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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 head
In the backbone
Forehead
In the mind

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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?
Veins
Aorta
Arteries
Capillaries

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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