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A drug used to control bleeding is called

hemostatic

A drug used to increase the secretions and mucus from the bronchial tubes is called

expectorant

Why are buttock muscles contraindicated as injection sites on children under age two

too close to the sciatic nerve

In preparation for ultrasound_______is placed on the patient's skin to enhance the penetration of sound waves through tissue

petroleum jelly

The concave curve in the upper surface of a liquid in a container is called

meniscus

Which of the following individuals would have the fastest pulse rate

infants

Techniques that keep areas free of microorganisms are referred to as_______techniques

aseptic

Drugs used for the treatment of a condition to relieve symptoms are______in nature

therapeutic

An x-ray exam of the gall bladder following oral administration of a contrast medium is called

cholecystography

Removal of synovial fluid from a joint is called

arthrocentesis

Synthetic casts are often preferred over plaster casts because they

dry and set faster

Specific hazards or perils listed in an insurance policy for which the insurance company will not pay are called

exclusion

A condition seen in infancy due to a deficiency in vitamin D and characterized by softening of the bone is called

rickets

Which of the following is most often used to administer an ID injection

26-27g needle

Abnormal S-shaped lateral curvature of the spine is called

scoliosis

Which of these distributes the electrical impulse to the ventricles

bundles of his

The six standard chest leads of an EKG are called

precordial

Amniocentesis allows physicians to

perform genetic tests before birth

An antiseptic drugs acts by

inhibiting the growth of microorganisms

Bacterial cultures are taken after autoclaving to determine

the effectiveness of the sterilization

What is a cardiac cycle

one complete heartbeat

What does it mean when you see diagonal lines on the autoclave tape of a wrapped article

the article has been autoclaved

Accounts purchased on credit and owed to creditors are called

accounts payable

An instrument that is used to grasp a curved needle for suturing is called

needle holder

Which of these instruments is used to clamp off blood vessels

hemostat

An imaginary line that divides the body into top and bottom is called a

transverse plane

A wound in which the outer layer of the skin are scraped off is called

abrasion

Inflammation of the mucus lining of the mouth is called

stomatitis

A clean, smooth cut made by a sharp cutting instrument is called a

incision

A device used to record the electrical activity of a patient's heart over a 24 hour period of time is called a ________ monitor

holter

Inflammation of the peritoneal cavity is

peritonitis

A break in a bone, without penetration of the skin surface over the fracture site, is called_______fracture

closed

When using open punctuation, the salutation of a business letter should be followed by which punctuation mark

no punctuation

An attachment to an insurance policy excluding certain illnesses or disabilities that would otherwise be covered is called

pre policy rider

Insulin syringes are calibrated in

units

A drug that affects the nervous system to relieve pain is called

analgesic

An injection where the skin is pulled laterally 1 1/2 inches away form the injection site is called

z track

_________are used to convert specific cardiac arrhythmias into regular sinus rhythms

defibrillators

Fluid that is held within the body tissues, causing them to swell, is called

edema

Normal business transactions requiring payment by the physician should be made by

check

Inflammation of the eyelid is called

blepharitis

__________is a type of arrhythmia characterized by a cardiac cycle that occurs before the cycle is due, and in which a patient's complaint might be the feeling of the heart "skipping a beat"

pvc-premature ventricular contraction

A drug that arouses or increases sexual desire is called

aphrodisiac

What is the proper placement of an agar plate in an incubator

lid up (upright)

An interval software language used to control computer hardware is called its

operating system

A check that will be unpaid if written over a certain amount is known as________check

limited

Drugs that have been mixed, but not dissolved, in liquids are called

suspensions

Separate file folders are used for each type of insurance to be handled in order to ________

avoid losing claims

Digoxin is used for

cardiac problems

Tharazine is used to

reduce mental tension and anxiety

The________name of a drug is its official name

generic

To ensure that the medical office has the supplies it needs , the medical assistant should establish a(n) ___________

reorder point, inventory control log, order quantity (all of the above)

A drug that increases cough output is called a ________

expectorant

The alternating contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles is called ________

peristalsis

The prolonged retention and accumulation of fecal material in the rectum is called

impaction of feces

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