A Trivia Quiz On Veterinary Terminology!

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Are you curious to know what your veterinarian is talking about when she provides you with instructions to help you care for your special fur baby? It could be anything from how to get your cat or dog to take medications for a health issue or explaining a condition to the owner. Veterinary terminology can be rather daunting, but you should see how much you know and put your knowledge to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The term for away from the midline is

    • A.

      Medial

    • B.

      Lateral

    • C.

      Proximal

    • D.

      Distal

    Correct Answer
    B. Lateral
    Explanation
    The term "lateral" refers to a position or direction that is away from the midline of the body. It describes a structure or body part that is located further towards the side or away from the center. In anatomical terms, "medial" refers to a position or direction towards the midline, "proximal" refers to a position closer to the point of attachment, and "distal" refers to a position further away from the point of attachment. Therefore, "lateral" is the correct answer as it specifically describes a position away from the midline.

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  • 2. 

    The term that refers to the back is

    • A.

      Ventral

    • B.

      Dorsal

    • C.

      Cranial

    • D.

      Caudal

    Correct Answer
    B. Dorsal
    Explanation
    The term "dorsal" refers to the back of an organism. It is the opposite of "ventral," which refers to the belly or underside. "Cranial" refers to the head, and "caudal" refers to the tail or posterior end. Therefore, the correct answer is "dorsal" as it specifically relates to the back.

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  • 3. 

    The term that means toward the head is

    • A.

      Ventral

    • B.

      Dorsal

    • C.

      Cranial

    • D.

      Caudal

    Correct Answer
    C. Cranial
    Explanation
    The term "cranial" refers to the direction towards the head. It is commonly used in anatomy to describe the position of body parts or structures in relation to the head. This term is derived from the Latin word "cranium," which means skull. Therefore, "cranial" is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 4. 

    X-rays are used to take a special photograph called a

    • A.

      Photograph

    • B.

      Radiograph

    • C.

      X-ray

    • D.

      Bone Scan

    Correct Answer
    B. Radiograph
    Explanation
    X-rays are used to take a special photograph called a radiograph. A radiograph is an image produced by X-rays that allows us to visualize the internal structures of the body, such as bones, organs, and tissues. It is commonly used in medical imaging to diagnose and monitor various conditions and injuries. By passing X-rays through the body and capturing their shadows on a film or digital detector, radiographs provide valuable information to healthcare professionals for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

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  • 5. 

    The suffix -cyte means

    • A.

      Cell

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Breathing

    • D.

      Disease

    Correct Answer
    A. Cell
    Explanation
    The suffix -cyte refers to a cell. This is commonly used in medical terminology to describe different types of cells in the body. For example, erythrocytes are red blood cells and leukocytes are white blood cells. By understanding the meaning of the suffix -cyte, we can easily identify and understand the terms related to cells in various medical contexts.

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  • 6. 

    The abbreviation 'stat" means

    • A.

      Difficulty

    • B.

      Immediately

    • C.

      New

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    B. Immediately
    Explanation
    The abbreviation 'stat' is commonly used in the medical field and stands for the Latin word "statim," which means immediately. It is often used in medical charts or instructions to indicate that something needs to be done urgently or without delay.

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  • 7. 

    The prefix 'Hydr/o" means

    • A.

      Ear

    • B.

      Lake

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Eating/swallowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Water
    Explanation
    The prefix "Hydr/o" is derived from the Greek word "hydor" which means water. It is commonly used in medical and scientific terms related to water or water-based substances. For example, words like "hydrotherapy" (water-based therapy), "hydrated" (having water molecules attached), or "hydroponics" (growing plants in water) all contain this prefix. Therefore, the correct answer is water.

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  • 8. 

    The abbreviation 'DOB' means

    • A.

      Date of Belonging

    • B.

      Death of Bunny

    • C.

      Date of Birth

    • D.

      Dead on Birth

    Correct Answer
    C. Date of Birth
    Explanation
    The abbreviation 'DOB' stands for Date of Birth. It is commonly used to refer to the specific day, month, and year on which a person was born. This abbreviation is frequently used in official documents, forms, and personal records to record and identify an individual's birthdate.

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  • 9. 

    The abbreviation 'DSH' means

    • A.

      Domestic Short Hair

    • B.

      Dog Short Hair

    • C.

      Do Save Horse

    • D.

      Domestic Soft Hair

    Correct Answer
    A. Domestic Short Hair
    Explanation
    The abbreviation 'DSH' stands for Domestic Short Hair, which refers to a specific breed of domestic cats that have short fur. This abbreviation is commonly used in the context of cat breeds to identify cats with short hair as opposed to long-haired breeds.

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  • 10. 

    The suffix '-lysis' stands for what?

    • A.

      Pertaining to

    • B.

      Destruction of

    • C.

      Deficiency of

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    B. Destruction of
    Explanation
    The suffix '-lysis' indicates the process of destruction. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe the breaking down or disintegration of cells, tissues, or substances. For example, hemolysis refers to the destruction of red blood cells, while hydrolysis refers to the breakdown of a compound by water. Therefore, the correct answer is "Destruction of".

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  • 11. 

    The suffix '-penia' stands for what?

    • A.

      Pertaining to

    • B.

      Destruction of

    • C.

      Deficiency of

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. Deficiency of
    Explanation
    The suffix '-penia' is used to indicate a deficiency of something. In medical terminology, it is commonly used to describe a condition characterized by a decrease or lack of a specific substance or cell type in the body. For example, leukopenia refers to a deficiency of white blood cells, and thrombocytopenia refers to a deficiency of platelets. Therefore, the correct answer is "Deficiency of".

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  • 12. 

    The abbreviation 'ml' also could be state as

    • A.

      Cl

    • B.

      Cc

    • C.

      Cd

    • D.

      Mc

    Correct Answer
    B. Cc
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cc" because "ml" is an abbreviation for milliliter, which is a unit of volume commonly used in the metric system. The abbreviation "cc" is also used to represent cubic centimeter, which is equivalent to a milliliter. Therefore, "cc" can be considered as an alternative abbreviation for "ml".

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  • 13. 

    The term 'ad lib' means

    • A.

      Many

    • B.

      Pertaining to

    • C.

      As many as you want

    • D.

      In the water

    Correct Answer
    C. As many as you want
    Explanation
    The term 'ad lib' means to do or say something as many times as you want or feel necessary, without any specific limitations or restrictions. It allows for improvisation and flexibility, giving the freedom to express oneself without following a predetermined script or structure.

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  • 14. 

    The prefix 'post' means

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      Next day

    Correct Answer
    C. After
    Explanation
    The prefix 'post-' is commonly used to indicate something that occurs after a particular event or time. It is derived from the Latin word "post," which means "after." Therefore, the correct answer is "after."

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  • 15. 

    This device is a steam-pressure sterilizer that uses heat to destroy microorganisms on instruments.

    • A.

      A retort

    • B.

      A radiator

    • C.

      An asepsis

    • D.

      An autoclave

    Correct Answer
    D. An autoclave
    Explanation
    An autoclave is a device that uses heat to destroy microorganisms on instruments through steam-pressure sterilization. It is commonly used in medical and laboratory settings to ensure that instruments are free from any potential pathogens. The other options, such as a retort, a radiator, and an asepsis, do not specifically refer to devices used for sterilization purposes.

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  • 16. 

    The root work or combining form of the medical term that refers to the lung is

    • A.

      Derm or dermat

    • B.

      Cardi

    • C.

      Pulmo or Pulmon

    • D.

      Thorac

    Correct Answer
    C. Pulmo or Pulmon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pulmo or Pulmon. This is because the term "pulmo" or "pulmon" refers to the lung in medical terminology. It is derived from the Latin word "pulmo" which means lung. The root word or combining form is used in various medical terms related to the lungs, such as pulmonary (relating to the lungs) and pulmonology (the study of lung diseases).

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  • 17. 

    A cat should behave what done to protect it against diseases such as rabies and feline leukemia.

    • A.

      Spayed

    • B.

      Neutered

    • C.

      Vaccinated

    • D.

      Washed

    Correct Answer
    C. Vaccinated
    Explanation
    Vaccination is crucial for protecting cats against diseases such as rabies and feline leukemia. By receiving the necessary vaccines, a cat's immune system is strengthened, making it less susceptible to these illnesses. Vaccines work by introducing a weakened or modified form of the disease-causing agent into the cat's body, stimulating the production of antibodies. These antibodies help the cat fight off the actual disease if it is ever exposed to it in the future. Therefore, vaccination is an essential preventive measure to ensure the cat's health and well-being.

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  • 18. 

    Soaking items in a chemical disinfectant until they are used is called

    • A.

      Ultrasound

    • B.

      Cold Sterilization

    • C.

      Filtration

    • D.

      Cleaning

    Correct Answer
    B. Cold Sterilization
    Explanation
    Cold sterilization refers to the process of using a chemical disinfectant to soak items until they are ready to be used. This method helps to eliminate or reduce the presence of microorganisms on the items, ensuring that they are sterile and safe for use. Unlike other methods such as filtration or cleaning, cold sterilization specifically involves the use of a chemical disinfectant for this purpose. Ultrasound, on the other hand, is a different technique that uses sound waves for cleaning or imaging purposes and is not related to sterilization.

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  • 19. 

    Removing particles from the air using a physical barrier is called

    • A.

      Ultrasound

    • B.

      Cold Sterilization

    • C.

      Filtration

    • D.

      Cleaning

    Correct Answer
    C. Filtration
    Explanation
    Filtration is the process of removing particles from the air using a physical barrier. It involves passing the air through a filter that traps and removes particles such as dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants. This method is commonly used in air purifiers, HVAC systems, and industrial settings to improve air quality and remove harmful particles from the environment. Ultrasound and cold sterilization are unrelated to the process of removing particles from the air, while cleaning is a broad term that does not specifically refer to the use of a physical barrier for particle removal.

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  • 20. 

    Passing high frequency sound waves through a solution to create a vibration that scrubs an object to remove debris is called

    • A.

      Ultrasound

    • B.

      Cold Sterilization

    • C.

      Filtration

    • D.

      Cleaning

    Correct Answer
    A. Ultrasound
    Explanation
    Ultrasound involves passing high frequency sound waves through a solution to create vibrations that can effectively scrub an object and remove debris. This technique is commonly used in medical settings for various applications such as cleaning medical instruments, removing plaque from teeth, and breaking down kidney stones. Ultrasound waves create microscopic bubbles in the solution, which collapse and create tiny shock waves that help dislodge dirt and debris from the object being cleaned. This process is non-invasive, efficient, and widely utilized in various industries for its cleaning capabilities.

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  • 21. 

    These are biohazard materials such as needles, scalpel blades, and syringes that must be disposed in red, sealed containers labeled with the biohazard symbol

    • A.

      Radioactive material

    • B.

      Dosimeters

    • C.

      MSDS

    • D.

      Sharps

    Correct Answer
    D. Sharps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sharps." Sharps refer to biohazard materials such as needles, scalpel blades, and syringes. These items pose a risk of injury and potential infection, so they must be disposed of properly. They should be placed in red, sealed containers that are labeled with the biohazard symbol. This ensures the safety of individuals handling the waste and prevents the spread of infectious diseases.

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  • 22. 

    This lists information about a chemical including manufacturer information, hazard ingredients, physical and chemical characteristics, fire and explosion hazard data, health hazard data, precautions for safe handling and use and control measures.

    • A.

      Pesticide Label

    • B.

      Material Safety Data Sheet

    • C.

      Inventory Sheet

    • D.

      Order Sheet

    Correct Answer
    B. Material Safety Data Sheet
    Explanation
    A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that provides detailed information about a chemical, including its manufacturer information, hazard ingredients, physical and chemical characteristics, fire and explosion hazard data, health hazard data, precautions for safe handling and use, and control measures. It is used to ensure the safe handling and use of the chemical by providing essential information to workers and emergency personnel. The other options listed (Pesticide Label, Inventory Sheet, and Order Sheet) do not provide the same comprehensive information about the chemical as an MSDS does.

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