Vocabulary Quiz Three (PE)

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  • 1. 

    What does "cachectic" mean?

    • A.

      Fatigued

    • B.

      Wasting away

    • C.

      Anxious-appearing

    • D.

      Disoriented

    Correct Answer
    B. Wasting away
    Explanation
    Cachectic means wasting away. This term is often used to describe a person who is extremely thin, weak, and emaciated due to a severe illness or malnutrition. It refers to a state of extreme weight loss and muscle wasting, often accompanied by a loss of appetite and overall decline in health.

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  • 2. 

    What does "afebrile" mean?

    • A.

      Fatigued

    • B.

      Disoriented

    • C.

      With a fever

    • D.

      Without a fever

    Correct Answer
    D. Without a fever
    Explanation
    Afebrile means without a fever.

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  • 3. 

    In what system would you chart "febrile" for the PE?

    • A.

      Psychiatric

    • B.

      Constitutional

    • C.

      Respiratory

    • D.

      Neurological

    Correct Answer
    B. Constitutional
    Explanation
    The term "febrile" refers to having a fever. When charting in the context of a physical examination (PE), it would be appropriate to chart "febrile" under the Constitutional system. The Constitutional system focuses on the general overall health and well-being of the patient, including vital signs such as temperature. This system encompasses symptoms that affect the entire body, such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, and appetite changes. Therefore, charting "febrile" under the Constitutional system would provide a comprehensive assessment of the patient's condition.

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  • 4. 

    What is the term for "An oxygen deficiency (related to the pulse oximetry vital sign)?"

    Correct Answer
    Hypoxic
    Explanation
    Hypoxic is the term used to describe an oxygen deficiency related to the pulse oximetry vital sign. When a person is hypoxic, it means that there is a lack of oxygen in their body or tissues. This can occur due to various reasons such as respiratory problems, low oxygen levels in the environment, or impaired oxygen delivery to the body's cells. Monitoring pulse oximetry can help detect and assess the level of oxygen saturation in the blood, providing valuable information about a person's respiratory status.

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  • 5. 

    "McBurney's Point" corresponds to the Abdominal/GI exam?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    McBurney's Point is a specific anatomical landmark on the abdomen that is commonly used during the examination of the abdominal and gastrointestinal (GI) system. It is located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, approximately one-third of the distance from the anterior superior iliac spine to the umbilicus. This point is particularly important in diagnosing appendicitis, as tenderness at McBurney's Point is often indicative of inflammation of the appendix. Therefore, it can be concluded that McBurney's Point corresponds to the Abdominal/GI exam, making the answer "True".

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  • 6. 

    Check all of the terms below that apply to the Abdominal/GI physical examination.

    • A.

      Hemiplegia

    • B.

      Guarding

    • C.

      Tympanic Membrane

    • D.

      Hemorrhoids

    • E.

      Murphy's Sign

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Guarding
    D. Hemorrhoids
    E. Murphy's Sign
    Explanation
    The terms "Guarding," "Hemorrhoids," and "Murphy's Sign" are all applicable to the Abdominal/GI physical examination. Guarding refers to the involuntary tensing of the abdominal muscles, often indicating inflammation or infection. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the rectum or anus, which can be examined during an abdominal/GI exam. Murphy's Sign is a test used to assess for inflammation of the gallbladder.

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  • 7. 

    Normocephalic is a term that applies to the "head" for the PE?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Normocephalic is a term used in medical examinations, specifically in physical examinations (PE), to describe a head that is of normal size and shape. It is used to indicate that there are no abnormalities or deformities observed in the head during the examination. Therefore, the statement "Normocephalic is a term that applies to the 'head' for the PE" is true, as it correctly describes the use of the term in a physical examination context.

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  • 8. 

    What does "JVD" stand for (remember: spelling counts)?

    Correct Answer
    Jugular Vein Distention
    Explanation
    JVD stands for Jugular Vein Distention. This refers to the swelling or bulging of the jugular veins in the neck, which can indicate increased pressure in the right side of the heart. This can be a sign of various medical conditions, including heart failure, fluid overload, or obstruction of blood flow. Monitoring JVD can provide valuable information about a patient's cardiovascular health.

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  • 9. 

    What are "peritoneal signs?"

    • A.

      Findings hat suggest an abnormality to the lining of the abdomen.

    • B.

      Findings in the neck exam. that indicate possible meningitis.

    • C.

      Findings in the cardiovascular exam. that indicate a possible heart attack.

    • D.

      Findings in the neurological exam. that indicate a possible stroke.

    Correct Answer
    A. Findings hat suggest an abnormality to the lining of the abdomen.
    Explanation
    Peritoneal signs are findings that suggest an abnormality to the lining of the abdomen. These signs can include tenderness, rigidity, rebound tenderness, and guarding in the abdomen. They are typically associated with conditions such as peritonitis, which is inflammation of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. These signs are important to assess in a physical examination as they can indicate a serious abdominal condition that requires immediate medical attention.

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  • 10. 

    The term "Distention" belongs on the back exam. (True or False)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The term "Distention" does not belong on the back exam. It is more commonly associated with the examination of the abdomen, particularly when assessing for abdominal distention, which refers to the abnormal swelling or enlargement of the abdomen. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    Check the following findings that belong in the cardiovascular system.

    • A.

      Murmur

    • B.

      Rhonchi

    • C.

      Retractions

    • D.

      Tripoding

    Correct Answer
    A. Murmur
    Explanation
    A murmur is a finding that belongs in the cardiovascular system. It is an abnormal sound heard during the heartbeat, typically indicating a problem with the valves or blood flow within the heart. Murmurs can vary in intensity and pitch and are often detected during a physical examination using a stethoscope. They can be indicative of conditions such as valve disorders, heart defects, or abnormal blood flow. Therefore, a murmur is a valid finding in the cardiovascular system.

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  • 12. 

    What is the term for: "fluid collection causing swelling?"

    • A.

      Erythema

    • B.

      Edema

    • C.

      Clubbing

    • D.

      Cyanosis

    Correct Answer
    B. Edema
    Explanation
    Edema refers to the accumulation of fluid in the body's tissues, leading to swelling. It can occur due to various reasons such as injury, inflammation, or underlying medical conditions like heart failure or kidney disease. This excess fluid causes the affected area to become swollen and may be accompanied by pain or discomfort. Therefore, edema is the correct term for fluid collection causing swelling.

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  • 13. 

    What does "RLE" mean?

    Correct Answer
    Right lower extremity
    Explanation
    RLE stands for "Right lower extremity," which refers to the right leg. This acronym is commonly used in medical terminology to describe the specific side or location of a body part. In this case, it indicates that the term "RLE" is used to represent the right leg or lower limb.

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  • 14. 

    What is the acronym for the right lower part of the abdomen?

    • A.

      RLQ

    • B.

      LUQ

    • C.

      RUQ

    • D.

      RLPA

    Correct Answer
    A. RLQ
    Explanation
    The correct answer is RLQ, which stands for Right Lower Quadrant. This acronym is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to the right lower part of the abdomen. It helps to identify the specific location of organs or structures in this area during medical examinations or discussions.

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  • 15. 

    What is the term for a bloody nose? (Remember: spelling counts)

    Correct Answer
    Epistaxis
    Explanation
    Epistaxis is the medical term used to describe a bloody nose. It refers to the condition where there is bleeding from the nose, often caused by a variety of factors such as dry air, trauma, allergies, or underlying medical conditions. The term "epistaxis" is derived from the Greek words "epi" meaning "above" or "over" and "staxis" meaning "a dripping or trickling." Therefore, it accurately represents the condition of a bloody nose.

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  • 16. 

    The terms "tachycardia" and "bradycardia" are contradictory?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tachycardia and bradycardia are indeed contradictory terms. Tachycardia refers to a condition where the heart beats too fast, typically above 100 beats per minute, while bradycardia refers to a condition where the heart beats too slowly, typically below 60 beats per minute. These terms represent opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of heart rate, making them contradictory to each other.

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  • 17. 

    You are allowed to touch a patient. (True or false)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "You are allowed to touch a patient" is false. This is because touching a patient without proper authorization or consent is a violation of their personal boundaries and privacy. In medical settings, healthcare professionals are required to obtain informed consent before touching a patient, unless it is an emergency situation where immediate intervention is necessary to save their life. Therefore, it is important to respect a patient's autonomy and privacy by seeking permission before touching them.

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