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Simple Medical Terminology Competency Questions:


The word dysphasia means

difficulty doing what?

a. Remembering

b. Speaking

c. Eating or swallowing

d. Reading

 

A patient calls the clinic to complain that she has developed an itchy red rash on her chest and back after taking a prescribed antibiotic for three days. You conclude that the patient is experiencing which of the following?

a. A common side effect of the medication

b. An expected outcome of the medication

c. An addictive response to the medication

d. An allergic reaction to the medication


Which is NOT a function of skeletal muscles?

a. To move bones

b. To generate heat

c. To maintain posture

d. To move substances through the body

 

What is the purpose of an antibiotic?

a. It kills or inactivates bacteria that cause disease. 

b. It reduces the time it takes for blood to clot.

c. It kills or inactivates viruses that cause disease.

d. It promotes digestion of glucose when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin.

 

Any food that hasn't been digested, along with water and digestive juices passes into which of the following?

a. Large Intestine

b. Esophagus

c. Hepatic Artery

d. Duodenum


Which of the following is a common disease or condition of the heart?

a. Myocardial Infarction 

b. Tonsillitis

c. Erythrocytosis

d. Flail Chest

 

What is the purpose of an antibiotic?

a. It kills or inactivates bacteria that cause disease. 

b. It reduces the time it takes for blood to clot.

c. It kills or inactivates viruses that cause disease.

d. It promotes digestion of glucose when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin.


What is the action of a vaccine?

a. Inhibit the growth of microorganisms

b. Inhibit the growth of viruses

c. Stimulate the immune system to produce bacteria 

d. Stimulate the immune system to produce antibiotics

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