Medical Vocabulary Practice

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

1.       An x-ray revealed that the babyís stomach was not fully formed. This condition is called ___ of the stomach.

a.       apnea

b.       dyspepsia

c.       agenesis

d.       pneopneic

2.       The man developed a rare disease that caused ___, or the destruction of his muscle tissue.

a.       myofibroma

b.       mycosis

c.       myelocele

d.       myolysis

3.       Oophoropexy means ___.

a.       inflammation of an ovary

b.       fixation of a displaced ovary

c.       discharge of an ovum

d.       development of an ovum

4.       Shortly after the womanís doctor diagnosed her as having cancer of the uterus, the doctor advised her to have her uterus removed. Therefore, she underwent a ___.

a.       hysteropexy

b.       hysteroptosis

c.       hysteropathy

d.       hysterectomy

5.       As some movie stars become older, their eyelids sag. They undergo ___ in order to look younger.

a.       blepharoptosis

b.       blepharadema

c.       blepharoplasty

d.       blepharospasm

6.       People who ride motorcycles often wear special clothing or a kidney belt to protect against ___, which can occur from a hard blow or jolt.

a.       nephroptosis

b.       nephritis

c.       nephrolith

d.       nephromalacia

7.       The patient complained of ___, inflammation of the renal pelvis.

a.       pyrophilia

b.       pyrolysis

c.       pyelitis

d.       pyrometer

8.       The final step in the procedure was ___, suturing of the ureter.

a.       ureterocystostomy

b.       ureteropyelitis

c.       ureterorrhaphy

d.       ureterocele

9.       Doctors discovered that the patient suffered from ___, hemorrhage of a lung.

a.       pneumonia

b.       pneumonopathy

c.       pneumonocentesis

d.       pneumonorrhagia

10.   The worker developed ___ from breathing black dust.

a.       pneumonomelanosis

b.       pharyngomycosis

c.       melanocyte

d.       dermatomycosis

11.   The doctor used a ___ to examine the patientís mouth.

a.       glossoscope

b.       microscope

c.       stomatoscope

d.       rhinoscope

12.   Certain bacteria cause inflammation of the gums and tongue, ___.

a.       gingivoglossitis

b.       cheilitis

c.       glossoplegia

d.       gingivalgia

13.   ≠≠≠The doctorís diagnosis was ___, paralysis of the small intestine.

a.       coloplegia

b.       enteroplegia

c.       rectoplegia

d.       interoplegia

14.   A ___ is a doctor who specializes in diseases of the anus and the rectum.

a.       proctologist

b.       biologist

c.       prognostic

d.       physician

15.   The patient underwent a ___, examination of the liver.

a.       hepatorrhaphy

b.       hepatotomy

c.       hepatoscopy

d.       hepatodynia

16.   To increase blood flow through the manís veins, venous dilation, ___,was necessary.

a.       arteriectasia

b.       phebosclerosis

c.       arteriosclerosis

d.       phlebectasia

17.   ___ is another name for rupture of the bladder.

a.       Cystorrhexis

b.       Hepatorrhexis

c.       Arteriorrhexis

d.       Cardiorrhexis

18.   So that the patient would not experience pain during surgery, he was given ___.

a.       esthesia

b.       algesia

c.       hypoesthesia

d.       anesthesia

19.   The doctor prescribed medication to treat the inflammation near the kidney, ___.

a.       parahepatitis

b.       paranephritis

c.       paranormal

d.       paraplegia

20.   One side effect of the medication was hearing two voice tones at the same time, ___.

a.       diplopia

b.       ambiopia

c.       diploblastia

d.       diplophonia

21.   Gallstones may require ___, surgical crushing of stones.

a.       lithotripsy

b.       neurotripsy

c.       gallotripsy

d.       myelotripsy

22.   ___ is the field of medicine that studies and deals with mental and neurotic disorders.

a.       Psychology

b.       Psychiatry

c.       Physiology

d.       Psychogenesis

23.   The woman refused to heat her home because she suffered from ___.

a.       hydrophobia

b.       dromomania

c.       thermophobia

d.       dementia

24.   Drugs that work together to increase each otherís effects are called ___ drugs.

a.       energetic

b.       prodromal

c.       synergetic

d.       polydipsic

25.   Some cells will not stain at all. They are ___.

a.       anaerobic

b.       achromophilic

c.       chromophilic

d.       embryonic