Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
Med Term Exam 1
Terms in this set (166)
Which word part contains the fundamental meaning of the word?
In the medical term 'intra/ven/ous', -ven- is the:
word root or stem word
The word part attached to the beginning of a word root in order to modify its meaning is called a(n):
In the medical term 'arthr/itis', -itis is the:
The word part attached to the end of a word root in order to modify its meaning is the:
The most common combining vowel is:
In the divided medical term 'arthr/o/pathy', "o" is the:
Combining vowel used with both the stem word and suffix
In the divided medical term 'sub/hepat/ic', which part is the prefix and which is the suffix
Sub- and -ic
The combining form of a stem word is usually made of two component parts, the:
word root and combining vowel
In the divided medical term 'osteopor/o/sis', the slash lines (/) indicate that the vowel "o" may be used as part of which word parts?
por- and -osis
The suffixes -a, -ia, -iac, -al, -ar, -ic, -is, -on, -os, -us, -ium, and -um are used as a generalized actual meaning (not literal meaning) for the phrase, "refers to or_____."
Verb variations of a stem word usually describe:
action taken, condition, or state
Adjectives usually modify a noun denoting quality, quantity, extent, or
distinction of the object from something else
breaking a compound term into its component word parts combined with a vowel or vowels is called:
The combining form or term that literally means "internal organs" is:
My/o- is the combining form of a word part that means:
The combining form that means "cause of disease" is:
The prefix that means "change or after" is:
The suffix that means "to control or stop" is:
The medical term that means "the science of or study of body changes caused by disease" is:
The combining form onc/o means:
The medical term for new growth of abnormal tissue or a tumor is:
The literal meaning of the medical term carcin/oma is:
The correct way to fracture or divide the medical term melanocarcinoma is:
The term 'af/ferent' which may be used to describe sensory impulses is defined as:
conveying toward the center
"I swear by Apollo the Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia..." is the beginning of what famous oath?
If an infection is "Chronic" it is characterized by:
little change, slow progression, and long duration
A tumor of the fibrous and cartilaginous tissue is called a:
The study of disease is referred to as:
Cancers of the circulatory system may include:
leukemia and lymphomas
A fatty tumor is called a:
The term "metastasis" means
The term diagnosis means
The term "clinical" means
at patient's bedside
The term "prognosis" means
The term "graphy" means
procedure using an instrument to record something
The term stetho/scop/e literally means:
instrument to examine the chest
The term "laryngo/scop/y" literally and actually means:
The procedure of viewing and examining the voice box
The term "surgery" literally means:
procedure of working by hand
99% of words in a medical dictionary are composed of noun, verbs, and:
A compound term is derived from two or more:
Antonyms comprise medical terms and are words that:
Have opposite meanings
The word "afebrile" has a prefix which means:
without or not
The word "periosteum" has a prefix which means
which example of the compound term "ankylosing" is fractured correctly?
In the medical term "pleurisy", what is the meaning of its suffix?
Which surgical suffix means "procedure or process of cutting out?"
In the medical term "cephalgia," the combining verb form means:
If a patient has 'ptosis' of their eyelid, you can expect to see the eyelid:
A patient that is "euthyroid" has:
Normal thyroid function
A patient with "leukocytosis" would have a white blood cell count of:
A patient with cyanosis has which skin color?
A patient who is adducting their arm is moving it:
toward their body
A patient who has undergone a nephrectomy has had which of the following removed?
A patient with rhabdomyolysis has destruction of:
An atrophic muscle would appear:
John's physician told him that his disease is idiopathic. This means its cause is:
What cellular organelle contains chromosomes and has the literal meaning "nut"?
the combining form hist/o- means:
tissue or web-like
A body part which is formed of two or more types of body tissue and performs one or more specific functions is called a(n) ________:
The directional term "latera; describes movement in which direction:
To the side
The directional term that means "toward the lower end of the body" is
The term that describes the direction closest to the point of origin is:
the directional term for movement toward the back of the body is:
The term that describes movement toward the top of the body is:
The term that describes movement toward the belly is:
The directional term "inferior" describes movement:
towards the lower end of the body
The term for the plane that divides the body into the right and left halves is the:
The term coronal plane divides the body into the:
anterior and posterior portions
A trephine is used to remove:
If one is flat on their back and face up, they are in a _____ position.
A 'Plantar Wart' is located on the:
sole of the foot
The movement in which a limb is placed in a straight position is called:
The term "Mammogram" means
A recording of the breast
Which was the first 3D-printed drug approved by the FDA
The term "intravenous injection" means:
within a vein
The term "phlebotomy" means
to cut into a vein
Which of these conditions would be treated with Phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs)?
"Fluoroscopy" is used to record:
moving body parts
"Angiograms" are used for:
recording pictures of vessels
The "KUB" examination looks for defects in the:
kidney, ureter, bladder
A "Pyelogram" records information about the:
A "Myelogram" is used to record information about which tissue?
Spinal cord and nerves
"X-rays" produce pictures of what type of body tissue and bones?
which of the following noninvasive roentgenography diagnostic technique?
Which of the following produces a radio frequency radiation pulse image of soft and hard tissue in multiple planes?
LASIK laser surgery can be used to correct:
An EKG or ECG is used to record information about electrical activity in the:
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is used to record information about electrical activity in the:
An electromyogram is used to record information about electrical activity in the:
A PET scan is used to detect metabolism of glucose by the:
A thallium scan is used to detect damage to the:
The term "Auscult/ation" literally means:
process or procedure for listening
The term "Percuss/ion" literally means:
process or procedure of striking
The term "ocular" literally means:
refers to the eye
The term "Sphygmo/mano/meter" literally means:
to measure the pulse by hand
The procedure of using an instrument that produces high frequency sound waves to produce an image of the size or shape of a body part is called:
The term "Biopsy" literally means:
the procedure of viewing life
The term "Ophthalmo/scop/e" means:
A tonometer measures pressure within the:
The term "Nebuliz/er" means:
one who causes a mist
The term "Cryo/surg/er/y" literally means:
a procedure of one who works by hand with cold
An "Otoscope" is used to view the:
The term "Tympanostomy" literally means:
procedure of cutting and making a mouth-like opening in the ear drum
A lumbar puncture is used to:
obtain spinal fluid samples
The term "Catheter" literally means:
to let down, into
A defibrillator is used to correct:
abnormal heart beats or rhythms
Electric shock therapy is also known as:
A pacemaker can be external or internal and usually generates electrical stimuli to the heart muscle with:
fixed and/or alternate impulses
The term "Bronchoscope" literally means:
instrument to view trachea-like structures
The abbreviation "ICU" refers to an:
intensive care unit
The term "intramuscular injection" literally means:
within a muscle
Lithotripsy is a procedure for:
"Cryosurgery" is used to treat ________:
verrucae or warts
What method is used to treat brain cancer by directing radiation at precise brain locations
A PET scan is used to detect:
Dr. X has put her patient in the "prone" position. This means that the patient is:
The etiologic agent of syphilis is a:
A pathologist noted that s skin biopsy specimen exhibited "hyperplasia." This means there is/are:
An increase in cell number
The medical student class learned about "auscultation" today. In order to perform this procedure, they used a/an:
"Biopsy" literally means
View of life
Sally had a pyelogram performed today to help diagnose her:
A patient having an electroencephalogram is having a recording made of the electrical activity in their:
If an electrocardiogram shows that a patient has "tachycardia" it means that the patient's:
heart rate is elevated
Ultrasonography literally means_______/"process of recording"
beyond normal ranges/ sound
A patient who has a "Cholecystolithotripsy" performed is having what process performed to their gall bladder?
Homeo/path/ic literally means:
like or same/as disease/refers
"Complimentary or Alternative Medicine" is now referred to as ________:
"Biofeedback" is a type of _____ therapy:
Aromatherapy uses which principle?
Placebo effect therapy uses the principle of:
suggestion and believability
Therapeutic touch therapy is classified as what type of medicine?
Massage and reflexology are examples of:
Acu/puncture literally means:
Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross is best known for:
The Stages of Death and Dying
Holistic therapies stress the importance of:
Self-care and illness prevention
Which of these treatments would commonly be labelled "orthodox or conventional" medicine?
Which oil might an aromatherapist use to attempt to ease a client's joint pain?
What does Reiki mean in Japanese?
Universal vital force
which of these is one of kubler-ross' stages of death?
Which of these body parts is commonly massaged by practitioners of reflexology?
Folk remedies are based on:
Acupuncture has been practiced in the United States since:
Who is considered the founder of osteopathy
Andrew Taylor Still
Who is considered the founder of homeopathy?
Who is considered the founder of chiropractics?
Daniel David Palmer
Any therapy that relies on the body's own healing powers is considered:
All hypnosis techniques promote a relaxed state and what type of brain wave activity?
Small acupuncture needles are used to treat which area of the body?
What type of medicine has ancient origins, strong cultural ties, and trained healers?
Acupuncture needles are used in combination with which of these during treatment?
What treats the body using principles similar to acupuncture and acupressure?
What physicians administer small doses of similar disease substances to allegedly stimulate the natural body response of immunity?
What physicians use antagonistic substances to attach to disease organisms or illness?
What is the manipulation of body's soft tissues by stroking, rubbing, kneading, and tapping?
Which type of medicine used vitamin therapy, herbal remedies, and chiropractic care?
Which type of medicine emphasizes self-care and illness prevention?
Acupuncture may be used during surgery for:
Hypnosis literally means:
Placebo literally means:
A self-suggestion technique which assists patients in controlling stress is:
The combining form "osmio-" indicated the principle which is used in this treatment to make it effective:
"reflexology" literally means:
Which of these individuals promoted a holistic healing approach to medicine?
Aromatherapy is thought to have its effects on which part of the brain
Aromatherapy oils are:
Inhaled, applied during massage, used with baths (All of the above)
Sets with similar terms
HLTH Medical Term (Exam 2 -Ch 4 & 5)
Medical terminology exam 1
Other Quizlet sets
BIOL chapter 12 and 13
정보처리산업기사 실기 3과목 업무프로세스
Real Estate Exam 1