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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
Heart murmurs
Myopia
Intensity of headaches

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.
Dyslexia
Narcolepsy
Ataxia
Hyperkinesis

Question 3:


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

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.
Cold sores
Shingles
Sementia
Mumps

Question 6:


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

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
Anorexia
Icterus
Nausea

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


Arthralgia is a severe heart disorder.
False
True

 


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