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Which suffix means inflammation?

-itis

Which of the following word elements is NOT a prefix of position?

bi-

A combining form(CF) is a word root plus a:

vowel

Which term contains a prefix?

monocyte

Oste/o/chondr/itis is an example of a:

compound word

Which of the following is a FALSE statement?

all medical words contain a prefix

In the word thermometer, meter is a(n):

suffix

The prefix uni-has the same meaning as the prefix:

mono-

Which of the following is defined by "an incision to remove a stone?"

lith/o/tomy

In macroglossia (large tongue), macro- is a:

prefix

Word endings are called:

suffixes

Which prefix means before or in for of?

pre-

Define a medical word by first defining the:

suffix

Which elment is located at the beginning ofa mediccal word?

prefix

The suffix -malacia means:

softening

Which of the following words means "rapid breathing?"

tachypnea

Which of the following is a TRUE statement?

When a word changes from singular to plural form, the word suffix is the part that changes.

Which of the following is a False statement?

all medical words contain a prefix

In the word gastropathy, the suffix -pathy means:

disease

The prefix pan- means:

all

Which of the following suffixes is incorrectly paired with its meaning?

-rrhaphy/bursting forth (of)

Arthr/o is an example of a:

combining form

Which of the following terms in NOT utilizing a diminuitive suffix?

atom

Inthe terms bronchi and fungi, the i is pronounced:

"eye"

Which of the following suffixes is INCORRECTLY paired with its meaning?

-edema/pain

Which directional term refers to lying face sown on the abdomen?

prone

Which term means producing or associated with the generation of pus?

suppurative

The suffix -logist means?

specialist in the study of

A rash is an example of

a sign

The combining form idi/o means:

unknown/peculiar

Which term means abnormal fibrous band that binds tissues that are normally separated?

adhesion

A pathological condition is also described as

morbid

which term means surgical joining of two ducts or blood vessels to allow flow from one to the other?

anastomosis

A plantar wart is located?

on the sole of the foot

The combining form cyt/o means?

cell

the prefix ad- means?

toward

Which term means removal of a representative tissue sample for microscopic examination?

biopsy

In the anatomical position, the

body is erect and the eyes are looking forward

Which plane divides the body into front and back aspects?

coronal

The combining form poli/o means?

gray

What is the etiology of diabetes?

metabolic

Which term refers to the neck?

cervical

The combining form jaund/o means?

yellow

Which term means pertaining to a disease of unknown cause?

idiopathic

Which plane divides the body into equal right and left halves?

midsagittal

The suffix -genesis means?

forming, producing, origin

Febrile means?

feverish

Which term means a visual examination of a body cavity or canal using a specialized lighted instrument?

endoscopy

The prefix infra- means?

below, under

The suffix -pathy means?

disease

The combining form ungu/o means?

nail

Which agents are used to kill mites and lice?

antiparasitics

The term metastasis means the tumor?

cells travel to remote regions of the body

The combining form pil/o means?

hair

A localized collection of pus at the site of infection is?

abscess

What medications relieves or prevents itching?

antipruritics

The combining form for fungus (plural fungi) is?

myc/o

Which laboratory test grows a colony of bacteria removed from an infected site and determines effective antibiotics for treatment?

culture and sensitivity

The suffix -cyte means?

cell

Which agents are used to control inflammation, redness, and itching caused by allergic skin reactions?

antihistamines

The prefix homo- means?

same

Which of the following statements is FALSE?

alopecia is also known as chloasma

the prefix sub- means?

under, below

THe combining form cutane/o means?

skin

The prefix an- means?

without, not

What medications destroy the outer layer of skin?

keratolytics

The combining form for fat is?

steat/o

Which procedure uses liquid nitrogen to destroy abnormal tissue, such as warts, tumors, or infected tissue?

cryosurgery

The conbining form ichthy/o means?

dry, scaly

Damaged tissue following a severe burn is called?

eschar

The combing form onych/o means?

nail

Which term means extreme sensitivity to sensory stimuli?

hyperesthesia

The combing form trich/o means?

hair

The prefix dia- means?

through, across

The combining form xer/o means?

dry

An accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity is called?

ascites

Antiemetics are prescribed to?

control nausea and vomiting

The combining form proct/o means?

anus, rectum

The prefix dia- means?

through, across

The suffix -emesis means?

vomiting

When the blood supply to a herniated structure is cut off, the hernia is said to be?

strangulated

The combining form cholecyst/o means?

gallbladder

An ulcer that produces a hole in the stomach is known as what kind of ulcer?

perforated

Which term means foul-smelling breath?

halitosis

The word eupepsia refers to?

normal digestion

The combining form choledoch/o means?

bile duct

General lack of nutrition and wasting occuring in the course of a chronic disease is called?

cachexia

The prefix peri- means?

around

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is also known as?

spastic colon

The suffix -pepsia means?

digestion

Difficult or painful swallowing is called?

dysphagia

What is the term for the diagnostic procedure to examine the rectum and the anus?

proctoscopy

the combining forms col/o and colon/o mean?

colon

What is the disorder that causes telescoping of the intestine?

intussusception

What instrument is used to perfoem a lower GI endoscopy?

colonoscope

The suffix -rrhea means?

discharge, flow

What medication is administered to control heartburn and acid reflux?

antacid

The combining form odont/o means?

teeth

Protrusion of an organ throught the wall that normally contains it is called?

hernia

Surgical connection of two tubular structures is called?

anastomosis

What is a hereditary disorder that commonly affects the lungs?

cystic fibrosis

Skin is also called?

integument

A CF is used to link a suffix that begins with a?

consonant

What does the term congenital hernia mean?

hernia present at birth

Which prefix means around?

circum-

Solidification of the lungs is called?

consolidation

In cardi/o/centesis, cardi/o is a?

combining form

What is the medical term or a freckle?

macule

The suffix -trophy means?

developement, nourishment

Which element is commonly used for ease of pronounciation?

combining vowel

The CF chol/o means?

bile, gall

Which suffix means binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)?

-desis

Vowels marked with a macron(-) indicate a?

long sound

The suffix -penia means?

decrese, deficiency

In the term epidermis, epi- means?

above, upon

The prefix ultra- means?

excess, beyond

Which suffix means suture?

-rrhaphy

The prefix para- means?

near, beside, beyond

Which term means prediction of the course of a disease?

prognosis

The CF for joint is?

arthr/o

Which prefix means false?

pseudo-

the CF ventr/o means?

belly, belly side

Which term means excessive sweating?

hyperhidrosis

An example of a neoplastic disorder is?

cancer

The term alopecia means?

baldness

The CF or/o and stomat/o means?

mouth

Which prefix means against?

contra-

The suffix -magaly means?

enlargement

Trichopathy is a disease of the?

hair

Which element is a word root?

nephr

What is an occupational disorder commonly caused by inhaling dust particles?

pneumoconiosis

The suffix -orexia means?

appetite

The CF morph/o means?

form, shape, structure

The CF cyan/o means?

blue

The term extracranial means?

outside the caranium (skull)

Which is an example of a word root linking a suffix that begins with a vowel?

scler/osis

The suffix prandial means?

meal

To change word ending in y from a singular form to a plural form?

drop the y and add ies

The CF pneum/o or pneumon/o means?

air, lung

THe CF gastr/o means?

stomach

A collapsed or airless lung is called?

atelectasis

What is the term for bedsores?

pressure ulcers

Oste/o means bone. The word for surgical fracture of a bone is?

oste/o/clasis

what is a life-threatening obstruction in which the bowel twists on itself?

volvulus

Which medication is used to liquefy respiratory secretions so that they are more easily coughed up?

expectorant

Which term means before birth?

prenatal

Rhthmic contraction of a tubular organ to propel its contents is known as?

peristalsis

The letter combination ps at the beginning of a word (as in psychosis) is pronounced?

"ss"

The suffix -logist means?

specialist in the study of

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