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Medical Terminology: Breaking Down The Terms II

written by: tricki11
 
Let's learn some more terms commonly used by doctors. We will explore the origin and usage of some very common medical terms.

Question 1:


The term "encephalon," defined as the brain of a vertebrate, derives from a Greek word which means what?
In the mind
In the head
In the backbone
Forehead

Question 2:


"Carcino" is a word of Greek origin which refers to the small intestines.
True
False

Question 3:


The term "blepharo" derives from a Greek word and refers to which part of the body?
Eyelid
Lungs
Artery
Larynx

Question 4:


An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin, the area between the abdomen and thigh.
True
False

Question 5:


Which of these medical terms refers to air passages in the lungs?
Neurons
Terminals
Axons
Bronchial tubes

Question 6:


The word "phlebo" is of Greek origin, which comes from the root "phlein", meaning "to gush" or "to overflow". What part of the body does this word refer to?
Capillaries
Arteries
Aorta
Veins

Question 7:


The medical prefix "bucco" refers to which part of the head?
Eye
Cheek
Nose
Forehead

Question 8:


The medical prefix "oophoro", which derives from Greek, refers to which part of the body?
Muscle
Uterus
Abdomen
Ovary

Question 9:


The prefix "neuro", which in Greek means "sinew" or "string", is related to the nervous system.
True
False

Question 10:


The prefix of Greek origin, "oto" is used in medical terminology to refer to what body part?
Mouth
Eye
Nose
Ear

 


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