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  1. The combining form py/osodium

          

  2. Which of these is a combining form that can be used to refer to either bone marrow or spinal cord?fibul/o

          

  3. Give the combining form meaning wrinklesuterus

          

  4. build a medical term from word parts that means: physician who studies diseasecyanosis

          

  5. A tumor which arises from a developing retinal cell, found primarily in children ispresbycusis

          

  6. A life-threatening obstruction in which the bowel twists on itselfisvolvulus

          

  7. Stroke symptoms that resolve within 24 hours are calledTIA

          

  8. A record of the electrical activity of the brain is a/an:melan/o

          

  9. Give the prefix meaning: below or deficientpro-

          

  10. Give a word root meaning sleepsomn

          

  11. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when fertilization occurs in thefallopian tube

          

  12. Bile vesselcholangi/o

          

  13. A lateral curvature of the spine is calledcolpoperineorrhaphy

          

  14. Give the suffix meaning nourishment, development-trophy

          

  15. Fill in the blank to create a medical term for a woman who has been pregnant two or more timeslipoid

          

  16. The combining form phalang/o meansdigits (fingers and toes)

          

  17. Give the medical term for inflammation of the renal pelvisendocervicitis

          

  18. Pediculosis is a skin infestation by:lice

          

  19. What disorder is caused by hypersecretion of cortisol from the adrenal cortexcushing syndrome

          

  20. Which of the following refers to hearing impairment in old ageacou/o

          

  21. The combining form natr/o meansmouth

          

  22. Add a word root to create a medical term meaning: pertaining to away

    _______al
    Distal

          

  23. the combining form hyster/o means:digits (fingers and toes)

          

  24. Which of these is an instrument used for visual examination of the bladderproctoscopy

          

  25. The term for suture of the vagina and perineum isspondylarthritis

          

  26. What surgical procedure is a fixation of a floating or movable kidneynephropexy

          

  27. Give the suffix meaning: origin, cause-genic

          

  28. Give the medical term meaning excision of an ovaryoophorectomy

          

  29. True or False: Encephal/o is the combining form for skullFalse

          

  30. Build a medical term from word pars that means: new growthcyanosis

          

  31. tongueslow movement

          

  32. Eupepsia refers tonormal digestion

          

  33. Give a medical term which means rupture of the uterushysterorrhexis

          

  34. True or False: A slipped disk is actually NOT a disk that has moved out of position, rather, it is a rupture of the disk cartilage also called a herniated disktrue

          

  35. Give a prefix meaning many, muchperi-

          

  36. Periodic disturbances of bowel function, such as diarrhea and/or constipation, usually with painIrritable bowel syndrome

          

  37. Give the medical term meaning surgical puncture to remove fluid from Douglas cul-de-sac(rectouterine pouch)culdocentesis

          

  38. Which of the following terms describes a deficiency in spermatoza in semenmy/o

          

  39. Which of the following terms means perception of ringing, hissing, or other sounds in the ears or head when no external sound is presentlordosis

          

  40. The combining form cheil/o meanslip

          

  41. Give the medical term that means abnormal condition of hidden nailpyelitis

          

  42. a pap smear is used to diagnosecervical cancer

          

  43. A contagious disease transmitted by the itch mite is:hypercapnia

          

  44. The combining form for spinal cord ismyel/o

          

  45. Medical term from word parts that means: substance that causes cancercarcinogen

          

  46. Inability to speak is calledosteoblasts

          

  47. Type of neurosis characterized by irrational fearscephalalgia

          

  48. The combining form vesic/o meansaden/o

          

  49. Lack or loss of appetite, resulting in the inability or refusal to eatAnorexia

          

  50. Which of these is the correct medical term for a condition often referred to as a bone spurexostosis

          

  51. Add a combining form to create a medical term meaning: pertaining to the middle and to the side

    _______lateral
    Mediolateral

          

  52. The disorder characterized by early senility, confusion, loss of recognition of persons or familiar surroundings, restlessness, and impaired memory is called:osteoporosis

          

  53. Build a medical term from word parts that means: styudy of cellslipoid

          

  54. Give the word part meaning falsehydro

          

  55. True or False: The suffix -paresis means slight paralysisTrue

          

  56. The term that means blood in the urine ishematuria

          

  57. Give the medical term which means drooping kidneyoligomenorrhea

          

  58. Give a medical term meaning incomplete expansionatelectasis

          

  59. Which of the following terms means abnormal inward curvature of the spineanorchism

          

  60. Developing bone cells are calledosteoblasts

          

  61. Bradykinesia meansslow movement

          

  62. Which of these terms refer to measurement of visiondysmenorrhea

          

  63. intestine (usually small)slow movement

          

  64. True or False: Colostomies are performed to divert fecal flow to a bag on the outside of the bodytrue

          

  65. The presence of functioning endometrial tissue outside the uterus isendometriosis

          

  66. The medical term encephalosclerosis meanssensation

          

  67. True or False: The combining form acr/o means enlargment.aden/o

          

  68. Give a medical term meaning: surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the chest cavity:thoracalgia

          

  69. Fill-in-the-blank to create a medical term referring to a fetus with a very small head
    _______cephalus
    gravida

          

  70. mouthgloss/o

          

  71. Build a medical term from word parts that means: pertaining to internal organs: ______alhistology

          

  72. A progressive wavelike movement that occurs involuntarily in hollow tubes or the body ispyelitis

          

  73. The suffix -tocia means:hearing

          

  74. Fill-in-the-blank to create a medical term referring to a woman who has had no births
    ________para
    mastoptosis

          

  75. The word part nat/o meansbirth

          

  76. Difficult digestion, indigestionconi/o

          

  77. Diabetes mellitus is a disorder caused by malfunction of thehair

          

  78. Give the combining form meaning: tissuerhytid/o

          

  79. Give the meaning of the combining forms mast/o or mamm/obreast

          

  80. Give the suffix meaning loosening, dissolution, separating-lysis

          

  81. Give the prefix meaning through, across, beyondeu-

          

  82. Give the combining form meaning: dustconi/o

          

  83. True or False: Toxic condition of pregnancy, called eclampsia, is a severe complication characterized by convulsion and comatrue

          

  84. Which of the following medical terms refers to vaginal discharge following birthSeborrhea

          

  85. What is the surgical procedure performed to relieve the symptoms of a ruptured disc?laminectomy

          

  86. A woman who has given birth for the first time is:primipara

          

  87. A lung disorder(usually occupational) caused by inhailing dust particalsepilepsy

          

  88. Postnatal meansafter birth

          

  89. Multipara meansgingiv/o

          

  90. which of these terms refers to a nonmalignant, nonrecurrent tumor?benign

          

  91. A disorder caused by hyposecretion of the thyroid gland isblepharitis

          

  92. Presence or formation of gallstones in the common bile ductCholedocholithiasis

          

  93. True or False: The surgical reversal of a vasectomy is medically referred to as a vasovasectomyTrue

          

  94. Which of the following refers to difficult or painful intercourse>presbycusis

          

  95. Give a suffix meaning surgical puncture to aspirate fluid-stenosis

          

  96. Give the medical term meaning: inflammation of a sweat glandhidradenitis

          

  97. True or False: An audiogram is an instrument to measure hearingtrue

          

  98. Which of the following is the process of recording the kidney using soundneprhrosonography

          

  99. Process of recording blood vessels of the eye with flourescing dye is calledflourescein angiography

          

  100. Give the combining form meaning nucleuskary/o

          

  101. Which of these refers to reduced vision in one eye caused by disease or misuse, also called "lazy eye"?muscular dystrophy

          

  102. Which of the following is a combining form meaning muscleDiuresis- painful urination

          

  103. the term for onset of menses isepistaxis

          

  104. Give the medical term meaning: abnormal condition of deathnecrosis

          

  105. When menstruation ceases permanently as a result of the aging process it is calledastigmatism

          

  106. True or False: The medical term supracostal means pertaining to above the ribFalse

          

  107. Wants or verrucae are caused byvagina and cervix

          

  108. Another term for stroke ischolangi/o

          

  109. A hernia of the fallopian tube is calledsalpingocele

          

  110. Build a medical term from word parts that means: abnormal or developmentdysplasia

          

  111. Give a medical term meaning instrument used for visual examination within ( a hollow organ or cavity:tracheostomy

          

  112. The term tenodynia refers to asvision

          

  113. Give the combining form meaning: drybladder

          

  114. The medical term for a flat, colored spot on the skin, such as a freckle iscephalalgia

          

  115. Add a combining form to a create a medical term meaning yellow skinkary/o

          

  116. True or False: The combining form for the lower leg bone isFalse

          

  117. The abbreviation that can be used to refer to a head cold or infection of the nasal cavity iscystoscope

          

  118. An endocrinologist treats patients who suffer fromdiabetes and other hormone imbalances

          

  119. Chronic disease characterized by muscle weakness due to defect in the transmission of impulses from nerve to musclemyasthenia gravis

          

  120. Which of the following is a secondary lesion described as a slit or cracklike sore in the skinbefore

          

  121. True or False: A cancerous tumor of the bone is called osteocarcinomaTrue

          

  122. Give the medical term meaning: instrument to cut into the skindermatome

          

  123. Vertical field which divides the body into right and left sidessagittal plane

          

  124. The inability to control urination is calledenuresis

          

  125. Increased secretion of urine is calleddiuretics

          

  126. a specialist who prescribes corrective lenses is anoptometrist

          

  127. Which of the following terms refers to an abnormality present at birthcongenital anomaly

          

  128. Give a medical term which means instrument for the visual examination of the embryoglycosuria

          

  129. Add a suffix to create a medical term meaning: toward the head

    Cephal______
    Cephalad

          

  130. Divides the body into anterior and posterior portionsfrontal plane

          

  131. Give the word root meaning nightsomn

          

  132. Give the prefix meaning: above or excessivehyper-

          

  133. Give a medical term meaning creation of an artificial opening into the trachearhinoplasty

          

  134. Build a medical term from word parts that means: abnormal condition of bluesomatopathy

          

  135. Divides the body into right and left halveschlor/o

          

  136. bile, gallchol/e

          

  137. Gigantism results from improper hormone funtion in which of the following glandspituitary

          

  138. Which of the following terms means deficient level of potassium in the bloodgout

          

  139. Which of the following correctly defines the suffix -plegiaCryptorchidism

          

  140. Gumsgingiv/o

          

  141. The excision or partial excision of the vas deferens isvasectomy

          

  142. The term alopecia means:baldness

          

  143. Radiographic examination of the rectum and colon following enema administration of a contrast medium into the rectumBarium enema

          

  144. Horizontal field dividing the body into upper and lower portionssagittal plane

          

  145. Give a medical term meaning rapid flow of blood from the noserhinorrhagia

          

  146. A chronic systemic disease characterized by autoimmune inflammatory changes in the connective tissue throughout the bodymyasthenia gravis

          

  147. stomachgastr/o

          

  148. Trichopathy is a disease of thehair

          

  149. Give a medical term meaning surgical repair of the noserhinoplasty

          

  150. The word root meaning nerve rootsomn

          

  151. What is a diagnostic term that means a localized collection of pusabscess

          

  152. Build a medical term from word parts that means: tumor of smooth muscleleiomyoma

          

  153. Give the medical term which refers to the creation of an artificial opening into the kidneynephrostomy

          

  154. the word root audi meanssomn

          

  155. The medical term interictal refers to those behaviors or events occuring:optometry

          

  156. Visual examination within a hollow organpus

          

  157. Give the prefix meaning: throughperi-

          

  158. Complete the following to form a term that means excessive thirst:
    poly______
    dipsia

          

  159. The medical term meaning discharge of pus from the ear is:oophorectomy

          

  160. Give the suffix meaning enlargementperi-

          

  161. Abnormal collection of flud in the peritoneal cavitythyrotomy

          

  162. Give a medical term that means discharge from the noseembrynogenic

          

  163. An artificial part used for replacement of a missing limbdysmenorrhea

          

  164. Add a prefix to create a medical term meaning: pertaining to two sides

    _______lateral
    Bilateral

          

  165. Which of the following is the correct meaning of the combining form vesicul/oacou/o

          

  166. Give the meaning of the combining form episi/ovulva

          

  167. The term for involuntary, jerking movements of the eyes is:menarche

          

  168. Give a medical term which means inflammation of the umbilicusomphalitis

          

  169. True or False: Tonometry is the test used to assess hearing acuityfalse

          

  170. Give the suffix meaning: eating or swallowing-rrhaphy

          

  171. True or False: PID is an abbreviation that means inflammation of the female pelvic organspyelitis

          

  172. Give the suffix meaning suturing, repairing-malacia

          

  173. Give the word root meaning waterhydro

          

  174. True or False: Removal of part of the prepuce is known as circumcisionfalse

          

  175. Give a medical term which means surgical puncture to aspirate amniotic fluidglycosuria

          

  176. The term for inflammation of the vertebral joints isdysmenorrhea

          

  177. Give the suffix meaning: softening-malacia

          

  178. Which of the following acurately describes a Dx of leukocytosisandr/o

          

  179. Gallbladdercholecyst/o

          

  180. The medical term hyperesthesia meansexcessive sensitivity

          

  181. The accumulation of water in the kidney due to an obstruction, is calledscoliosis

          

  182. True or False: Micturition is another term for voidingtrue

          

  183. The condition in which there are excess amounts of urea, creatinine, and uric acid in the blood is calledazotemia

          

  184. The abbreviation for an instrumental expansion of the cervix and scraping of the uterine cavity isD&C

          

  185. Which of the following means absence of sperm?Diuresis- painful urination

          

  186. True or False: A surgical incision of the cornea is called keratocentesisFalse

          

  187. Give the medical term meaning x-ray image of the breastthoracoscopy

          

  188. A destruction of the visual cells of the macula lutea leading to permanent central visual loss is called:macular degeneration

          

  189. Which of the following refers to the period immediately following childbirthpuerperal

          

  190. A clouding of the lens of the eyeconi/o

          

  191. Which suffix means to break surgically?-clasis

          

  192. Pruritus of the hands indicates that the patient has a/anitching of the hands

          

  193. The term for muscle spasms as a result of low amounts of blood calcium related to deficiency of parathyroid hormone isTrue

          

  194. True or False: The suffix -schisis means surgical repairfalse

          

  195. Give the combining form meaning: nerveneur/o

          

  196. Build a medical term from word parts that means: resembling fatsomatopathy

          

  197. Which of the following word parts refers to hearing NOT earacou/o

          

  198. True or False: Incontinence is also called anuriaFalse

          

  199. Give the meaning of the combining forms metr/o and metr/ihysteratresia

          

  200. Seizure disorders caused by electrical disturbances in the brain are called:epilepsy

          

  201. A physician who studies and treats the urinary tract is known as a/an _______a. obstetrics
    b. gynecology

          

  202. The lack of muscular cooridination in the execution of voluntary movement is calledpsychiatry

          

  203. Give the combining from meaning: greenmelan/o

          

  204. Give a medical term meaning difficult breathingthoracalgia

          

  205. The term that refers to any diseased state of the lungs iscephalalgia

          

  206. The suffx -emesis means:vomiting

          

  207. Also referred to as farsightednessepistaxis

          

  208. The combining form stomat/omouth

          

  209. An obstruction of an oil gland of the eyelid can result in a small, hard nodule, called achalazion

          

  210. The combining form meaning gland isaden/o

          

  211. What is the term that means surgical repair of jointarthroplasty

          

  212. A hardening of the ear (bones) resulting in bon loss, is calledotosclerosis

          

  213. True or False: Myringitis is an inflammation of the eardrumtrue

          

  214. True or False: An x-ray image of the bladder is a cystogramtrue

          

  215. Give the combining form meaning: gland-cyesis

          

  216. The term for nosebleed isepistaxis

          

  217. Build a medical term from word parts that means: disease of the bodysomatopathy

          

  218. What does the term syncope mean?fainting

          

  219. Give the medical term for one studies and treats diseases of women (female reproductive system)hidradenitis

          

  220. Which of the following refers to a state of hidden testes?pubis

          

  221. A defective curvature on the cornea or lens is calledastigmatism

          

  222. A sudden attack characterized by an involuntary series of contrctions is calledotosclerosis

          

  223. True or False: Papule is also known as a pimpleTrue

          

  224. Abnormal loss of bone density occuring most often in elderlyosteoporosis

          

  225. The period of pregnancy is calledaphasia

          

  226. Which of the following is mismatched?Diuresis- painful urination

          

  227. True or False: The prefix inter- means withinFalse

          

  228. Which of the following is the correct meaning of the combining form lith/obefore

          

  229. livergastr/o

          

  230. Which of the following combining forms means male?andr/o

          

  231. Give the medical term meaning closure of the uterusoophorectomy

          

  232. True or False: Urticaria is characterized by the eruption of pale red, elevated patches called wheals (hives)True

          

  233. The term for menstrual pain isCerebrovascular Accident

          

  234. Give the word root meaning woman or femalegyn/o

          

  235. Commonly called "throat"vagina and cervix

          

  236. Give the medical term meaning scanty menstrual flowmasalgia

          

  237. The term for inflammation of the eyelid ispain in a tendon

          

  238. The combining form for sweat is:xer/o

          

  239. Protrusion of an organ through the wall that normally contains it is aCholedocholithiasis

          

  240. Give the medical term meaning inflammation inside the cervixendocervicitis

          

  241. The medical term for headache isexcessive sensitivity

          

  242. A term that means periodic, sudden attack isparoxysm

          

  243. An incision of the thyroid glad is calledaphasia

          

  244. Give a medical term meaning pain in the chestatelectasis

          

  245. The presence of pus in the chest is calledvomiting

          

  246. A sense that either one's own body or the environment is revolving, is calledscoliosis

          

  247. The medical term for the greenish black first stool of the newborn ispyelitis

          

  248. Which of the following terms means inflammation of joints caused by excessive uric acid accumulation?gout

          

  249. The broad term that means loss of cognitive abilities isblepharitis

          

  250. The suffix for voice isvision

          

  251. Medical term meaning slight paralysis of half (right or left side of the body)anesthesia

          

  252. Give the suffix meaning: producing, causing-cyesis

          

  253. Give the prefix meaning surroundingintra

          

  254. True or False: Bipolar disorder is characterized by mental and physical hyperactivity, disorganized behavior, and hyper-elevated moodTrue

          

  255. Give the medical term meaning: surgical repair of the skinthoracalgia

          

  256. Give the medical term meaning excessive discharge of sebummasalgia

          

  257. True or False: Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by uncontrolled binge eating followed by purgingtrue

          

  258. True or False: The suffix -asthenia means loss of feeling or sensationfalse

          

  259. Black stools are calledmelena

          

  260. A physician known as an OBGYN, practices in the field of [a] and [b]a. obstetrics
    b. gynecology

          

  261. Which of the following words mean a visual examination of the rectumpallor

          

  262. A combining vowel is used:Both B and C are correct answers

          

  263. Give a suffix meaning constriction or narrowing-stenosis

          

  264. The combining form esthesi/o meanspus

          

  265. which of the following is a portion of the hip boneaspermia

          

  266. True or False: The act of giving birth is called gestationfalse

          

  267. Give a medical term that means a substance that produces lactationlactogen

          

  268. Give a prefix meaning normal, good-metry

          

  269. True or False: Rigidity, tremors, expressionless face, and shuffling gait are associated with Parkinson diseaseTrue

          

  270. True or False: Coitus refers to sexual intercourse between man and womanTrue

          

  271. give the combining form meaning flesh or connective tissuesarc/o

          

  272. Which of the following is the correct meaning of the term: in vitroobservable within a test tube

          

  273. Give the suffix meaning: control, stopstasis

          

  274. The term lacrimal means pertaining todisease of the eye

          

  275. Give the suffix meaning pregnancy-cyesis

          

  276. Gas in the digestive tract or expelled through the anusdysmenorrhea

          

  277. When defining a medical term one should usually start by defining the ______suffix

          

  278. Give the word root meaning developing cell, germ cell-megaly

          

  279. All of the following are true about tinea except:it is a bacterial infection

          

  280. True or False: Hypothyroidism caused by the congenital absence or atrophy of the thyroid gland is known as cretinismTrue

          

  281. Which of the following is the correct meaning of the prefix ante-paralysis

          

  282. Give the medical term meaning process of recording of the uterus by use of soundsonohysterography

          

  283. True or False: Inflammation of inner ear structures is called labyrinthitisfibul/o

          

  284. Which of these is an instrument used for visual examination of the bladder?embryoscope

          

  285. True or False: Inflammation of the pleural membranes is called pleuritis or pleurisyfalse

          

  286. True or False: The term gonads refers to the male sex glandstrue

          

  287. The imaging technique that indicates the degree of metabolism or blood flow in the brain is calledpneumonia

          

  288. Chronic inflammation, characterized by cobblestone ulcerations along the intestinal wall and formation of scar tissue which may cause obstructionphobia

          

  289. The correct term for surgical fusion of two or more vertebrae is spondylosyndesistrue

          

  290. The suffix -opia meansvision

          

  291. The PSA test is used as a screening test forProstatic hyperplasia

          

  292. True or False: Proctoplasty is the surgical repair of the rectumTrue

          

  293. give a suffix meaning surgical fixation, suspension-pexy

          

  294. Give the medical term meaning sagging breastatelectasis

          

  295. Medical term meaning unable to express one's thoughts or ideas in an elderly, intelligible mannerotopyorrhea

          

  296. Give the medical term which means sugar (glucose) in the urinelithotripsy

          

  297. Build a medical term from word parts that means pertaining to yellow color: ________icthoracalgia

          

  298. Give a medical term meaning instrument used to measure oxygenoximeter

          

  299. Which of the following disorders is caused by hypersecretion of the thyroid glandpallor

          

  300. Give a medical term meaning study of the newbornhysteratresia

          

  301. True or False: A decrease in the normal amount of urine (scanty urine) is called oliguriatrue

          

  302. Give the combining form meaning: Blackmelan/o

          

  303. Give the medical term that means surgical crushing of a stonelithotripsy

          

  304. The combining form for dust isbladder

          

  305. Which of these refers to a group of hereditary diseases characterized by degeneration of muscle and weaknessmuscular dystrophy

          

  306. Give a medical term meaning deficient oxygen in the bloodhypoxemia

          

  307. A type of sterilization surgery istubal ligation

          

  308. The medical term meaning without feeling or sensationanesthesia

          

  309. The term for night blindness isnyctalopia

          

  310. Which of the following is a word part meaning bear, give birth to, labor, childbirth?part/o

          

  311. The term ophthalmopathybirth

          

  312. The suffix that means breathing is:childbirth, labor

          

  313. An excess of carbon dioxide in the blood isepistaxis

          

  314. Give the medical term meaning condition of a stone(s) in the kidneyNephrolithiasis

          

  315. Which of the following terms means: unnatural paleness of the skinhypokalemia

          

  316. Colpocervical refers to thevagina and cervix

          

  317. which of the following terms means excessive menstrual bleeding>menometrorrhagia

          

  318. Agents that promote secretion of urine are calledsalpingocele

          

  319. Give a suffix meaning measurement-metry

          

  320. Give the prefix meaning withinpro-

          

  321. Give a medical term which means producing an embryooophorectomy

          

  322. T he branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of mental disorders ispsychiatry

          

  323. Which of the following means absence of testisanorchism

          

  324. True or False: Sclerotic patches throughout the spinal cord and brain is characteristic of MSTrue

          

  325. What does the suffix -salpinx mean?fallopian tube

          

  326. Which of these is the correct meaning of the term: exacerbationstone

          

  327. Give the combining form meaning: rederythr/o

          

  328. Which of the following is the swelling of the scrotum caused by a collection of fluid?hydrocele

          

  329. Which of the following terms means stiffening and immobility of a jointankylosis

          

  330. A superficial skin disease characterized by pustules, often caused by staphylococciprosthesis

          

  331. Give a medical term meaning visual examination of the thoraxhypoxemia

          

  332. Pinpoint hemorrhages on the skinfainting

          

  333. A black and blue bruise mark caused by escape of blood into the tissues ismyoxedema

          

  334. Give the prefix meaning: beforedia-

          

  335. True or False: Another name for a sty is hordeolumtrue

          

  336. Fill-in-the-blank to create a medical term meaning discharge of milk
    lacto____
    masalgia

          

  337. Give the medical term meaning pain in the breastmasalgia