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a. Carry oxygen rich blood from all parts of the body back to the heart.
b. Have one way valves to prevent back flow
c. carry oxygen rich blood for the heart to all parts of the body
d. Have thin one celled walls

Normal oral temperature is 98.6 °F. The equivalent Celsius temperature is:
a.37.5 ° C
b.39.0 °C
c.37.0 °C
d. 36.0 °C

Gastroscopy is:
a. an instrument to view the stomach
b. an instrument to view the gastrocnemius
c. a process of viewing the stomach
d. Cutting into the stomach

A symptom of diabetes mellitus is :
a. oliguria
b. polyuria
c. pyruria
d. none

When a small sample of tissue is taken from the body and sent to a clinical laboratory to be examined it is called:
a. examination
b. biopsy
c. Operation
d. none

An allergy:
a. an irritation of the mucosa
b. A state of hypersensitivity
c. A condition of living organisms where it resist infection
d. none

The outer most cellular layer of skin is called:
a. corium
b. Epidermis
c. SubQ
d. none

Tiny microscopic projection in the wall of the small intestine, which absorbs nutrients in to the blood are called:
a. rugae
b. Villis; villi
c. Uvula
d. pylorus

An enlargement of the thyroid gland is called:
a. adenoma
b. goiter
c. Clamp bleeders
d. none

Alligator Forceps are used for:
a. Grasp fissure for biopsy
b. remove foreign bodies from the ear
c. Clamp bleeders
d. None

A goiter:
a. controls level of blood calcium
b. is essential for life, secretes steroids
c. is the result of hyperparathyroid
d. is visible swelling for the thyroid gland

One compete heartbeat, combining the contraction and relaxation phrases is known as the :
a. a base line cycle
b. ECG
c. Electrode cycle
d. Cardiac Cycle

In order to inflate the blood pressure cuff the valve is turned?
a. Counter- clock wise
b. Clockwise
c. None

AIDS are the initials for:
a. acquired immune deficiency syndrome
b. active immunity deficiency sickness
c. arthritic immune deficiency syndrome
d. none

Cardiorraphy refers to :
a. Suturing of the heart
b. incision of the heart
c. a broken heart
d. Opening the heart

Erthema refers to:
a. red blood Cells
b. Red Tumor
c. Red Muscle
d. Red Skin

Laparotomy means:
a. incision into the abdomen
b. excision of the stomach
c. incision into the back
d. Excision of a nerve

Hepatitis is :
a. inflammation of the liver
b. inflammation of the spleen
c. inflammation of the thyroid

Pyelolithotomy refers to:
a. incision into the renal pelvis for removal of calculi
b. excision of a ureter
c. resection of a portion of the small intestine
d. removal of an abscess

Infection is referred to as:
a. toxic
b. sepsis
c. cocci
d. chilis

Liver enlargement is referred to as:
a. hopomegaly
b. hyperhepat
c: hyperliver
d: hepatomegaly

An abnormal increase in red blood cells is called:
a. erythropenia
b. erythroctosis
c. erythrodextrin
d. erythrophage

Which of the following is an polumorphonuclear cell:
a. platelet
b. Leukocyte
c. eosinophil
d. Monocytes

The voice box is called the :
a. larynx
b. Pharynx
c. Glottis
d. trachea

The medical term for nose bleed is:
a. exudate
b. Epistaxis
c. hemoptysis
d. hematemesis

Fast eating is called
a. tachphagia
b. bradyphasia
c. bradyphagia

The word part that means excision is:
a. ectomy
b. it is
c. lysis
d. ostomy

The word part which means neck is:
a. chondro
b. Cephale
c. cando
d. Cervix

The word part peri means:
a. pair
b. opposed to around
d. back

The word part dys means:
a. condition
b. inflammation
c. soft
d. malignant

The word part itis means:
a. condition
b. inflammation
c. soft
d. malignant

The word part which means joint:
a. Carpo
b. costo
c. arthro
d. jointo

The word part meaning white:
a. lyte
b. leuko
c. Sarco
d. cyto

The word part phago means:
a. to breath
b. to eat
c. to examine
d. to feed

The word part nephron means:
a. liver
b. Spleen
c. Kidney
d. glomerulus

The word part that means hard is:
a. ependym
b. scirrho
c. omento
d. fibro

The word part stetho means:
a. lungs
b. Below
c. large
d. small

The word part megalo means:
a. lungs
b. instrument
c. scope
d. Chest

The suffix centesis refers to:
a. excision
b. puncture
c. hernia
d. binding

The suffix which means excision or to cut out is:
a. Otomy
b. Ostomy
c. Extomy
d. Apexy

The suffix which means plastic repair means:
a. Orrhaphy
b. Ocentesis
c. Oplasty
d. Opexy

The suffix which means discharge or flow is
a. ostomy
b. Ocentesis
c. oplasty
d. Opexy

The suffix which means pain is :
a. Olgia
b. ectomy
c. algia
d. ligia
The suffix cele means:
a. ovary
b. testicle
c. hernia
d. intestine

The suffix ptysis means:
c. Inflation
d. Spitting

a. Mysterious
b. Easily found
c. Benign
d. Hidden

Osteolysis means:
a. cartilage build up
b. cartilage break down
c. dissolving of bone
d. joint inflammation

Encephala means:
a. head
b. skull
c. brain
d. none

Cyst means:
a. kidney
b. liver
c. bladder
d. none

Hepat means:
a. combing form
b. kidney
c. root of liver
d. none

Osteo means:
a. bone
b. cartilage
c. joint
d. knee

The abbreviation for right eye is:
a. OD
b. DDO
c. OO
d. Qid
The abbreviation for immediately is:

The abbreviation for every hour is:
a. Q.H
c.E. hr.
The abbreviation for every two hours is :
a. Q.2h
b. E.T.H.
c. E.hs.2
d. E.E.2hrs
The abbreviation for four times a day is:
a. q.i.d
b. d.i.g
c. q.4h
d. q.d.d

The abbreviation for Blood pressure is:
a. BP
b. BLP
c. BRP
d. BPP

The abbreviation for Three times daily is:
a. t.i.d.
B. t.t.d
c. T.m.d
d. t.m.m
The abbreviation for teaspoon is:
a. tsp
b. tpc.
c. tpb
d tpn

Carcin is:
a. sarcoma
b. Malignant
c. root of cancer
d. Form of cancer

The abbreviation for urine culture is:
a. UC
b. ur
c. ue
d. un

Remission refers to a :
a. worsening of symptoms
b. Lessening of symptoms
c. relapse
d. none

Relapse refers to:
a. remission
b. recurrence of symptoms
c. lessening of symptoms
d. recovery of symptoms

Necroscopy refers to:
a. death
b. necrophiba
c. autopsy
d. none

Angio refers to:
a. vein
b. artery
c. lymph
d. vessel

Pancytopenia refers to a:
a. decrease in white cells
b. decrease in red cells
c. increase in all blood cells
d. decrease in all blood cells

The term Self refers to:
a. latro
b. auto
c. ana
d. endo

Prognosis refers to :
a. complete knowledge
b. prediction of outcome
c. before woman
d. after knowledge

Resection refers to:
a. cut into
b. joint
c. a cutting of or removal of a portion of

Excision refers to:
a. the act of removing
b. the act of cutting
c. the act of combining
d. none of the choices

Hysteropathy refers to
:a. any uterine disorder
b. a suture
c. any excision
d. none

The combining form for woman is:
a. gyino
b. geno
c. hetero
d. gyneco

If a patient begins to feel faint during a venipunctureprocedure you should:
a. tell the patient to relax because it is very important that you complete the procedure
b. have the patient put her head between her knees and hold smelling salts under her nose
c. go ask the doctor to come and help the patient

If a patient who has complained of chest pains collapses in the office you should:
a. immediately begin chest compressions
b. be sure the patient is breathless and pulseless before you administering CPR
c. call the ambulanced. check the patient chart to see what medication they are taking

A patient is bleeding heavily from a wound on the forearm, you should:
a. apply a tourniquet
b. elevate the arm
c. clean the wound so the doctor can suture as soon as possible
d. apply direct pressure