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Homework Help: Medical Terminology

Posted by Kelsey on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 7:46pm.

Could someone please check my answers. If they are incorrect could you please give me the correct answers or tell me where I could find them.. Thanks...


1. A patient has unrealistic thoughts and behaviors despite an awareness that they’re inappropriate. She’s experiencing
A. phobia.
B. paraphilia.
C. panic attack.
D. obsessive-compulsive disorder.

I chose A.

2. A patient is a loner and is indifferent to criticism or praise. This person may have
A. schizoid personality disorder.
B. phobia.
C. mood disorder.
D. antisocial disorder.

I chose A.

3. A patient is seen today for drooping of the upper eyelid. What condition is represented by
this description?
A. Scotoma
B. Strabismus
C. Glaucoma
D. Ptosis

I chose D.

4. An operative report states that a myringoplasty was performed. (Myring/o) is the root for
A. eardrum.
B. sound.
C. salivary.
D. tongue

I chose A.

5. An individual who is self-centered and constantly seeking attention suffers from _______
personality.
A. borderline
B. histrionic
C. narcissistic
D. dependent

I chose C.

6. A child requires surgery to correct an abnormal eye alignment. This condition is called
A. scotoma.
B. cryopexy.
C. blepharoplasty.
D. strabismus.

I chose D.


7. A two-year-old child’s right ear is examined. An abbreviation for the right ear is
A. AC.
B. AU.
C. AS.
D. AD.

I chose D.

8. A patient was admitted in an alternating state of mania and despair. What diagnosis does this
statement describe?
A. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
B. Bipolar disorder
C. Posttraumatic stress disorder
D. Anxiety

I chose B.

9. What is the main difference between treating cancer with radiation therapy and treating cancer with chemotherapy?
A. Radiation treats cells within the radiation field; chemotherapy treats cells throughout
the body.
B. Radiation is performed only externally; chemotherapy is performed only internally.
C. Radiation is used before surgery; chemotherapy is used after surgery.
D. Radiation is used on carcinomas; chemotherapy is used on sarcomas.

I chose A.

10. The main criterion for drugs classified as controlled substances is their level of
A. adverse reaction with other drugs.
B. effectiveness in treating a particular disease.
C. side effects.
D. addiction potential.

I chose D.

11. Based on your understanding of prefixes, roots, and suffixes, determine which one of the
following conditions would include an inflammation.
A. Ostosclerosis
B. Myasthenia
C. Cystitis
D. Achalasia

I chose C.

12. What is the main difference between a stem cell and a cancer cell?
A. A stem cell grows at a faster rate than a cancer cell.
B. A stem cell obeys signals to stop growth, but a cancer cell doesn’t.
C. A stem cell is usually external; a cancer cell is usually internal.
D. A stem cell doesn’t die, but a cancer cell can be killed with treatment.

I chose A.

13. Why is it important for a pharmacist to provide drug counseling to patients?
A. To attempt to avoid any adverse reactions with another drug
B. To avoid lawsuits from patients experiencing reactions to a drug
C. To increase the effectiveness of the drug
D. To explain antidotes for drugs with toxic effects

I chose A.


Thanks once again for any and all help...

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