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Medical Terminology: Breaking Down The Terms

written by: tricki11
 
This quiz focuses on medical terms. We will explore the origin and usage of some very common medical terms.

Question 1:


The medical term "cardio", deriving from a Greek word, refers to which organ of the human body?
Liver
Brain
Lungs
Heart

Question 2:


The term "arthro" is of Greek origin. It refers to which part of the body?
Bone
Head
Joint
Skin

Question 3:


"Gastro" is a common medical prefix, derived from the Greek word "gastros" which means what?
Stomach
Brain
Gas
Cell

Question 4:


The word "hepato", which derives from Greek, refers to the kidney.
False
True

Question 5:


Erythrocytes are a type of blood cells, consisting mainly of hemoglobin. What does the word "erythro" mean?
White
Knowledge
Cell
Red

Question 6:


The term "thrombo", which comes from Greek, refers to a blood clot.
False
True

Question 7:


Name the science which studies the human mind and behavior.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


The word "adeno", deriving from Greek, refers to which to what body part?
Gland
Brain
Kidney
Flesh

Question 9:


The two terms "nephro" and "ren" both refer to the kidneys.
True
False

Question 10:


"Onco", coming from the Greek word "onkos" refers to what?
Ear
Tumor
Eye
Nerve

 


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