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Medical Terminology and Diseases II
Are you fascinated with medical information? Do you enjoy learning about diseases and medical terms? Test your knowledge with part two of Medical Terminology and Diseases.
Tuberculosis is an infection, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. Among the symptoms of Tuberculosis are fatigue, weakness, coughing and hemoptysis. What does the term "hemoptysis" refer to?
Loss of appetite
Coughing up blood
Fainting is a loss of consciousness due to temporary insufficient blood flow to the brain. What is he medical term for fainting?
Cerebral palsy, first identified by the British surgeon, William Little in 1860, refers to a large group of movement disorders. When the two lower limbs are affected, cerebral palsy is defined by which term?
A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, is caused by temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain. Could TIA be considered a warning that a cerebrovascular accident (a stroke) is likely to occur?
What is the definition of the word "Embolus", which comes from a Greek word, meaning "a wedge" or "plug"?
A rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
Inflammation of a joint, accompanied by pain and swelling
A blood clot, a clump of bacteria or foreign material, that travels through the bloodstream, lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it
None of these
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of creating images of the inside of opaque organs in living organisms, used to distinguish pathological tissue (such as a brain tumor) from healthy tissue.
This disease, commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease", occurs when the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord gradually deteriorate.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Among the various symptoms of the disease is a shock-like sensation that runs down the back and into the legs, and is caused by bending the neck forward. What is the medical term for this symptom?
What condition is characterized by blindness in one half of the visual field of one or both eyes?
The medical term, "Bradycardia" refers to an abnormally fast heart rate.
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