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Medical Terminology

1. The suffix –ectomy means

a. Cutting into

b. surgical removal

c. A permanent opening

d. surgical repair

2. The acronym MMRV stands for

a. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine

b. Measles, Mumps, and Rosella vaccine

c. Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella

d. Measles, Mumps, Rosella, and Varicella

3. MRI stands for


a. Micro-wave Recording Instrument

b. Medical Recording Instrument

c. Magnetic Resolution Image

d. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

4. The term “Salpingo-Oophorectomy” refers to


a. The removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries

b. The surgical sampling or removal of fertilized egg

c. Cutting into the fallopian tubes and ovaries for surgical purposes

d. Cutting into a fertilized egg for surgical purposes

5. PERRLA stands for what?


a. Pupils Equivalent, Rapid in Response to Light and Accommodation

b. Pupil Equal, Rapid in Response to Light and Accommodation

c. Pupil Equivalent, Round, Reactive to Light and Accommodation

d. Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light and Accommodation

6. Cryopreservation is a means of preserving something through

a. Saturation

b. Heat

c. Freezing

d. Chemicals

7. Which of the following describes the removal of fluid from a body cavity?

a. Arthrocentesis

b. Amniocentesis

c. Pericardiocentesis

d. Paracentesis

8. If a surgeon cuts into a patient’s stomach he has performed a


a. Gastrectomy

b. Gastrotomy

c. Gastrostomy

d. Gastrorrhaphy

9. The terms Nephro and Renal both refer to the same organ


a. True

b. False

10. In the medical term myopathy the term - pathy means disease. What is diseased?


a. Mind

b. Muscle

c. Eye

d. Nervous System

Human Anatomy


11. The Radius is the


a. Outer bone located in the forearm

b. Outer bone located in the lower leg

c. Inner bone located in the forearm

d. Inner bone located in the lower leg

12. The spleen belongs to what organ system?


a. Endocrine

b. Hemic and Lymphatic

c. Digestive

d. Nervous

13. The portion of the femur bone that helps makes up the knee cap is considered what?


a. The posterior portion

b. The proximal portion

c. The distal portion

d. The dorsal portion

14. How many regions are in the abdominopelvic cavity?


a. Four

b. Six

c. Eight

d. Nine

15. The Midsagittal plane refers to what portion of the body?


a. Top

b. Middle

c. Bottom

d. Back

16. Which of the following is not part of the small intestine?

a. Duodenum

b. Ileum

c. Jejunum

d. Cecum

17. The round window is located in the


a. Pericardium

b. Anterior aqueous chamber of the eye

c. Inner ear

d. Middle ear

18. The point of an organ or body part nearest the point of attachments is


a. Distal

b. Proximal

c. Lateral

d. Medial

19. One of the six major scapulohumeral muscles


a. Temporalis

b. Trapezius

c. Teres

d. Trigone

20. The cardia fundus is


a. Part of the heart wall that causes contractions

b. Where to esophagus joins the stomach

c. A fungal infection that attacks the heart

d. Part of the female reproductive system


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