Introduction to Medical Terminology - Quiz A

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1

The medical term meaning the surgical removal of a joint is __________ (ARTHR/O means joint).

arthrectomy

2

The fluid secreted by the specialized membranes that line body cavities is known as __________ .

mucus

3

A/An __________ is a specialist in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin (DERMAT/O means skin).

dermatologist

4

The term meaning wound or injury is __________ .

trauma

5

The term describing part of the hip is __________ .

ilium

6

The term meaning inflammation of a nerve is __________ (NEUR/O means nerve).

neuritis

7

The term for a runny nose is __________ (RHIN/O means nose).

rhinorrhea

8

The term meaning any disease caused by a fungus is __________ (MYC/O means fungus).

mycosis

9

The term meaning inflammation of the stomach is __________ (GASTR/O means stomach).

gastritis

10

The term meaning the rupture of a muscle is __________ (MY/O means muscle).

myorrhexis

11

The term __________ means above or outside the ribs.

supracostal

12

The term meaning any pathologic change or disease of the spinal cord is __________ (MYEL/O means spinal cord and bone marrow).

myelopathy

13

The term __________ means inflammation of the appendix (APPENDIC/O means appendix).

appendicitis

14

A torn or ragged wound is known as a/an __________ .

laceration

15

A/An __________ is a word formed from the initial letter(s) of the major parts of a compound term.

acronym

16

The term __________ describes a localized response to an injury or the destruction of tissues.

inflammation

17

The medical term for heartburn is __________ (PYR/O means fever or fire).

pyrosis

18

The term __________ describes two or more bones of the fingers or toes.

phalanges

19

The surgical removal of the tonsils is known as a/an __________ (TONSILL/O means tonsil).

tonsillectomy

20

The term meaning within the muscle is __________ .

intramuscular