Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review - Quiz B

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Chapter 16 Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review
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1

Which term is used to describe a word formed from the initial letters of the major parts of a compound term?

acronym

2

Which skin condition is characterized by isolated pustules that become crusted and rupture?

impetigo

3

Which procedure is the surgical removal of all or part of the colon?

colectomy

4

Which term means situated between the ribs?

intercostal

5

Which term describes the presence of stones in the gallbladder?

cholecystolithiasis

6

Which term describes a sudden and widespread outbreak of a disease within a population, group, or area?

epidemic

7

Which term describes a subjective indication of disease that can be observed only by the patient?

symptom

8

Which term means a false personal belief that is maintained despite obvious evidence to the contrary?

delusion

9

Which term describes a disease or symptoms of long duration?

chronic

10

Which condition is an inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel?

angiitis

11

Which breathing disorder is also known as shortness of breath?

dyspnea

12

Which term describes tearing or laceration of the vaginal wall?

colporrhexis

13

What term describes an accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity?

hemothorax

14

Which term describes a woman who has borne one child?

primipara

15

Which condition is bleeding from the urethra?

urethrorrhagia

16

Which procedure is performed to remove fluid from the sac surrounding the heart?

pericardiocentesis

17

Which diagnostic blood test is used to screen for prostate cancer?

PSA test

18

What type of pathogen causes rabies?

virus

19

Which imaging technique projects uses a thin, fan-shaped x-ray beam that rotates around the patient to produce cross-sectional views of the body?

computed tomography

20

Which condition is commonly known as an ingrown toenail?

onychocryptosis