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70 quizzes and 735 trivia questions.
1.
  Which Doctor?   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You have an issue and need to see a doctor. But which one? This quiz is adapted from the original "Doctor, Doctor" by author angelmouse.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 14 24
Very Easy
Snowman gold member
Jan 14 24
1224 plays
2.
  Basic Medical Terminology - J-K   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Feb 17 24
Easier
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Feb 17 24
541 plays
3.
  What - Ectomy?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Ectomy" is a suffix meaning the removal of a body part. The word that precedes it indicates which part. What has been removed in these 10 surgical procedures?
Easier, 10 Qns, Midget40, Oct 12 11
Easier
Midget40 gold member
22058 plays
4.
  Questions on Medical Terminology   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a basic quiz to test your knowledge of medical terms. Some of these you may have heard of, and some may be more obscure. Anyway, enough talk. Quiztime!
Average, 10 Qns, trypanosome, Feb 08 20
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trypanosome
Feb 08 20
26440 plays
5.
  Medical Terminology for Malingerers   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No malingerer can get along without some impressive medical terms in his/her vocabulary. Just make sure the boss doesn't know what they really mean!
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jul 02 17
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24715 plays
6.
  Basic Medical Terminology I   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Here is a pretty easy quiz on basic medical terminology. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, Morrigan716, Jun 16 23
Average
Morrigan716 gold member
Jun 16 23
29809 plays
7.
  Medical Terminology II   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Here is Part 2 of the first medical terminology quiz.
Average, 20 Qns, Morrigan716, Jan 20 15
Average
Morrigan716 gold member
27917 plays
8.
  Can You Read A Doctor's Script?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will give you different abbreviations that a physician in the US might put on your prescription to be read by your pharmacist. See how many of these abbreviations you know.
Average, 15 Qns, MommyPanda, Jul 26 23
Average
MommyPanda
Jul 26 23
21811 plays
9.
  Medical Meanings: Names of Diseases   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever wondered "Why did they call it THAT?"? Here's your chance to find out about the meanings behind the names of some common diseases.
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jan 15 05
Tough
MotherGoose editor
17222 plays
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  Medical Test Abbreviations and Acronyms   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As a nurse, I come across many different abbreviations and acronyms each day. This quiz is about commonly ordered tests. I hope you enjoy this quiz and learn something you didn't know before. Have fun and good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, SnofireRose, Mar 17 23
Average
SnofireRose
Mar 17 23
12226 plays
trivia question Quick Question
If someone has gastritis, what organ is affected?

From Quiz "What Does All of this 'Medical Terminology' Mean?"




11.
  What's The Real Diagnosis?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For each of these items I'll briefly outline a situation and give the diagnostic acronym. Choose the correct medical diagnosis.
Average, 10 Qns, yency, Jan 28 21
Average
yency
Jan 28 21
8800 plays
12.
  Medical Terminology for Malingerers 2   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The further medical misadventures of the master malingerer, Bruce Bludger (by request).
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Oct 08 17
Tough
MotherGoose editor
Oct 08 17
13887 plays
13.
  Basic Medical Terminology - N   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Aug 24 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Aug 24 19
1436 plays
14.
  Basic Medical Terminology - R   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jan 12 20
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Jan 12 20
1091 plays
15.
  Basic Medical Terminology - P (Part 1)   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Oct 15 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Oct 15 19
922 plays
16.
  Basic Medical Terminology - H   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical word parts to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 18 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Jun 18 19
939 plays
17.
  Basic Medical Terminology - C   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words or word parts to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, May 29 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
May 29 19
954 plays
18.
  Basic Medical Terminology - T (Part 1)   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Mar 06 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Mar 06 20
896 plays
19.
  Basic Medical Terminology - M (Part 2)   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Aug 04 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Aug 04 19
854 plays
20.
  Basic Medical Terminology - P (Part 2)   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Nov 28 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Nov 28 19
809 plays
21.
  Basic Medical Terminology - G   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 14 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jun 14 19
786 plays
22.
  What Does All of this 'Medical Terminology' Mean?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about medical words, their meanings, and their different parts. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, allisonbreca, Aug 30 23
Average
allisonbreca
Aug 30 23
11549 plays
23.
  10 Questions about Medical Terminology   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a short quiz about medical terminology. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, jaredrrt, Jun 28 12
Tough
jaredrrt
16707 plays
24.
  Basic Medical Terminology - F   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 23 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Jun 23 19
853 plays
25.
  Basic Medical Terminology - D   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words or word parts to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 01 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jun 01 19
713 plays
26.
  Basic Medical Terminology - Q   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Dec 28 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Dec 28 19
861 plays
27.
  Basic Medical Terminology - O (Part 2)   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Sep 22 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Sep 22 19
810 plays
28.
  Eponyms in Medical Terminology   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eponyms are words or phrases formed from, or including, the names of people and places.
Difficult, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Oct 13 12
Difficult
MotherGoose editor
10272 plays
29.
  Basic Medical Terminology - J & K   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jul 01 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jul 01 19
692 plays
30.
  Medical Terminology in 10 Easy Lessons   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is intended to be a "teaching quiz" to help you understand the basic principles underlying the language of medicine.
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Dec 20 21
Average
MotherGoose editor
Dec 20 21
668 plays
31.
  Basic Medical Terminology - T (Part 2)   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Apr 04 20
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Apr 04 20
679 plays
32.
  Basic Medical Terminology - E   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words or word parts to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 08 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jun 08 19
618 plays
33.
  Basic Medical Terminology - L   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jul 24 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jul 24 19
729 plays
34.
  Spare Me Your Medical Mumbo Jumbo!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To the lay person, the language of the medical profession is often hard to pronounce, and very confusing. Let's see if that can be remedied! References are included to further enhance your knowledge.
Tough, 10 Qns, vogon, Apr 10 06
Tough
vogon
8033 plays
35.
  Basic Medical Terminology - S   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Feb 17 20
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Feb 17 20
707 plays
36.
  Basic Medical Terminology - W, X, Y and Z   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jan 23 24
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jan 23 24
548 plays
37.
  Basic Medical Terminology - O (Part 1)   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Sep 05 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Sep 05 19
599 plays
38.
  Basic Medical Terminology - U   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 01 20
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jun 01 20
643 plays
39.
  Medical suffixes and their meanings   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
These are Greek and Latin suffixes. An example of each will be given in the interesting info.
Average, 15 Qns, brewer362, Dec 07 16
Average
brewer362
9866 plays
40.
  Basic Medical Terminology - A   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words or word parts to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 23 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jun 23 19
855 plays
41.
  Basic Medical Terminology - M (Part 1)   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jul 31 19
Easier
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Jul 31 19
701 plays
42.
  Medical Abbreviations   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the medical field, abbreviations are used to simplify the physician ordering process and clinical documentation. This adds a little more time to the medical worker's busy day. It also saves space on prescription bottles and progress notes.
Easier, 10 Qns, Zakie3, Jun 22 16
Easier
Zakie3 gold member
2078 plays
43.
  Basic Medical Terminology - I   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jun 23 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Jun 23 19
560 plays
44.
  Basic Medical Terminology - B   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words or word parts to their meaning.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, May 24 19
Easier
MotherGoose editor
May 24 19
679 plays
45.
  Basic Medical Terminology - V   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following medical words, word parts or abbreviations to their meaning.
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Aug 31 20
Average
MotherGoose editor
Aug 31 20
544 plays
46.
  That's What The Dentist Said.....   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever have an idea about what it is the dentist is actually saying to you? This quiz may help boost your dental IQ. Written by an actual dentist.
Easier, 10 Qns, molarman2276, Feb 22 23
Easier
molarman2276
Feb 22 23
5716 plays
47.
  Medical Terminology 101    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You don't need to be a medical professional to answer the questions in this quiz. Watching medical television programs may help you to recognize some of these terms.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, amyf2, Feb 02 21
Very Easy
amyf2
Feb 02 21
894 plays
48.
  Just What the Doctor Ordered    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you go for an annual checkup with your doctor? How many of the doctor's exam room instruments can you identify? This is a fill in the blank quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Mar 17 23
Easier
mlcmlc gold member
Mar 17 23
1741 plays
49.
  Doctor Who?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many specialties for doctors; how well do you know them?
Average, 10 Qns, kinneylover20, Jul 12 20
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kinneylover20
Jul 12 20
2850 plays
50.
  Medical Language Can Be Colourful!   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each of these medical terms contains a word part that indicates a specific colour. Match the colour to the relevant medical term.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Sep 10 19
Easier
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Sep 10 19
432 plays
51.
  How Well Do You Know Your Medical Terms?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a quiz on ten not-so-common medical terms. Guess what terms 'normal people' use for each of the following medical terms.
Tough, 10 Qns, lindaar, Jun 22 13
Tough
lindaar
9172 plays
52.
  Medical Eponyms   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Multiple choice quiz on a variety of medical eponyms.
Tough, 15 Qns, drtmb, Jun 09 21
Tough
drtmb
Jun 09 21
11024 plays
53.
  Medical Prefixes, Suffixes and Medical Terms   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Recently my 16 year old daughter had to take a quiz for her nursing program at school. It involved prefixes, suffixes and terms in her MedPro class. This is not for the faint of heart! Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, dogandpony1023, Aug 13 21
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Aug 13 21
2324 plays
54.
  The Moon's a Balloon   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Call the moon a balloon, we'll know what you mean. Still, it has a scientific name. Choose the correct medical term for these common scenarios. The quiz is good practice for someone learning medical terms, but likely tough for a novice.
Average, 10 Qns, Godwit, Jul 03 13
Average
Godwit gold member
1439 plays
55.
  Medical Terms for Childhood Conditions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It always helps to know what the doctor is talking about. UK spelling.
Average, 10 Qns, Kaye19, Oct 09 14
Average
Kaye19 gold member
3820 plays
56.
  Do you speak 'HospitalBillingese in the USA?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to HospitalBillingese 101, a real foreign language. These basics should help you get by. Good luck and RX!
Average, 10 Qns, vendome, Jan 09 18
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vendome
Jan 09 18
8116 plays
57.
  Derogatory Medicine   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The haughty history of medicine is reflected in some of the derogatory terms that persist in today's medical lexicon. How many of these terms are you familiar with, and can you spot the real terms from amongst the contrived ones?
Difficult, 10 Qns, mikej941, Jun 11 22
Difficult
mikej941
Jun 11 22
6402 plays
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  When the Doctor Says ... II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Part II of what does the doctor mean when he says something.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Nov 16 17
Tough
jstagamtome
Nov 16 17
7281 plays
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  When the Doctor Says....III   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When the doctor says a certain phrase, what is he talking about? Number three of the series.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Mar 17 23
Tough
jstagamtome
Mar 17 23
4001 plays
60.
  Rx Abbreviations   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some prescription abbreviations that you may or may not have seen. Try them out. Includes Latin explanations!
Tough, 10 Qns, rph2000, Nov 08 13
Tough
rph2000
8437 plays
61.
  Take this Quiz PRN   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am a nursing student, so for any of you nurses out there this should be a breeze!
Average, 10 Qns, cfinkenbine, Jun 23 14
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1644 plays
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  When the Doctor Says ... I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What does the doctor mean when he asks for these things?
Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Mar 17 23
Difficult
jstagamtome
Mar 17 23
6106 plays
63.
  A Glance through a Medical Lexicon   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Medical words can be bizarre and crazily polysyllabic. Do you know anything about the following words?
Average, 10 Qns, biblioholik, Aug 17 19
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biblioholik
Aug 17 19
3062 plays
64.
  Medical Terminology A-Z (Part 1)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I enjoyed creating my first quiz, and got so many compliments that I decided to do a set, from A-Z.This is Part 1. Some of these are obsolete, so use your power of deduction, or luck to figure them out!
Tough, 10 Qns, blusuzyq, Jun 26 07
Tough
blusuzyq
4820 plays
65.
  Your What Hurts?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My friend Budhu was coming down the stairs and tripped, hitting many body parts on the way down. He was given 10 diagnoses in the Emergency Department. See if you can deduce where he was injured.
Average, 10 Qns, superstar_dj, Jun 17 17
Average
superstar_dj
2824 plays
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  When the Doctor Says.....IV   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Doctors use jargon for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the terms are shortcuts, sometimes disguised terms to prevent lay people from understanding, and sometimes they learned it that way. How many can you decipher?
Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Jun 20 09
Difficult
jstagamtome
2800 plays
67.
  For the Medical Savvy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on medical lingo. It should not be too hard even if you're not in the medical profession. Have fun and I hope you like it!
Average, 10 Qns, pixiewings8, May 24 21
Average
pixiewings8
May 24 21
871 plays
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  Medical Terminology A-Z (Part 2)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This Quiz is Part 2 in a series of 3. I have selected some medical terms, given the definitions, and you choose the correct term. Feedback/comments are welcome!
Tough, 10 Qns, blusuzyq, Feb 04 14
Tough
blusuzyq
3227 plays
69.
  Your Unintelligible Lab Results    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My last blood test results meant little to me because most were abbreviations followed numbers, with no translations. After consulting several medical sources, I developed this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Nov 16 17
Average
lowtechmaster
Nov 16 17
679 plays
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  Medical Terminology A-Z (Part 3)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is Part 3 of my Medical Terminology A-Z Quizzes! The definitions are given, you choose the correct term. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, blusuzyq, May 18 19
Tough
blusuzyq
May 18 19
2469 plays
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Medical Lingo / Abbreviations Trivia Questions

1. A doctor calls for an order STAT. When does he want the order carried out?

From Quiz
Medical Terminology 101

Answer: immediately

If you have ever been in an emergency room on a busy night, you've probably heard this term. When you hear it, you will definitely see the medical team moving quickly.

2. Most medical words are derived from which languages?

From Quiz Medical Terminology in 10 Easy Lessons

Answer: Greek and Latin

Lesson 1: Origins of medical terminology. Do you feel that medical terminology "is all Greek to me"? There's a good reason for that - a lot of it is! Our knowledge of medical terminology can only go back as far as the earliest written records, which are about 2,500 years old. The earliest known medical terms are Greek and were coined by physicians such as Hippocrates. In contrast, the Romans did not have a well-developed concept of medicine. They absorbed ideas about medicine from the Greeks and Egyptians when Rome occupied those countries. This eventually added Latin to the language. While medical terminology is predominantly Greek- and Latin-based, words can be - and are - adopted from any language. You don't need to know the history to learn the language, but it does help us to appreciate why medical terminology is the way it is, and that there are sound reasons why we use some of these weird and wonderful words.

3. The medical abbreviation BID is the abbreviation of the Latin term "bis in die" and is used in pharmacy. What does this abbreviation mean?

From Quiz Medical Abbreviations

Answer: Twice a day

The medical abbreviation BID is used to indicate how often and at what time the medication should be taken. This is also used to indicate physical therapy and respiratory treatments.

4. How much is a milliliter?

From Quiz Medical Prefixes, Suffixes and Medical Terms

Answer: One thousandth of a liter

A person must know the metric system to figure this out. It takes about twenty drops from an eyedropper or something similar to make a milliliter. Its abbreviation is ml.

5. "This is The Big One, I'm coming home, Elizabeth!" cries Sanford, clutching his chest. "It's my ticker!" James shakes his head at yet another Sanford fake heart attack. Which is the right medical term for pretending to be sick, hoping for a gain?

From Quiz The Moon's a Balloon

Answer: Malingering

Malingering is a medical term for people who purposely fake or exaggerate sickness, hoping for a benefit. Maybe they want to stay home from school, avoid a responsibility, gain money or in Sanford's case, manipulate friends. Munchausen Syndrome is a mental condition in which the patient builds an elaborate and dramatic story of an illness that doesn't exist, for psychological reasons, not looking for gain.

6. What is the medical term for fainting?

From Quiz For the Medical Savvy

Answer: Syncope

Fainting occurs for many reasons, including a temporary lowering in the supply of blood to the brain.

7. Conditions such as asthma and allergies would be treated by whom?

From Quiz Doctor Who?

Answer: Immunologist

Immunologist treat conditions that affect the immune system. The most famous of these conditions would be HIV, a disease that attacks the T-cells and macrophages in the human body. An oncologist is a doctor who is qualified in diagnosing and treating cancer. A paleopathologist is someone who studies disease in bodies which have been preserved from ancient times. A hepatologist is a physician who specializes in liver diseases.

8. When the doctor wants to know the APGAR, what information is he seeking?

From Quiz When the Doctor Says.....IV

Answer: a newborn's condition

Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration. The score, with a maximum of ten points, was devised to determine the immediate need of the newborn for attention, and not as an indicator of late development.

9. When the doctor says "This patient is having DT's", what does he mean?

From Quiz When the Doctor Says....III

Answer: Shakes and anxiety induced by alcohol withdrawal - Delirium Tremens

Delirium Tremens has a mortality of about 35% if untreated and is treated with thiamine and anti-anxiety medication. It is characterized by severe agitation, disorientation and, frequently, hallucinations.

10. What has been removed in a cholecystectomy?

From Quiz What - Ectomy?

Answer: Gallbladder

A cholecystectomy is most commonly performed for the treatment of cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder caused by gallstones blocking the cystic duct) although they can be performed for other reasons such as cancer. Laparoscopic, or 'keyhole', surgery is now the preferred option as it does not cut through the abdominal muscles as the traditional 'open' surgery does which leads to less pain, less complications and much shorter hospital stays and recovery time.

11. When a doctor is concerned about a patient's "cell count" he usually orders a CBC. What does CBC stand for?

From Quiz Medical Test Abbreviations and Acronyms

Answer: Complete Blood Count

A CBC has the complete breakdown of all the cells in your blood. Usually, doctors are concerned with the White Blood Count "WBC" (the cells that fight infections) and the Red Blood Count "RBC" (the cells that carry oxygen in the blood and give blood it's red color.) RBCs are further broken down into hemoglobin and hematocrit (H&H or Hgb & Hct) If their levels fall below 9 and 25 respectively, the doctor usually orders a blood transfusion.

12. An accoucheur might help a woman do this.

From Quiz A Glance through a Medical Lexicon

Answer: Give birth

Marie Antoinette used an accoucheur and basically gave birth in front of the entire French court. This was the practice to prevent a substitute baby being smuggled in. It must have been extremely stressful and her later births were less public affairs.

13. Quinn could not swallow without pain. The ENT (ear,nose,throat doctor) told Quinn he had a simple case of ______ and wrote him a prescription for penicillin.

From Quiz Medical Terminology A-Z (Part 3)

Answer: Quinsy

Quintan- Occurring or happening every 5 days. Quale- Quality. Quatidian- Happening or occurring daily. Quinsy-abscess of the tonsil.

14. A medical term describing the chewing of food and mixing it with saliva.

From Quiz Medical Terminology A-Z (Part 2)

Answer: Inviscation

Inspersion - to sprinkle with powder or liquid. Ixodides - ticks. Ileostomy - an opening into the ileum (part of the small intestine). Inviscation - the mixing of food with saliva in the mouth.

15. A mass of gray matter in the temporal lobe of the brain that is part of the limbic system, or an obsolete word for tonsils.

From Quiz Medical Terminology A-Z (Part 1)

Answer: Amygdala

Amyous- Weak muscle strength or lacking muscle. Amyloid- Starchlike. Alizarin- Red dye made from coal tar.

16. What does -centesis mean?

From Quiz Medical suffixes and their meanings

Answer: surgical puncture to remove fluid

Thoracentesis is the removal of fluid from the chest cavity.

17. What is the more common name for the calcaneus?

From Quiz Spare Me Your Medical Mumbo Jumbo!

Answer: The heel

The calcaneus (pronounced kal-can-ay-us) is the largest bone in the foot. An interesting side fact: Breakages or fractures of the calcaneus occur most often from falls from a height and from motor vehicle accidents. (Reference: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic33.htm)

18. This medical condition is not a single disease but a group of about two hundred diseases. The name of which group of diseases means "crab"?

From Quiz Medical Meanings: Names of Diseases

Answer: cancer

Cancer is the Latin word for "crab". Ancient physicians used the word to refer to malignant tumours because they observed that the behaviour of a crab was similar to the "behaviour" of a malignant tumour. Just as a crab grabs its prey and does not let go, malignant tumours are also very tenacious as they invade the body's tissues, leading to inevitable death.

19. If someone has gastritis, what organ is affected?

From Quiz What Does All of this 'Medical Terminology' Mean?

Answer: the stomach

Gastritis means inflammation of the stomach. Gastr- is the root word for stomach, and the suffix -itis means inflammation.

20. What does the doctor mean when he says the patient has a "cord"?

From Quiz When the Doctor Says ... II

Answer: A blood clot in the vein

A clotted vein feels like a firm cord in the arms or legs, and is usually tender if the clot is recent.

21. What does the doctor mean when the patient needs a "line"?

From Quiz When the Doctor Says ... I

Answer: Intravenous access (an IV)

A line is a request for the ability to give medication or fluids that the patient needs quickly, or when it is not possible to give what is needed by mouth.

22. Bruce Bludger wishes to take the day off work, so he phones his boss to say he has ecchymosis. The boss is quite impressed as it sounds serious. But what is ecchymosis?

From Quiz Medical Terminology for Malingerers

Answer: a bruise

An ecchymosis is a bruise. This medical term comes from two Greek words "ek" (meaning out) and "chymos" (meaning juice). The "juice" being referred to is the blood which is "out" of the blood vessel and causing discolouration of the skin. In Australian terminology, a "bludger" is someone who is lazy, imposes on others and avoids work wherever possible. According to Monty Python, Bruce is a very popular first name in Australia ("Mind if we call you Bruce, just to keep it clear").

23. What is the outermost covering of the tooth structure?

From Quiz That's What The Dentist Said.....

Answer: Enamel

The enamel is the outermost portion of the tooth. Beyond that layer is the dentin, which contains tubules that create sensitivity whenever someone gets a cavity or wears away at the enamel layer. Pulp is the innermost part of the tooth, containing the nerve and blood supply that maintains the tooth's vitality. Problems with the pulp are remedied with a root canal technique that takes the inflamed or diseased pulp out of the tooth. The alveolar process is simply bone -- the part that holds the tooth in place in your mouth.

24. What disease is known to cause total loss of hair on all parts of the body?

From Quiz Medical Terminology

Answer: Alopecia universalis

Alopecia totalis is the loss of all hair on the scalp, Alopecia areata creates only bald patches on the scalp, and baldness is, of course, the general term of no hair on the scalp.

25. This word nephron refers to the major working tissues of which organ in the human body?

From Quiz Medical Terminology

Answer: kidney

The nephron of the kidney includes the glomeruli, ascending and descending tubules, the Loop of Henle, and the Bowman's Capsule. The main purpose of these structures is to reabsorb water from the waste products entering the kidney from the bloodstream, thereby conserving vital fluid volume and concentrating the urine.

26. Redness of the skin.

From Quiz Medical Terminology II

Answer: Erythema

27. Scraping away of the skin or mucous membrane by friction.

From Quiz Basic Medical Terminology I

Answer: Abrasion

28. What is the ink-blot picture test?

From Quiz Medical Eponyms

Answer: Rorschach

Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist

29. The abbreviation USP stands for?

From Quiz Rx Abbreviations

Answer: United States Pharmacopeia

USP is an abbreviation often seen on both prescription drug bottles and many over the counter vitamin supplements. It means that the product is recognized by and listed in the United States Pharmacopeia.

30. What is also known as causalgia?

From Quiz How Well Do You Know Your Medical Terms?

Answer: severe burning

Specifically, the pain is at a distance from an open wound that has healed already. This was first noted by Silas Weir Mitchell, an American doctor and writer, back in 1872.

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