitis Media" mean?
    • A. 

      Inflammation of the middle ear

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the eye

    • C. 

      Inflammation of the throat

  • 25. 
    What does the medical term "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)" mean?
    • A. 

      Condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak forward from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

    • B. 

      Condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

    • C. 

      Condition in which the stomach contents (only food) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

  • 26. 
    What does the medical term "Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)" mean?
    • A. 

      Disorder that involves abdominal pain and cramping when urinating

    • B. 

      Disorder that involves no abdominal pain and cramping, only changes in bowel movements.

    • C. 

      Disorder that involves abdominal pain and cramping, as well as changes in bowel movements.

  • 27. 
    What does the medical term "Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)" mean?
    • A. 

      An ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is not usually acidic but painful

    • B. 

      An ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually not painful but acidic

    • C. 

      An ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and painful

  • 28. 
    What does the medical term "Arrhythmia" mean?
    • A. 

      Irregular heart beats

    • B. 

      Normal heart beats

    • C. 

      Slow heart beats

  • 29. 
    What does the medical term "Myocardinal Infartion (MI)" mean?
    • A. 

      Another word for heart muscle

    • B. 

      Another word for heart attack, when the heart muscle dies or damaged because of an inadequate supply of oxygen to that area

    • C. 

      Inflammation of the heart

  • 30. 
    What does the medical term "Thrombosis" mean?
    • A. 

      Blood clot is within the nervous system

    • B. 

      Blood clot is within the digestive system

    • C. 

      Blood clot is within the vascular system

  • 31. 
    What does the medical term "Hyperglycemia" mean?
    • A. 

      Excessive amounts of sugar in the blood

    • B. 

      Deficient amounts of sugar in the blood

    • C. 

      Normal amounts of sugar in the blood

  • 32. 
    What does the medical term "Apnea" mean?
    • A. 

      Lack of temporary breathing, usually during sleep

    • B. 

      Lack of vision, usually around light

    • C. 

      Hair loss

  • 33. 
    What does the medical term "Edema" mean?
    • A. 

      Excess fat collecting in the tissues of the body

    • B. 

      Excess glucose collecting in the cavities and tissues of the body

    • C. 

      Excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body

  • 34. 
    What does the medical term "Diuresis" mean?
    • A. 

      Excessive flow of urination

    • B. 

      Excessive flow of blood

    • C. 

      Excessive flow of liquids

  • 35. 
    What does the medical term "Hyperkalemia" mean?
    • A. 

      Normal amounts of potassium in the blood

    • B. 

      Deficient amounts of potassium in the blood

    • C. 

      Excessive anmounts of potassium in the blood

  • 36. 
    What does the medical term "Amnesia" mean?
    • A. 

      Loss of hair

    • B. 

      Loss of memory

    • C. 

      Loss of movement

  • 37. 
    What does the medical term "Narcolepsy" mean?
    • A. 

      Tendency to faint and wake up with the tendency to fall asleep right away

    • B. 

      Tendency to faint

    • C. 

      Tendency to fall asleep anywhere, recurrent attacks of drowsiness and sleep

  • 38. 
    What does the medical term "Glaucoma" mean?
    • A. 

      Eye disease that affects the nerves and may lead to blindness

    • B. 

      Eye disease that you cannot see through the eye lens

    • C. 

      Eye disease with excessive tearing

  • 39. 
    What does the medical term "Catheter" mean?
    • A. 

      A special pump used to extract medication

    • B. 

      Flexible tube inserted through a narrow opening into a body cavity to remove fluids (particularly the bladder)

    • C. 

      A special needle that is inserted in the arm to remove poison

  • 40. 
    What does the medical term "Gout" mean?
    • A. 

      Painful sensation that affects the big thumb (hand)

    • B. 

      Pain in the stomach caused by acidic foods

    • C. 

      Most painful forms of arthritis caused by too much uric acid building up in the body

  • 41. 
    Here is a link to help you understand medical words such as root words, suffixes, prefixes, etc. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.html