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Acute disorders of the human body

Quiz by Jennifer Burnside

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  • Q1
    What is the most common cause of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)?
    Hypertension
    Obesity
    High cholesterol levels
    Coronary artery blockage
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the main purpose of a cardiac catheterization procedure in the context of acute cardiac disorders?
    To evaluate liver health
    To study lung function
    To diagnose and treat heart conditions
    To assess kidney function
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the term for a sudden, severe complication of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) that can lead to death?
    Supraventricular tachycardia
    Ventricular fibrillation
    Sinus tachycardia
    Atrial flutter
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the term for a condition characterized by sudden chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle does not receive enough oxygen-rich blood?
    Aneurysm
    Angina
    Arrhythmia
    Atherosclerosis
    30s
  • Q5
    Which type of medication is often used to help reduce fluid buildup in the lungs during Acute pulmonary oedema?
    Diuretics
    Hi flow oxygen
    Electrolytes
    Antihistamines
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the hallmark clinical sign of Acute pulmonary oedema upon physical examination?
    Clubbing of the fingers
    Wheezing
    Increase yellow sputum production
    Crackles in the lungs
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the recommended action for someone experiencing an acute asthma attack?
    Use a rescue inhaler
    Use long acting bronchodilator
    Drink a glass of water
    Take prescribed oral corticosteroids
    30s
  • Q8
    Which acute endocrine disorder results from an overproduction of cortisol by the adrenal glands?
    Pheochromocytoma
    Addisons disease
    Cushing's syndrome
    Hyperthyroidism
    30s
  • Q9
    Which acute endocrine disorder is caused by an overproduction of thyroid hormone leading to symptoms such as weight loss, tremors, and anxiety?
    Graves' disease
    Diabetes insipidus
    Addison's disease
    Hyperparathyroidism
    30s
  • Q10
    Which condition is characterized by excessive production of growth hormone in adults?
    Acromegaly
    Polycystic ovary syndrome
    Graves' disease
    Hyperparathyroidism
    30s
  • Q11
    Which acute disorder of the female reproductive system is characterized by severe cramping, heavy menstrual bleeding, and pelvic pressure?
    Endometriosis
    Uterine fibroids
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
    Dysmenorrhea
    30s
  • Q12
    Which acute disorder of the male reproductive system is characterized by the inflammation of the duct behind the testicles that carries and stores sperm?
    Prostatitis
    Epididymitis
    Varicocele
    Orchitis
    30s
  • Q13
    How is the Body Surface Area (BSA) of burns determined in adults?
    Over all body parts that have tissue damage
    Measuring overall fluid loss
    Using the Rule of Tens
    Using the Rule of Nines
    30s
  • Q14
    What is the purpose of calculating the Body Surface Area (BSA) of burns in a patient?
    To guide fluid resuscitation and predict outcomes
    To assess the risk of infection
    To determine the type of burn injury
    To estimate the time for complete healing
    30s
  • Q15
    Which of the following types of shock is caused by an extreme allergic reaction?
    Anaphylactic shock
    Septic shock
    Cardiogenic shock
    Neurogenic shock
    30s

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