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Medical Terminology and Diseases

written by: zombie2
 
Do you ever wonder what your doctor is talking about or feel like they are speaking a different language? Take this quiz and test your knowledge on medical terminology and diseases of today.

Question 1:


"Death of heart tissues due to loss of blood supply" correctly describes the condition known as Myocardial Infarction.
True
False

Question 2:


This progressive generative disease of the brain results in loss of cognitive ability and uncontrolled movements, called chorea, the Greek word for dance.
Alzheimer's Disease
Myasthenia Gravis
Multiple Sclerosis
Huntington's Disease

Question 3:


Which of these is best describes the cause of Parkinson's disease?
Changes in the myelin sheath of the neuron
A brain injury
A decrease in a neurotransmitter
Decreased blood flow to the brain

Question 4:


If your physician tells you that you have "Presbycusis" due to the normal process of aging, he may suggest that you need which of these?
Glasses
A wheelchair
Dentures
Hearing aid

Question 5:


Which of these medical terms means "difficulty in swallowing."
dyspnea
dysphagia
dysuria
dyspepsia

Question 6:


Does the condition known as Hypoglycemia imply that blood sugar levels in the body are too high?
Yes
No

Question 7:


If you have hyperthyroidism, your body is overproducing what hormone?
Estrogen
Thyroxine
Thyrocalcitonin
Glucagon

Question 8:


Which of these most accurately describes the medical term, necrosis?
Decrease in white blood cells
Liver damage
Irregular heartbeat
Death of living tissue

Question 9:


Your physician has ordered an "electroencephalogram" (EEG), the graphic recording of the electrical activity of what organ?
Liver
Muscles
Brain
Heart

 


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