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An abnormal decrease in the size of a muscle is


The cell from which a muscle develops is called


The abbreviation for the right ear is


An otoscope is used to

Inspect the exterior ear canal

This procedure is used to puncture the chest and remove fluid


Which of the following laboratory tests would be abnormal for a patient with anemia

Hematocrit and hemoglobin

Hyperparathyroidism may be treated by which medical specialist


An abnormal increase in total number of white blood cells is called


The term for extremely rapid breathing is


Which of the following suffixes refers to pain


A suffix used to denote a surgical repair is


A mammogram is a radiograph of the


The term alopecia is synonymous with


Another term for chewing


A nevus in the antecubital area is a

Mole on the inside of the elbow

An inflammation of a joint is called


Fat is the main component of

Adipose tissue

The study of the cause of disease is referred to as


The main function of the olfactory nerve is


An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure performed on the


The medical specialty that is involved with disease and treatment of the male and female urinary system is


This diagnostic procedure allows for visualization of the urinary bladder


The correct medical term for hives is


The membrance that surrounds the heart is


A mucous membrance

Lines body cavities that open to the outside

The ventral region of the body is described as


The body cavity that contains the intestines is the


Movement of a body part toward the midline of the body is


The plane that divides the body into front and back halves is


Reye's syndrome

Can follow a viral illness is children

The vertebrae located in the lower back are the


This acute infectious skin disease is caused by staphylococci


The bone located in the posterior of the skull is the


The type of bone fracture in which the bone is bent and partially broken is a

Greenstick fracture

The peripheral nervous system is composed of how many pairs of spinal nerves


The pons and medulla make up the


The failure of bone marrow to produce red blood cells results in which type of anemia


Protrusion of a part of the stomach through the esophageal opening in the diaphragm is a

Hiatal hernia

Another name for the tympanic membrane is the


The largest artery in the body is the


The sinoatrial node

is the pacemaker of the heart

Am x-ray taken ot confirm a fracture of the distal forearm would incluse the

Radius and ulna

Which of the following organs is located in the right upper quadrant


Which of the following nerves stimulates the diaphragm


An abnormal lateral curvature of the spine is known as


The alpha cells in the pancreas are responsible for the production of


The surgical removal of the gallbladder is a


Which of the following cranial nerves is involved in blindness


The number of permanent teeth is


Baby teeth are called


Legally a physician

May refuse to accept a patient if he or she chooses

An itinerary

Is a detailed outline of a trip

Professionalism may best be displayed by

Staying calm when dealing with angry patients

The ability to imagine taking the place of the patient and accepting the patient's behavior is


The patient's medical record belongs to

The physician

A breast mass is found in a women whose mother and sister have died of breast cancer. She cancels her next three follow up appointments, which defense mechanism is she using


Personality differences are due to

1. age
2. experience
3. Heredity
4. Environment

Which of the following is not a characteristic desirable in a medical assistant


Which of the following is not an example of sterotyping

Young children react differently to stressful situations

To release medical information

The patient must sign a release form

Which of the following should be reported to the health department

Human immunodeficiency virus

which of the following is an example of objective data

vital signs

Which of the following telephone calls should be given immediately to the physician

Another physician

In Maslow's hierarchy of needs the need to be loved and free from loneliness is a

Social need

If a patient refuses to consent to treatment the medical assistant should

Delay treatment and inform or consult with the physician

An enforceable contract contains

1. An offer
2. An acceptance
3. A consideration
4. A capacity

The opposite of anterior is


Informed consent includes which of the following elements

1. Benefits and risks of the treatment
2. Purpose of treatment
3. Nature of the patients condition
4. Assessment of the patient's understanding of the treatment.

All of the following are reasons for revoking a physician's license except

Providing atypical care

The control center of a cell is


Subcutaneous tissue

1. is found under the skin
2. Contains fat
3. Is an injection site
4. Connects the dermis to the muscle surface

Which of the following is not a bone of the lower extremity


The muscle in the upper extremity that is used as an injection site is the


The pacemaker of the heart is the

Sinoatrial node

Gas exchange in the lungs take place in the


The liver

1. Makes Bile
2. Detoxifies harmful substances
3. Produces heparin
4. Stores glycogen

The fertilized ovum implants into the


In the male testosterone is produced in the


The larges portion of the brain is the


There are _________ pairs of spinal nerves


Gustatory receptors are located in the



Decrease blood sugar levels

A decrease in the total number of white blood cells is called


The abbreviation meaning immediately is


The physician is legally obligated to report

1. deaths
2. births
3. Communicable disease
4. abuse

The prefix brady denotes


The opposite of superficial is


An authorization in advance to withdraw artificial life support is

An advance directive

Unconsciously avoiding the reality of an unpleasant event is


Tell me more about it, is an example of

An open-ended statement

The study of the cause of disease is


Nonverbal communication may be conveyed by

1. Touch
2. Eye contact
3. Body position
4. Silence

Bulimia is

An eating disorder

A cerebral vascular accident can also be called a


Rubeola is


A sexually transmitted disease caused by a protozoal infestaion is


An eletrolyte that has an important influence on the activity of the heart muscle is


Which of the following respiratory disorders is characterized by a loss of lung capacity


The type of membrance that lines cavities of the body that open to the outside is


Another name for an open fracture is a

Compound fracture

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