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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?
Forehead
In the backbone
In the mind
In the head

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
Larynx
Lungs
Artery

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?
Axons
Bronchial tubes
Neurons
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?
Capillaries
Aorta
Arteries
Veins

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


The medical prefix "oophoro", which derives from Greek, refers to which part of the body?
Uterus
Muscle
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?
Eye
Ear
Nose
Mouth

 


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