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Diseases or Disorders of the Human Body II

written by: tricki11
 
These questions build on Part I of the quiz, which I hope you enjoyed. Again, see if you are familiar with any of these disorders.

Question 1:


The sphygmomanometer is a device invented by Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch, used to measure what?
Blood pressure
Intensity of headaches
Heart murmurs
Myopia

Question 2:


This disorder, from a Greek word meaning "failure to put in order", is characterised by lack of muscular coordination, and often occurs when parts of the nervous system which control movement are damaged.
Ataxia
Hyperkinesis
Dyslexia
Narcolepsy

Question 3:


This disorder is the abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain.
Spina bifida
Hydrocephalus
Epilepsy
Multiple sclerosis

Question 4:


Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder, characterized by tics -- involuntary, rapid, movements or vocalizations.
True
False

Question 5:


This is the colloquial equivalent of the medical term Herpes zoster, which is used to define a condition, caused by the varicella zoster virus.
Sementia
Mumps
Cold sores
Shingles

Question 6:


Pre-eclampsia, thought to be caused by inflammatory mediators, is a medical condition associated with which of these?
Eye infections
Brain tumor
Pregnancy
Bronchitis

Question 7:


Down Syndrome, named after Dr. John Langdon Down, is actually a chromosomal defect.
False
True

Question 8:


What medical term is synonym of jaundice, a condition characterized by yellowing of the skin, sclera and mucous membranes?
Ascites
Nausea
Icterus
Anorexia

Question 9:


The presence of gallstones in the gallbladder is defined by what medical term?
Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
Cholelithiasis
Dysentery

Question 10:


Arthralgia is a severe heart disorder.
True
False

 


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