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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.
False
True

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.
Multiple Sclerosis
Myasthenia Gravis
Huntington's Disease
Alzheimer'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
Hearing aid
A wheelchair
Dentures

Question 5:


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

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?
Glucagon
Estrogen
Thyrocalcitonin
Thyroxine

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

 


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