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Medical assistant certification complete study guide CCMA / NHA 2018
Used to pass the 2018 NHA Medical Assistant CCMA.
Terms in this set (645)
An abnormal decrease in the size of a muscle is?
The cell from which a muscle develops is?
The abbreviation for Alzheimer's Disease?
An Otoscope is used to?
Inspect the exterior ear canal
The procedure that s used to puncture the chest to remove fluid is called ?
Which of the following lab tests would be abnormal for a patient with anemia?
Hyperparathyroidism may be treated by which medical specialist?
An abnormal increase in total of WBCs is?
Extremely rapid breathing is called?
Which of the following suffixes refers to pain?
A suffix used to denote a surgical repair is?
A mammogram is a radiograph of the?
The term alopecia is synonymous with?
Another term for chewing is?
A nevus in th antecubital area is a?
Mole on the inside of the elbow
An inflammation of a joint is?
Fat makes up?
The cause of disease is referred to as?
The function of the olfactory nerve is?
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure of the?
The study of diseases and treatment of the male and female urinary bladder is?
A diagnostic procedure that alows for visualization of the urinary bladder is
A patient with hives most likely will report that he or she has
Lines body cavities that open to the outside?
A mucous membrane
The ventral region of the body is described as
The body cavity that contains the intestines is the
Movement of a body part toward the midline of the body is
The plane that divides the body into front and back halves is
THIS Can follow a viral illness in children?
THE vertebrae of the lower back are the
AN acute infectious skin disease caused by strep or staph is
THE bone located in the posterior of the skull is the?
THE type of bone fracture in which the bone is bent and partially broken is a?
THEperipheral nervous system is composed of how many pairs of spinal nerves?
THEpons and medulla make up the
A failure of bone marrow to produce red blood cells results in which type of anemia
Protrusion of a part of the stomach through the esophageal opening in the diaphragm is a?
The tympanic membrane is the?
The largest Artery in the body is the?
The SA node Is the?
pacemaker of the heart
An x-ray taken to confirm a fracture of the distal forearm includes both the?
Radius and ulna
Which of the following demonstrates an involuntary muscle action?
heartbeat, breathing, peristalsis, pupil dilation
Which of the following organs are located in the RUQ?
An abnormal lateral curvature of the spine is known as?
The diaphragm is stimulated by which nerve?
The alpha cells in the pancreas are responsible for the production of?
The surgical removal of the gallbladder is a?
The cranial nerve involved in blindness is the?
The number of permanent teeth is?
Legally, a physician
May refuse to accept a patient if he or she chooses
An itinerary Is a?
detailed outline of a trip
Professionalism may best be displayed by?
Staying calm when dealing with angry patients
The ability to imagine taking the place of the patient and accepting the patient's behavior is?
The patient's medical record belongs to?
A breast mass is found in a woman whose mother and sister have died from breast cancer. She cancels her next three follow-up appointments. Which defense mechanism is she using?
Personality differences are due to?
age, experience, heredity, environment)
Which is not a characteristic desirable in a medical assistant?
Which is not an example of stereotyping?
Young children react differently to stressful situations
To release medical information the patient must sign a?
Which of the following should be reported to the health department?
Which of the following is objective data?
Which of the following phone calls should be given immediately to the physician?
In Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the need to be loved and free from loneliness is a?
If a patient refuses to consent to treatment, the medical assistant should?
Delay treatment and inform/consult the physician
An enforceable contract contains?
All of the above (an offer, an acceptance, a consideration, a capacity)
The opposite of anterior is?
Informed consent should include which of the following elements?
All of the above (benefits and risks of the treatment, purpose of treatment, nature of the patient's condition, assessment of the patient's understanding o the treatment)
All of the following are reasons for revoking a physcian's license except?
Providing atypical care
The control center of a cell of?
Subcutaneous tissue is?
found under the skin, contains fat, is an injection site, connects the dermis to the muscle surface
Which is not a bone of the lower extremity?
The muscle in the upper extremity that is used as an injection site is the?
Gas exchange in the lungs takes place in the?
The Liver makes?
bile, detoxifies harmful substances, produces heparin, stores glycogen
The fertilized ova implants into the?
Testosterone is produced in the?
There are _______pairs of spinal nerves?
Gustatory receptors are located in the?
Insulin decreases ?
blood sugar level
A decrease in the total number of white blood cells?
The physician is legally obligated to report?
deaths, births, communicable diseases, abuse
The prefix "Brady" means?
The opposite of superficial is?
An authorization in advance to withdraw artifical life support is an?
Unconsciously avoiding the reality of an unpleasant event is called?
"Tell me more about it" is an example of?
An open-ended statement
The study of the CAUSE of a disease is?
Nonverbal communication may be conveyed by?
All of the Above (touch, eye contact, body position, silence)
Bulimia is an?
A cerebral vascular accident can also be called a?
Rubeola is also called?
A sexually transmitted disease caused by a protozoal infestation is?
An eletrolyte that has an important influence of the activity of the heart muscles is?
Which of the following respiratory disorders is characterized by a loss of lung capacity?
The type of membrane that lines cavities of the body that open to the outside is?
Another name for an open fracture is?
Which of the following types of scheduling is not a good type of time management?
What piece of mail should be placed on top when sorting the physician's mail?
Envelope marked "Personal"
Open punctuation is characterized by?
Absence of punctuation after the salutation and a comma after the complimentary close
The federal insurance program that provides for the medically indigent is?
The process of transferring an amount from the day sheet to the ledger is?
A numeric filing system requires the use of an?
The file folder label for Jennie Holmes-Mathis should be?
Third-party participation in an office indicates the relationship between the?
Physician, Patient and Insurance company
A claim may be rejected by an insurance company because of the omission of?
All of the Above (complete diagnosis, policy number, patient birth date, itemization of charges)
How much postage is required for a first-class letter that weighs 3 oz if the first ounce costs .34C and each additional ounce is .25?
When the word "Confidential" is to be typed on the envelope, it should be placed?
Below the Return Address
The most formal of complimentary closings is?
Very Truly Yours
When making an appointment, which of the following is not needed?
This type of call allows more than one person in more than one place to talk simultaneously?
This computer procedure protects against the loss of data?
A tickler file is?
Future events arranged in chronological order
All of the following would require a CPT code except?
Which of the following characteristics of a receptionist could make an impression on a patient?
Appearance, professionalism, manners, attitude
A "V-code" Refers to?
Factors that influence health status
Mail that is opened accidentally should be?
Resealed with tape, and notes as "opened in error"
Which of the following are E/M descriptors?
All of the Above (physical exam, school physical, well-baby check-up, pre-op physical)
Which is an example of a third-party payer?
In the POMR (PROBLEM ORIENTED) system, the intial database includes?
A numbered list of present problems
A trial balance is a comparison of the?
Ledger card totals and account-receivable balance
When adding information to the medical record, new notes are added?
Newest to the front
Which of the following calls require immediate transfer to the physician?
Calls from Another physician
Appointments should be scheduled?
In consecutive order without larg gaps
Which is not part of basic information obtained at the patient's first visit?
Standard size paper and envelope for business correspondence is
8 1/2 x 11; no. 10 envelope
Patient's ledger cards should be kept In a?
Separate ledger file
The bank statement is reconciled with the?
The record of the proceedings of a meeting is the?
Which of the following protects data from being lost?
The scheduling system based on scheduling similar appointments or procedures together is called?
Appropriate information to include in a patient information brochure would be?
Information about the scope of the practice
A new employee must complete which of the following?
Which of the following abbreviations is not correct?
Patient information that is released without patient's authorization could result in legal charge of?
Invasion of privacy
A correctly addressed envelope includes?
Omission of all punctuation
Which of the following circumstances would waive the need for a written release of medical records?
In double-entry bookkeeping, the original entry is put onto the?
The correct way to indicate an enclosure notation is?
A superbill provides which of the following?
Which of the following is the purpose of records management?
All of the Above (storage, arranging, accessibility, classifying)
Which coding system is not associated with medical procedures?
Which is not an indexing rule?
Initials come after complete names
ICD-9-CM codes that refer to factors that may influence the patient's health status are
The smallest piece of information that the computer can process is a (n)?
The index of files on a disk is the?
The appointment system of the office should take into account the needs of the?
Physcians and Patients
"Dear Mrs. May" is an example of?
A master list of equipment inventory includes all of the following except the?
Which of the following hospital records may be released by the authorization of the attending surgeon only?
An illness that existed before an insurance policy is written is known as a?
A patient has not been seen in the office for two years. HIs record would be found in the?
An important consideration when deciding how to position the computer monitor at the reception desk is?
Which group of patients should be escorted to the exam room and given instructions on what they ar to do?
All of the Above (Children, New patients, established patients, elderly)
Which information is not essential for the surgery scheduler when requesting a surgery date?
Name of Assisting Physcian
The notation "Julia Jones, MD" means
A copy of the letter is sent to Dr. Jones
A "History and Physical" usually contains all of the following except?
Results of lab tests
Under a manged care plan, the physcian agrees to?
Accept predetermined fees
Which type of insurance organization uses the fee-for-services concept?
Which factor is not included when determining the level of service for E and M codes?
Cost of Services
When money is placed in an account, which of the following documents is prepared?
The most common color-coding system color codes the?
Standard precautions are designed to be used for?
Disposable single-use gloves should be worn?
When handling specimens, and when performing venipuncture
Normal oral tempature, in degrees, is?
Normal respiratory rate for an adult is?
14-20 breaths per minute
Vital signs include?
The pulse rate is usually higher in?
Children than adults
Pulse rate is decreased by?
All of the Above (sleep, brain injury, causing increased pressure, hypothyroidism)
A high fever occurs when the body temperature, in degrees, is?
The pulse pressure is?
The difference between the systolic and dialstolic blood pressure
A patient who weighs 45 kg also weighs how many pounds?
A patient who is 72 inches tall is?
During a physical exam, percussion is most commonly used to examine the?
Chest and back
A patient's reaction to stress, use of defense mechanisms, and resources for support would be recorded under?
Subjective findings include?
How the patient feels, information about the patients family, previous pregnancies
Visual acuity is?
Clearness of Vision
The purpose of a Proctoscopy is to examine the?
A patient in the Sims' position is lying on the?
Left side and chest, with right leg flexed
A patient lying flat on the abdomen is in the?
The physician uses which of the following to examine the patient's eyes?
The patient should be placed in which of the following positions for examination of the head and neck?
For an obstetrics exam, urine is routinely checked for the presence of?
Glucose and protein
A patient should be taught that the best time to perform a self-breast exam is about?
One week after her period
An infection that has a rapid onset, severe symptoms, and subsides in a short period of time is called?
Sterile wrapped items can be safely stored, and considered sterile, for up to?
When removing a pack from the autoclave, you notice that the sterilization indicator has not changed color. You should?
Unwrap the pack; rewrap the pack; replace the indicator; resterilze
Scrubbing an item with soap and water before sterilization is?
The type of immunity that develops from having the disease is?
When opening a sterile pack, the top flap should be opened?
Away from the body
The finest suture material of the following list is?
A type of instrument that is used to grasp or hold tissues or objects is a?
Betadine (providone-iodine) should not be used on the skin of a patient who is allergic to?
Wound drainage that contains pus is charted as?
The angle for the insertion of the needle for an ID injection is?
A medication that is placed under the tongue is being administered by which technique?
To administer an intramuscular injection, which needle would you use?
1 1/2 21 gauge
A type of drug that increases urinary output is?
The physician orders 250 mg amoxicillin IM. The vial reads "500 mg per 1 ml." How much would be given to the patient?
When a specimen is placed in a centrifuge, a tube of similar size containing liquid of similar weight should be placed?
Directly opposite the specimen
Microscopic examination pf a urine sample should be performed?
Within 1/2 hour of collection
The absence of urinating formation is termed?
Normal specific gravity is generally between?
A CBC includes?
All of the Above (platelet count, hemoglobin and hematocrit, WBC count)
Capillary blood is usually obtained?
From a skin puncture
A cholecystogram is used to view the?
Heat application dilates?
The wave on an EKG that represents contraction of the atria is?
The pacemaker of the heart is called the?
A standard EKG has how many leads?
The standard speed for recording an EKG is?
To cauterize a small lesion on the oral mucosa, the physician may use an applicator with?
A common lab test that may be ordered for a patient on Coumadin therapy is?
Which one of the following types of suture material is absorbable?
The minimum number of cells to be counted in a differential blood smear is?
A hemoglobin of 10 g/dl is approximately equivalent to a hematocrit of?
Which of the following lab results should be called to the attention of the physician?
Sed rate: 30mm/hr
The stain used to identify bacteria is the?
On standing for a long time, a urine sample becomes?
A blood sample for serum is collected in which of the following tubes?
Which of the following are categories to classify instruments used in surgery?
All of the above (probing and dilating, cutting and dissecting, grasping and clamping, retracting)
The first thing that should be done in an emergency situation involving an unconscious person is to?
Assess victim's airway
A physical examination of a urine sample includes?
All of the above (odor, color, transpareency, specific gravity)
Most drugs are metabolized in the?
The Ishihara test tests for?
Which is not a common symptom of a myocardial infarction?
Hemostats are a type of?
The normal ratio for respiration to pulse is?
4 to 1
Symptoms of insulin shock include?
All of the above (restless and confusion, cold, clammy skin, profuse sweating, rapid, weak pulse)
Which is the most important route for the elimination of drugs from the body?
Prozac is an example of an?
The two most important factors in performing an effective handwash are?
Friction and running water
At which age is the first MMR vaccination recommended?
If a patient describes an aura before the onset of a severe headache, this if often a sign of a?
A function of hemoglobin is to?
Carry oxygen and carbon dioxide
A quality assurance program in the lab?
Ensures the accuracy of results
The reaction of the PPD test is read?
48-72 hours after it is administered
The abbreviation for "both ears" is?
The blood type known as the "universal donor" is?
A lower GI series is performed to outline the?
A technique that provides soft tissue images in three dimension is?
Massive and prolonged exposure to radiation can result in?
The first group of leads to be recorded on an EKG are?
Leads I, II, and III
Streptococci are arranged in?
Pulse rate may be increased in all of the following except?
The electrode that is used for grounding in an EKG is?
RL (right leg)
Which federal agency oversees the safety of health facilities?
A drug reference contains all of the following information except?
Ibuprofen has analgesic and antipyretic properties and is used to treat?
All of the above (pain, arthritis, headache, sysmenorrhea)
Which of the following patient instructions is critical for a successful Holter Monitor recording interpretation?
Keep a written recording of all daily activities
The involuntary muscular action that moves food along the GI tract is called?
The first dose of DTP (DTap) vaccine should be administered at?
A ligament connects?
Bone to bone
Tissue samples removed during a biopsy would be sent to which department of the lab?
Which of the following would be least likely to contaminate the sterile field?
Nonsterile person entering the room
An antihistamine that may be used to treat an allergic reaction is?
Each of the following abbreviations is correctly defined except?
Surgical asepsis should be maintained when performing which of the following?
How often should quality control tests be performed in the lab?
This type of nerve conducts impulses toward the brain?
Sweat glands are termed?
An infectious inflammatory skin disease caused by staphylococci and characterized by vesicles that later crust is called?
A decrease is bone density may indicate?
The largest portion of the brain is the?
An impairment of vision due to old age is/
An infection of the middle ear may be charted as?
The valve located between the right atrium and left ventricle is the?
The medical term for whooping cough is?
The region between the lungs that contains the heart, aorta, esophagus, and bronchial tubes is the?
Inflammation of the nasal mucosa results in?
A disease that is characterized by muscle rigidity, a shuffling gait, and progressive tremors is?
Which of the following accessory organs of digestion stores and concentrates bile?
Micturition is a synonym for?
Which of the following indicates an aggravation of symptoms?
A woman who has given birth to two or more children may be called?
The release of an ovum from the ovary is?
Male sterilization is called a?
Which of the following are ways in which pathogens can be spread?
All of the above (transmission by a vector, person-to-person contact, environmental contact, object-to-person contact)
The "colored" portion of the eye is known as?
All of the following are bones of the middle ear except the?
The combining form for "bone" is?
Slow heartbeat is also called?
A temporary absence of respiration is?
A collection of blood in the pleural cavity is called a?
An endoscopic examination of the rectum is charted as a?
The downward projection from the lower edge of the soft palate is the?
The combining form "labio" means?
The hollow, muscular organ that temporarily stores urine in the?
The secretion from an endocrine glad is called a?
Progesterone is produced by the?
The region between the vagina and anus is termed the
Which of the following is not a part of the axial skeleton?
A wound that barely penetrates the skins is charted as being?
A surgical opening into the eardrum to avoid rupture is a?
An antipyretic agent works against?
to stop or control
Enlargement of spleen
Forming a new opening
Below the lungs
Surgical removal of blood clot
Eardrum or drumlike
On one side
Across the chest
Suspension or fixation
Termination of pregnancy before viability
Rupture of a vessel, organ, or tissue
Less than normal blood sugar
9 Quadrants in a human body are?
Cranial, Spinal, Dorsal, Thoracic, Diaphram, Abdominal, Ventral, Pelvic, and Abdominopelvic
The human body has 206 bones, cartilage and ligaments. The framework of the body is called the?
Lack of formation or development; usually refers to organ
12 pair of bones that make up the thorax; the bars of the cage?
Excessive curvature in the lumbar portion of the vertebral column
Abnormal lateral curvature of the vertebral column
A tort is ?
A type of civil law.
Malfeasance is one form of?
Kyphosis (hunch back)?
An excessive curvature in the thoracic portion of the vertebral column.
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)?
Decreased immunity resulting from infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Leaving the victim suscetible to opportunistic diseases.
Increased heart rate (pulse)
Contains approx. 650 muscles that form of the body.
Surgical reconstruction of the breast
Herniation of the meninges
Inflammation of the lymph gland/ nodes
Between in the midst
Softening of the tissues
Fungus or mold
Vessel or duct
Inflammation of the joints
flow or discharge from the nose
Passing from front to rear
Front of the body
Digit, finger, or toe
study of cells
Inflammation of the gallbladder
Bluish condition of the skin
surgical repair of the hands
pertaining to the face and neck
enlargement of the heart
slow heart rate (pulse)
Paralysis of the one half of the body
any disease of the female reproductive system
pertaining to nose and throat
Rupture of the uterus
The transfer of the products of the digestion into the blood and lymph for circulation.
suppression of the menses
Back of the body
enlargement of the adrenal glands
surgical puncture of the abdomen to remove fluid
pain in nerves
An ingrown nail (hidden in the nail bed) nail, finger or toenail
surgical crushing of a nerve
the study of
Death of tissue or bone
Destruction of the kidney tissue
within the main part of the brain
within a vessel
Disease of kidney
Decreased white cells
condition of fungus of the nails
excision of an ovary
destruction of a stone
Regulates body functions and processes. Communicates stimuli and responses throughout the body. Generates thoughts, sensations, emotions and perceptions.
Chemicals are made up of?
atoms and molecules
group of tissues working together to perform a function
Groups of cells with similar structures and functions (such as the connective tissues)
Structural and functional units of life
Destruction, Destroy and Dissolution
Phonia or Phon/o?
Ingest or eat
pain or sensitivity to pain
inflammation of the stomach
stretching of the stomach
Inflammation of the small intestine
inflammation of the inside lining of the heart
inflammation of the brain
pertaining to the blood
indigestion or painful digestion
Gastritis or Gastr/o?
inflammation of the stomach
disease of the nerves
burst forth or hemorrhage
side of body
middle of body
Inspection of the duodenum with a scope
The equilibrium or health of the body as measured by established norms for blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, resp. rate, and other indicators.
Bones and related structures that support?
Muscles and related structures that accommodate movement?
Any skin lesion or eruption
The study of body structure?
The study of body function?
The study of abnormal changes in body structures or functions?
Skin and related structures that contain and protect?
A group of organs working together to perform a set of related functions are?
Inflammation of a tear sac
microscopic examination of cells
Moving away from the body mid-line. (The opposite of adduction)
away from; absent
surgical removal of the testicle
Disease of joints and bones
Rupture of a vein
Hemorrhage of the rectum
surgical repair of the renal pelvis
thickening (hardening) of the arteries
against fever; fever reducing
to take away pain, free from pain
Control bleeding or to stop bleeding
middle of the back or middle of the back side
below normal temperatue
disease of the retina
Enlargement of liver
suturing of the uterus
Blue condition of the extremities
Behind the peritoneum
Proper interaction with pediatric patients includes the following EXCEPT?
Telling a child that a procedure will not hurt at all.
The salutation of a letter is placed?
Two lines below the inside address.
A urine test that compares the weight of urine to that of distilled water is?
The ECG lead that measures the difference in electrical potential between the right arm and left arm is?
Beneath, below, or under
Inflammation of the gums and tongue
Incision of the abdominal wall
Difficult, or painful
Movement, or motion
Tumor of a gland
Formation of pus
Excessive formation of cells or tissue
Half, one half
Pertaining to paralysis
Contains the spinal cord;runs continuously from the brainstem in the cranial cavity to the end of the spinal cord
Contains the brain
Contains the heart,lung, and large blood vessels;it is separated from the abdominal cavity by the diaphragm;within the thoracic cavity lies the mediastinum a smaller cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and large blood vessels
Contains the stomach, most of the intestines, the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen; it is separated from the thoracic cavity (superior) by the diaphragm and from the pelvic cavity
Contains the urinary bladder, rectum, and internal organs of the male and female reproductive system
The body contains different types of_____ found in the diverse organs and systems?
The study of tissue is called?
Forms the outer surface of the body?
Squamous (flat and irregular) cuboidal or columnar?
Simple or stratified?
Supports and connects other tissues and structures?
_______ are thin sheets of tissue that line and protect structures?
The main tissue of the outer layer of the skin is?
The glands that are saclike in structure and produce oily secretions that lubricate the skin are?
The portion of skeletal bone that manufactures blood cells is the?
Red bone marrow
The structure that attach muscles to bone are?
Nerve fibers are insulated and protected by a fatty material called?
The function of the lacrimal apparatus is to?
Produce tears to lubricate the eye
A bone that is part of the pelvic girdle is the?
The cellular components of blood include?
Erthrocytes, leukocytes and platelets
An organ located in the left upper quadrant is the?
The structure in the body also known as the voice?
The wavelike movement the propels food through the digestive tract is called?
The process that does not require oxygen for the breakdown of glucose is referred to as being?
The term that means the body is in a state of equilibrium or balance is?
The funnel shaped basin that forms the upper end of the ureter is the?
In both males and females the entire pelvic floor is called the?
A pregnancy that develops in a location outside the uterine cavity is referred to as?
Which of the following body systems includes the thyroid and pituitary glands
The term inguinal pertains to what area or structure of the body?
The measure of acidity or alkalinity of solution is called?
pH ( hydrogen ion)
The thoracic and abdominal cavities of the body are separated by the?
The chambers of the heart are the?
Ventricles and atria
An example of active immunity is?
Producing antibodies as a result of having a disease
The structure in the body also known as the voice box is the?
The wavelike movement that propels food through the digestive tract is called?
The process that DOES NOT REQUIRE oxygen for the breakdown of glucose is referred to as being?
The term that means the body is in state of equilibrium or balance?
The funnel shaped basin that forms the upper end of the uterus?
In both males and females the entire pelvic floor is called?
The measure of acidity or alkalinity of a solution is called?
A term that describes a solution that has the same concentration as cell fluids is?
The fibrous bands that support organs to hold them in place are?
The membrane that surrounds the heart is the?
The small tip of the cartilage at the lower end of the sternum is the?
A major muscle in the body that assists in raising the arm away from the body is the?
Cells that carry or transmit impulses toward the central nervous system are called?
The spaces in the brain where cerebrospinal fluid is formed is/are the?
Impulses from the receptors for smell are carried to the brain by the?
The hormone that is essential for growth is produced in the?
Which of the following represents layers of the heart?
Epicardium and myocardium
The blood vessel that brings blood from the head, chest, and arms back to the heart is the?
Superior vena cave
Which of the following is the proper sequence for the flow of blood in the body?
Artery ➡️ vein➡️ arteriole
The condition and f inflammation of the lymphatic vessels is called?
The lymphatic system includes the following organs and tissue EXCEPT?
The process in which white blood cells take in and destroy waste and foreign material is called?
The structure common to the respiratory and digestive systems is the?
An accumulation of air in the pleural space that may lead to collapse of the lung is called?
The leaf shaped cartilage that covers the opening of the larynx is the?
Most of the digestive process occurs in the?
The lining of the stomach has many folds called?
The first portion of the small intestine?
An accumulation of excessive fluid in the intercellular spaces is called?
The kidneys are located in the?
The term hydronephrosis means?
Distention of the renal pelvis resulting from obstructed flow of urine
The sex glands of the male and female reproductive system are the?
Testes and ovaries
The bone that lies between the hip and the knee is the?
The largest artery in the body is the?
The term that refers to absence of mentsral flow in a woman of reproductive age is?
The hormone produced by the embryonic cells of the fetus?
Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone
A substance necessary for proper formation of a blood clot is?
The left atrioventricular AV valve in the heart is also known as the?
The only artery in the body that carries deoxygenated blood is the?
A localized dilation resulting from weakness of a blood vessel wall is a?
An example of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is?
A portion of the large intestine is the?
A chronic degenerative disease of the liver is?
The tube that permits urine to pass from the bladder to the outside of the body is the?
The innermost layer of the uterus is the?
The frontal or coronal plane of the body divides the body into?
Front and rear
The membrane attached to internal organs is the?
The term that describes a disorder that breaks down tissues in a body system is?
The study of the cause of any disease or of all factors that may be involved in the development of a disease is?
The chronic skin condition characterized by a red flat area covered with silvery scales is?
Which of the following is not one of the cranial bones?
The bone that is part of the shoulder girdle and is between the sternum and the scapula is the?
The type of muscle responsible for producing peristaliyis?
The type of joint motion that allows movement away from the midline of the body such as moving the arms straight out to the sides is?
The sympathetic system of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for?
Dilation of bronchi of the lungs
The portion of the brain that aids in the coordination of voluntary muscle action is the?
Strabismus is a condition of the eye causing?
Cross eyed appearance
A structure found in the inner ear is the?
The clusters of cells called the islets of langerhans are located in the?
A goiter is associated with abnormal function of the?
The Rh factor in Blood is?
An antigen that affects a persons blood type
A heart disease that is present at birth is?
Congenital heart disease
Which of the following blood vessels is proximal to the heart?
The human immunodeficiency virus is the cause of which disease
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Which of the following statements is accurate about the lungs?
The sac covering the lungs is the pleural sac
A communicable infectious disease of the lungs is?
An example of inflammatory bowel disease is?
A form of gum disease in the mouth is?
A chronic malignant disease characterized by enlargement of the lymph nodes and spleen is the?
The fluid contained within the body cells is called?
Is the liquid part of blood and interstitial fluid is tissue found in spaces between cells
Means the same concentration of fluid inside and outside a cell.
Two important electrolytes found in the body are?
Sodium and potassium
Zinc and magnesium?
Protein and carbohydrates?
Nitrogen and carbon dioxide?
A condition resulting from renal failure and causing high levels of blood urea nitrogen is?
The period of pregnancy is called?
The hormone that causes contraction of uterine muscle during labor is?
The region located directly below the umbilical region is the?
An example of exocrine glands are?
The order of the vertebral column from top to bottom is?
Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, coccyx
The muscle located on the anterior thigh and that functions to extend the leg is the?
The artey located in the upper arm is the?
What arteries are located in the neck?
What artery is located in the armpit axillary area?
The subclavian artey
Any foreign body substance that enters the body and induces an immune response is a?
Also known as an antibody is a substance produced in response to an antigen
Is a protein produced in the body that causes a breakdown of food
Is a protein in the blood associated with antibodies
The smaller leg bone lateral to the tibia is?
Is the largest bone in the body, is the thigh bone
Is the kneecap
Refer to any one of the seven ankle bones
The small pouch that the first part of the large intestine is the?
The small intestine are parts of the?
Jejunum, duodenum, and ileum
The region between the stomach and small intestine is the?
The hormone that regulates the amount of water that is eliminated with urine is?
ADH; anti diuretic hormone
Stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce cortical
Hormones that aid in protecting he body in stress and injury
FSH; follicle stimulating hormone?
Stimulates the growth and activity of the ovarian follicle
TSH; thyroid stimulating hormone
Stimulates thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones
Diabetic retinopathy is a result of damage to the?
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
Type 2 diabetes is non insulin dependent diabetes
Which of the following is protein found in a he epidermis that makes the skin waterproof?
What is a protein found in the dermis to that provides strength and flexibility?
What are hairlike processes that trap and move foreign particles?
What is the most common condition of the eye associated with aging?
What is a condition of farsightedness in which the distant objects can be seen more clearly that closer objects?
A condition causing impaired vision from an irregular curve of the cornea?
A inability of both eyes to simultaneously focus on a subject?
Abnormal growth of blood vessels or other materials in the retina?
What structure is at the neck of the bladder and surrounds the urethra?
The epigastric anatomical region of the abdomen is located?
Distal to the sternum
Collagen a substance found in the dermis is a?
Which of the following glands are located in the sides of the vaginal opening and produce mucus?
The prostate and Cowper gland?
Are glands associated with the male reproductive system
Have no ducts and secrete hormones directly into the blood stream
When the foot is moved outward the joint movement is?
Is moving in a circular motion
Is bending a body part
Is moving toward the body or inward?
Is straightening a body part
The master gland of the body is the?
A fracture of the radius characterized by bending of the bone with the skin left intact is referred to as?
Green stick closed
Spermatozoa normally fertilize the female ovum in the?
The glomerulus is a cluster of blood capillaries found in the?
The disorder characterized by uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep is?
The regulation of body temperature is controlled by the?
Which of the following is NOT A NEUROTRANSMITTER?
Acetylcholine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine?
Are all neurotransmitters
Cranial nerve 1, the olafactory nerve, is related to the sense of?
A blood cell that carries oxygen and has no nucleus is an?
During respiration exhaled air contains primarily?
A condition causing backflow of the stomach acid through an incompetent esophageal sphincter is called?
Which of the following is the best example of nonverbal communication?
When a person generalizes the behavior or characteristics of all members of particular culture, race or religion it is referred to as?
Three elements necessary for basic communication include?
Message, sender and receiver
To have proper verbal communication with a patient you should use?
Conversation at the patients educational level
Communicating with someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult when the person refuses to acknowledge the loss. This type of behavior is referred to as?
To communicate with a sight impaired patient it is important to?
Tell the patient each time before you touch him or her
To communicate with a hearing impaired patient it will be advisable to?
Speak slowly and distinctly to the patient
Which of the following is an example of and opened ended question you would ask a patient?
What day can you come in for a follow up appointment
When communicating with a difficult challenging patient you should?
Exhibit a diplomatic attitude
Which of the following is an example of behavior that demonstrates open nonverbal communication?
Leaning forward to listen
When individual is overemphasizing certain behaviors to accommodate for real or imagined weaknesses he or she is?
Maslow's hierarchy of human needs is based on the he concept that?
Physiological needs are the most basic but are necessary for a person to progress any further toward reaching self actualization
The receiving and interpreting of a message is known as?
Psychological behaviors that protect a person from guilt and shame are?
WHEN COMMUNICATING with a non English speaking patient it is appropriate to?
Use gestures to demonstrate information
PREJUDICE IS A TERM that means?
You hold an opion or bias concerning an individual because of his or her affiliation with a specific group
TO ENCOURAGE further comments from a patient the interviewer can repeat what the patient has said using open ended statements that require the patient to respond. This technique is called?
A PATIENT WHO IS withdrawn, weeping, and isolated from others may experiencing?
MAINTAINING A PROFESSIONAL relationship with the patient means that you should?
Deliver patient care that allows you to continue to provide objective medical care
PROPER FLOW OF communication occurs in the following order?
Message, response, clarification and feedback
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING is an issue that becomes predominant during the adolescent stage of development?
TO SET THE STAGE for successful communication you should?
Sit at the patients level eye to eye and maintain eye contact with the patient if culturally appropriate
COMMUNICATION techniques that are used when interviewing a patient include?
Reflecting and summarizing
AVOID discussing patient problems in the office?
To avoid breaching confidentiality you should
THE PROGRESSION OF A persons needs from basic survival to reaching ones pinnacle or self actualization is known as maslows?
THE 4 D'S?
Duty, derelict, direct cause and damage
THE BILL OF RIGHTS?
Include the right to confidentiality
THE CODE OF HAMMURABI?
Was written in 2500 bce
AN ADVANCED DIRECTIVE STATES the patients decisions for medical care before an incapacitating event?
A living will
WAS DESIGNED TO encourage health care workers to stop at the scene of emergencies by protecting them from liability for civil damages?
The Good Samaritan act
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