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multiple choice vocabulary test, hesi a2 practice,

Which word means "produced within the body"?
a. Endogenous
b. Exogenous
c. Occluded
d. Paroxysmal

a. endogenous

Which word means "to enlarge or expand"?
a. Dilute
b. Suppress
c. Dilate
d. Retain

c. dilate

Which word means "rounded inward"?
a. Convex
b. Flaccid
c. Overt
d. Concave

d. concave

Which word means "a gradual, subtle process"?
a. Recur
b. Insidious
c. Latent
d. Precipitous

b. Insidious

Which word means "maintenance of balance with body fluids"?
a. Fatigue
b. Paroxysmal
c. Hydration
d. Precipitous

c. hydration

What is the best description for the term: Exogenous?
a. An already present condition
b. Produced outside the body
c. Likely to occur soon
d. Produced within the body

b. produced outside the body

What is the best description for the term: Labile?
a. Easily altered; changing rapidly
b. To occur again
c. Essential
d. Present, but not visible or active

a. easily altered, changing rapidly

What is the best description for the term: Overt?
a. Closed or obstructed
b. First or most significant
c. Adverse or negative
d. Easily observed and obvious

d. easily observed and obvious

What is the best description for the term: Patent?
a. Open
b. Closed or obstructed
c. Difficult to arouse
d. Brief and to the point

a. open

What is the best description for the term: Toxic?
a. Rapid, uncontrolled
b. poisonous or exhibiting symptoms of infection
c. Adverse or negative
d. Undesired, possibly harmful

b. poisonous or exhibiting symptoms of infection

The nurse considered the patient's irregular breathing an "ominous" sign.
a. Insignificant
b. Significantly important and dangerous
c. Hopeful
d. Imperceptible

b. significantly important and dangerous

The trauma caused the patient's "latent" infection to start producing symptoms.
a. Active and ongoing
b. Producing a strong effect
c. An indication of a problem.
d. Present and capable of developing, but not now visible or active

d. present and capable of developing, but not now visible or active

There was an "abrupt" change in the patient's temperature.
a. Slow and gradual
b. Changing rapidly and often
c. Sudden
d. Subtle, insignificant

c. sudden

The nurse reported that the patient's circulation to their right hand was "occluded".
a. Open. Freely flowing.
b. Rapidly changing
c. Adverse or negative
d. Closed up or obstructed

d. closed up or obstructed

What is the best description for the term: Distended?
a. Less concentrated. Diluted.
b. Enlarged or expanded from pressure
c. Limp, lacking tone.
d. Obvious, easily observed.

b. enlarged or expanded from pressure

Which word means "Limp, lacking tone"?
a. Distended
b. Dilated
c. Labile
d. Flaccid

d. flaccid

Which word means "to take in addition to or to complete"?
a. Supplement
b. Contraindication
c. Potent
d. Retain

a. supplement

Which word means "to obtain entry or a means of approach"?
a. Overt
b. Predispose
c. Untoward
d. Access

d. access

The nurse reported that the patient seemed "lethargic".
a. Hyperactive
b. Difficult to arouse
c. Pale. Clammy.
d. Limp, lacking tone.

b. difficult to arrouse

Which word means "present on two sides"?
a. Unilateral
b. Diameter
c. Bilateral
d. Dilate

c. bilateral

Which word means "distinct, separate"?
a. Convex
b. Exogenous
c. Occluded
d. Discrete

d. discrete

Which word means "beginning suddenly or abruptly"?
a. Complication
b. Paroxysmal
c. Contraindication
d. Exacerbate

b. paroxysmal

Which word means "reddened or ruddy appearance"?
a. Flaccid
b. Distended
c. Flushed
d. Lethargic

c. flushed

Which word means "a characteristic or constant factor"
a. Parameter
b. Incidence
c. Symptom
d. Device

a. parameter

What is the best description for the term: Contraindication?
a. An indication of a problem
b. Already present
c. To begin or put into practice
d. A reason why something should not be done

d. a reason why something should not be done

What is the best description for the term: Precipitous?
a. Adverse or negative
b. Rapid, uncontrolled
c. Stringent, complete or exact
d. Of great importance

b. rapid, uncontrolled

What is the best description for the term: Cease?
a. Contact
b. Press downward
c. Bring to an end
d. Draw together

c. bring to an end

What is the best description for the term: Invasive?
a. Inserting or entering into a body part
b. To swallow for digestion
c. To make more susceptible
d. To stop or subdue

a. inserting or entering into a body part

Which word means "to stop or subdue"?
a. Predispose
b. Patent
c. Suppress
d. Recur

c. suppress

Which word means "producing a strong effect"?
a. Overt
b. Potent
c. Ominous
d. Insidious

b. potent

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