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We all want to be confident that our doctors know what they’re talking about. One way that we make sure they know their stuff is the USMLE. The United States Medical Licensing Examination is one way that the government makes sure doctors are going to be taking good care of you.
They all have to take this test after graduation medical school, or else they can’t see patients! Do you think you have what it takes to be a doctor? Can you connect a bicuspid aortic valve to a painful, swollen knee? Do you know how to identify Salmonella typhi, how to read and understand lab results, and when to use Ivermectin? If you think you know as much as your doctor, take one of our quizzes to see how you stack up!
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Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 2789   |  Last updated: Oct 29, 2020
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    One of three blood culture bottles drawn from a patient with unexplained fevers reveals gram-positive cocci growing in clusters. Which of the following tests would be most useful in determining whether this organism is a part of the normal skin flora?

Pathology is the analysis of the causes and impacts of disease or injury. Pathology also describes the study of disease in general. When used in medical treatment, it means the incitation of processes and tests that fall under...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 775   |  Last updated: Jan 5, 2021
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    A 57-y/o man is brought to the emergencydepartment because of blurry vision, difficulty standing, and mental confusion. On physical examination the patient appears malnourished, he had diffuse crackles bilaterally, and on standing his gait is wide-based and unsteady. The patient’s friend, who accompanies him, says the patient “hasn’t been himself lately,” and is having difficulty remembering to do everyday tasks. Which neuropathologic findings are most consistent with this patient’s symptoms?

Microbiology is the branch of biology that involves microscopic forms of life, such as bacteria and viruses. It is the study of the characteristics of tiny living organisms and the way they affect the world. It helps to track...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 791   |  Last updated: Jan 5, 2021
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    A 28-year-old male intravenous drug user presents with a febrile illness that has lasted 2 weeks. He also complains of chills, weakness, dyspnea, cough, arthralgia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. On examination, a heart murmur is present, and small, tender nodules are found on the finger and toe pads, along with small hemorrhages on the palms and soles. Three sets of blood cultures are obtained from different veins. While awaiting laboratory confirmation, an empiric antibiotic regimen should primarily be directed at which of the following organisms?

Microbiology is the study of organisms, those being unicellular or acellular. Microbiology involves numerous sub-disciplines, including bacteriology, virology, immunology, and physiology. It is the branch of biology that...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 605   |  Last updated: Jan 5, 2021
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    A baby born at 32 weeks gestation with Apgar scores of 2 and 7 was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. She developed a fever and leukocytosis; lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis with increased protein, decreased glucose, and gram-positive rods. Which one of the following organisms was most likely isolated from the CSF?

This is a block of 46 questions of MCQ type with images in some questions. Choose the best answer for each question and get explanation at the end of exam when you submit. Time permitted is 1...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 429   |  Last updated: Jan 15, 2013
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    A peripheral blood smear shows normocytic, normochromic red blood cells. The other cell types are morphologically normal but reduced in number as well. Bone marrow biopsy in this patient would most likely show which of the following patterns?

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Which statement most correctly describes mammalian messenger RNAs?
It is observed that the RNA that is sent is a single-stranded RNA molecule. It is responsible for the correspondence of a particular genetic sequence with genes. You can easily read it if it is in the area where there is a need for protein synthesis.
Which fascia encloses the thyroid and is responsible for its movement while swallowing?
The answer to this is Pre-tracheal Fascia. This is located in the neck area and this envelops the thyroid gland is enveloped in this fascia. It is one of the compartments responsible for protecting the trachea, larynx, pharynx, and esophagus. Whenev
What is the smallest active the functional unit (including conduction and air exchange) of the lung?
1. a respiratory bronchiolar unit -the smallest functional unit of the lung is the respiratory bronchiolar unit, which contains a respiratory bronchiole and the alveoli associated with it. this unit allows for air conduction and gas exchange. the alv
What is drug therapy in psychology?
1. ribavirin-the correct answer is c. ribavirin is an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of severe respiratory syncytialvirus infection, the most common cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis in children under 1 year of age. it should be given b
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