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Diseases and Disorders of the Human Body

written by: tricki11
 
We all suffer or know someone who suffers from various illnesses. Take this quiz to see if you are familiar with any of these disorders.

Question 1:


This mental illness, classified by Emil Kraepelin in 1887, is characterized by persistent disorders in the perception or expression of reality. A person who suffers from this disease may have delusions, hallucinations, disorganized or catatonic behavior.
Autism
Huntington's Disease
Dementia
Schizophrenia

Question 2:


This medical term refers to a condition, characterized by enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Sore throat
Mumps
Goiter
Boils

Question 3:


This disease is characterized by the presence of the following symptoms: recurrent, episodic vertigo, hearing loss, a sensation of aural fullness and tinnitus. It is a balance disorder of the inner ear, first described by a French physician in 1861.
Kawasaki Syndrome
Cushing's Syndrome
Meniere's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease

Question 4:


A chalazion, also known as a Meibomian gland lipogranuloma, refers to which of these?
A sore throat
A recurring headache
A fungal rash
A cyst on the eyelid

Question 5:


Alopecia is the medical term which refers to baldness.
False
True

Question 6:


This medical condition is characterized by subsequent decay of body tissues, caused by infection or thrombosis or lack of blood flow.
Gangrene
Scleroderma
Impetigo
Tinea

Question 7:


Urticaria is a relatively common form of allergic reaction, that causes red skin welts. Which is the other term which refers to this skin ailment?
Chicken pox
Eczema
Hives
Shingles

Question 8:


The term "albino" comes from the Latin word "albus". An albino person or animal is characterised by what?
Oily skin
Redness of the skin
Extremely dark pigmentation of the skin
A lack of pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair

Question 9:


Which medical term refers to the crackling sound, produced when two rough surfaces in the human body come into contact?
Crepitus
Bunion
Exostosis
Osteoporosis

Question 10:


Which word refers to a sound caused by abnormal or pathological heart valves?
Aneurysm
Beat
Wheezing
Murmur

 


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