Medical Vocabulary Examination

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

1.      Whenever we see the word part ‘phren/o,’ we know that the word refers to ___.

a.       phobia

b.      light

c.       the mind 

d.      phonology

2.      Yanni seemed to be sleep walking, but he wasn’t really asleep. His ailment is called ___.

a.       nytalopia

b.      narcolepisia

c.       noctophilia

d.      noctambulism

3.      She will be undergoing an operation called sclerectomy soon. This term refers to an excision of the ___.

a.       outer eye

b.      inner ear

c.       outer ear

d.      inner eye

4.      The plural of ‘iris’ is ___.

a.       irides 

b.      irises

c.       irisae

d.      iris

5.      A histogenous substance is a substance composed of ___.

a.       histogenites

b.      tissoids

c.       histocytes

d.      tissue

6.      The main cerebral nerve centers are called the cerebral ___.

a.       gangliae

b.      ganglious mass

c.       ganglia 

d.      gangliola

7.      The medical examination of a body after the person’s death is termed a ___.

a.       pre mortem

b.      ante mortem

c.       post mortem

d.      posthumous mortem

8.      The patient used to always feel depressed.  Now with the correct medication, he is better, and he often has feelings of ___.

a.       euthalia

b.      euphoria

c.       phorolia

d.      euphor

9.      Words such as calcaneum and calcanea, derived from the root word ‘calcane,’ refer to the ___.

a.       shin

b.      buttocks

c.       heel 

d.      toe

10.  The plural form of bursa is ___.

a.       bursus

b.      bursae

c.       bursum

d.      burson

11.  Mariam’s large toe has an ingrown toenail. This condition is also called ___.

a.       onychocryptosis

b.      onchyomalacia

c.       onychomycosis

d.      oncychophagia

12.  The mother immediately rushed her child to the doctor when she saw a discharge flowing from the baby’s navel. Medically, this condition is known as ___.

a.       omphalorrhexis

b.      omphalectomy

c.       omphalocele

d.      omphalorrhea

13.  The study of caring for wounds is called ___.

a.       traumatology

b.      trauma

c.       traumatosis

d.      suturology

14.  The patient was in a condition of greatly reduced tension. This state of ___ enabled him to rest peacefully.

a.       rehabilitation

b.      retroflexion

c.       renalaction

d.      relaxation  

15.  The singular form of data is ___.

a.       datae

b.      datama

c.       datus

d.      datum

16.  A coreometer is an instrument for measuring the ___.

a.       pupil

b.      iris

c.       macula

d.      sclera

17.  The young child’s parents were concerned about his habit of biting his nails, or ___.

a.       onychocryptosis

b.      onychophagia

c.       onychomycosis

d.      onychomalcia

18.  Retinal fatigue from exposure to very bright light is a cause of ___.

a.       nyctalopia 

b.      nycturia

c.       noctambulism

d.      necrophilia

19.  A myotome is an instrument to incise the ___.

a.       cartilage

b.      trachea

c.       nerve

d.      muscle

20.  The patient had carpoptosis, meaning that her ___ had prolapsed.

a.       ulna

b.      wrist

c.       fibula

d.      elbow

21.  A nonmalignant tumor is called a ___.

a.       neoplasm

b.      meloplasm

c.       histoblast

d.      carcinoma

22.  The medical term for inflammation of a lymph vessel with formation of a clot is ___.

a.       thrombosis

b.      thrombolymphangitis  

c.       thrombotrichardia

d.      thrombophlebitis

23.  The tympanum is the ___.

a.       spine

b.      kidney

c.       eardrum

d.      esophagus

24.  This patient’s bladder requires proper irrigation before surgery. This irrigation is called ___.

a.       velicyclosis

b.      velopumping

c.       vesicoclysis

d.      vesicolisation

25.  The plural form of focus is ___.

a.       focum

b.      focata

c.       foci

d.      focae