Medical Vocabulary Examination

Directions: Choose the best term to complete each of the sentences below.

1.      The patient complained of having difficulty swallowing and was diagnosed with ___.

a.       dysphasia

b.      dysphagia

c.       dysphoria

d.      dysphrasia

2.      Mr. Smith, whose arteries were hardening, had to eat foods low in saturated fats, to avoid stress, and to begin a rigorous exercise program because he had ___.

a.       arteriofibrosis

b.      arteriostrepsis

c.       arteriosclerosis

d.      arteriospasm

3.      The motorcyclist who fell off his motorcycle was not wearing a kidney belt to protect his kidney and developed ___, prolapse of the kidney.

a.       nephromalacia

b.      nephritis

c.       nephromegaly

d.      nephroptosis

4.      The determatologistís patient had a mole that turned black, so he knew that his patient could have ___.

a.       melanocarcinoma

b.      melanoblastoma

c.       melaniferous

d.      melanin

5.      The patient injured his mouth and had to have ___ to repair the damage.

a.       stomatoscopy

b.      stomatoplasty

c.       stomatomycosis

d.      stomatorrhagia

6.      After his car accident, the patientís mouth and lips were severely disfigured, so he underwent ___ to make his lips look normal again.

a.       cheilostomatoplasty

b.      cheilotomy

c.       cheilitis

d.      cheilosis

7.      One result of the patientís cerebral hemorrhage was ___, paralysis of the tongue.

a.       glossoptosis

b.†† glossolalia

  1. glossoplegia

d.†† glossospasm††††

8.†† When the doctor checked his patientís small intestine, he used an ___ for the examination.

a.       endosome

b.      endophascope

c.       enterostomy

d.      enteroscope

9.†† The doctor suspected that his patient had liver cancer so he performed a ___ to check for the disease.

a.†† hepatolith†††††††††††††††††††

b.†† hepatorrhaphy

c.†† hepatoportogram

d.†† hepatoscopy††††

10.  The physician looked at the ___ to determine the pattern of the muscular contractions of the patientís heart.

a.       myograph

b.      myography

c.       myogram

d.      myoglobin

11.When the person looked out the window he saw two trees when, in fact, there was only one tree.He was suffering from ___.

a.†† diplogenisis

b.†† diplopia

c.†† diplophonia

d.†† diplopagus

12. The person was very farsighted because he had a condition called ___.

a.†† hyperopia

  1. hyperpyrexia
  2. hyperpraxia
  3. hyperplasia

13. The psychologistís patient knew the real from the unreal; nevertheless, he exaggerated the reality.He was suffering from ___.

a.       psychrophobia

b.      psychosis

c.       psychoneurosis

d.      psychopathy

14. The child, who had a very small head, was mentally retarded because he had ___.

a.†† microcrystalline

b.†† microcheilia

c.†† microcephalus

d.†† microcardia

15. The baby, born with six toes on each foot and six fingers on each hand, had ___.

a.†† polydipsia

b.†† polydactylism

c.†† polydysplasia

d.†† polydystrophy

16. The doctor observed that his patient had inflamed, swollen joints all over his body; as a result, he diagnosed ___.

a.†† polygalactica

b.†† polymelia

c.†† polyesthesia

d.†† polyarthritis

17. ___ muscles work together.

a.†† Synergetic

b.†† Syngeneic

c.†† Synergistic

d.†† Syntactic

18. After surgery, the patientís knee joint was absolutely immovable.The patient was suffering from ___.

a.†† synchronism

b.†† synchilia

c.†† syncinesis

d.†† synarthrosis

19. A ___ is more commonly known as an alcoholic.

a.†† dipsomaniac

b.†† dipsophobic

c.†† dipsotherapist

d.†† dipsologist

20. Every time someone opened the door to his house, the man became terrified of the draft that came through because he had ≠≠≠___.

a.†† aerocele

b.†† acrophobia

c.†† aerophobia

d.†† aerodontia

21. Bacteria that cause lockjaw to develop in wounds where no air penetrates are ___.

a.†† aerobic

b.†† anaerobic

c.†† aerophilic

d.†† aerated

22. The scientist used a ______________ to determine the amount of color in the cells.

a.†† chromometer

b.†† chromatometer

c.†† chromatogram

d.†† chromatography

23. If a patient has normal digestion, he would not be diagnosed with dyspepsia but would be considered ___.

a.†† eupnea

b.†† eupepsis

c.†† eupeptic

d.†† euplastic

24. The woman underwent ___, difficult labor.

a.†† dysesthesia

b.†† dystocia

c.†† dysphoria

d.†† dyskinesia

25. Symptoms that indicate an approaching disease are its ___.

a.†† posterior

b.†† polydipsia

c.†† polyuria