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Medical Terminology

Quiz by Jennifer Lincoln

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  • Q1
    A word element at the beginning of a word is a:
    prefix
    abbreviation
    root
    suffix
    300s
  • Q2
    A word element at the end of the root(s) that changes or adds to its meaning is a:
    combining vowel
    prefix
    root
    suffix
    300s
  • Q3
    A word element that is the subject of the word is a(n):
    abbreviation
    root
    prefix
    suffix
    300s
  • Q4
    In the word gastroenteritis, "gastr" is:
    an abbreviation
    a suffix
    none of the above
    a root word
    300s
  • Q5
    In the word polyarthritis:
    none of the above
    "arthr"is a prefix
    "itis" is a prefix
    "poly" is a suffix
    300s
  • Q6
    In the word carditis:
    "itis" is the suffix
    the meaning is inflammation of the heart
    "card' is a root word
    all of the above
    300s
  • Q7
    In the word myocardium:
    the "um" is a root
    the "um" is the prefix
    the "um" is the suffix
    the "um" is a combining phrase
    300s
  • Q8
    What is the root word for head?
    caudal
    hepat
    cyst
    cephal
    300s
  • Q9
    The best meaning for cardiomegaly is:
    inflammation of the heart
    an enlarged vessel
    an enlarged heart
    inflammation of the heart muscle
    300s
  • Q10
    The best meaning for endocarditis is:
    inflammation or infection of the inside of the heart
    inflammation of the lungs
    heart pain
    inflammation of the heart muscle
    300s
  • Q11
    The hardening of the arteries due to fat deposits that narrow the space blood flows through is:
    arteritis
    atherosclerosis
    carditis
    pneumonia
    300s
  • Q12
    Tachycardia is best defined as:
    high blood pressure
    low blood pressure
    slow heartbeat
    fast heartbeat
    300s
  • Q13
    Renal is best defined as:
    pertaining to the heart
    pertaining to the mouth
    pertaining to the muscle
    pertaining to the kidney
    300s
  • Q14
    Dysphagia is best defined as:
    difficulty with breathing
    painful speech
    difficulty with swallowing
    difficulty with urinating
    300s
  • Q15
    Leukocyte is best defined as:
    a red blood cell
    inflammation of a white blood cell
    cyanosis
    a white blood cell
    300s

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