Practice Exam 1 - Wenatchee Valley College HLTH 123 Medical...

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Wenatchee Valley College HLTH 123 Medical Terminology Practice Exercise 1 Select the one best answer to the following multiple choice questions. 1. Which of the following is not one of the four elements that are used to form medical words? a. suffix b. word root c. prefix d. combining consonant 2. The roots in medical words are usually derived from what languages? a. b. c. d. 3. When a vowel (usually an “o”) is added to a word root, the result is a a. word root b. prefix c. combining form d. suffix 4. The combining form in the word thermometer is a. thermometer b. therm c. thermom d. thermo 5. The suffix is always found a. following the combining form b. in front of the combining form c. between the word root and the combining vowel d. none of the above 6. In the word “tonsillitis”, the suffix is a. tonso b. tonsillo c. is d. itis 7. Which of the following suffixes does NOT mean “pertaining to” and/or “relating to”? a. -ac b. -al c. -ous d. –osis 8. Which of the following is NOT a diminutive suffix designating a small version of an object? a. -ia b. -ole c. -ula d. –ule 1
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9. Which of the following combining forms does NOT mean “skin”? a. cutaneo b. hidro c. dermo d. dermato 10. Which of the following combining forms is NOT a color? a. necro b. cyano c. erythro d. xantho 11. Which of the following terms means “small cracklike break that exposes the dermis”? a. contusion b. laceration c. fissure d. wheal 12. Which of the following terms means absence or loss of hair? a. tinea b. scabies c. alopecia d. impetigo 13. Which of the following terms means “any fungal skin disease, frequently caused by ringworm”? a. vitiligo b. alopecia c. fissure d. tinea 14. Which of the following terms means “a condition characterized by excessive growth of hair or presence of hair in unusual places, especially in women”? a. alopecia b. tinea c. scabies d. hirsutism 15. Dead tissue is said to be a. necrotic b. pyrotic c. cyanotic d. leukotic Match the following terms with the correct definition. Not all definitions will be used. 16. _____ cyano A. yellow B. red 17. _____ erythro C. black D. blue 18. _____ leuko E. white 19. _____ xantho 2
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20. A common chronic dermatitis characterized by red lesions covered by silvery scales is a. melanoma b. ducubitus ulcer c. dermatitis d. psoriasis 21. A type of cancer associated with the AIDs virus is a. lymphoma b. Kaposi’s sarcoma c. melanoma d. leukemia 22. Which of the following terms is NOT paired with the correct meaning? a.
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