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Homework Help: Introduction to vet terminology

Posted by Cassie on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 3:34pm.

1. Which of the following is not a tissue type?
A. Epithelial tissue
B. Connective tissue
C. Plasma tissue (my answer)
D. Nerve tissue
2. Within the body, the _______ cavity houses the lungs.
A. thoracic (my answer)
B. pneumonic
C. pelvic
D. cranial
3. Which set of terms can be substituted for superior/inferior?
A. Superficial/deep (my answer)
B. Cephalic/caudal
C. Proximal/distal
D. Ventral/dorsal
4. Suppose that a new medical specialty has emerged: gerontogastroenteroepidemiology. Based upon your
knowledge of roots, select the definition that best defines this new specialty.
A. Study of epidemics that strike the aged
B. Study of stomach and intestinal disorders that strike the aged
C. Study of stomach and intestinal epidemics that strike the aged
D. Study of the epidermis in the stomach and intestines of the aged(my answer is B)
5. The nervous system that controls respiration is called autonomic because it
A. is not subject to voluntary control. C. conducts impulses.
B. uses nerves of the body. D. deals with the exchange of gases. (my answr is a)
6. Which is a combining form, not a prefix or a suffix?
A. OPSY C. PATHO
B. CENTESIS D. RETRO (my answer is D)
7. The correct order for analyzing the parts of medical terms is
A. prefix, root, suffix. C. root, suffix, prefix.
B. suffix, root, prefix. D. suffix, prefix, root.(my answer is B)
8. Which of the following is the prefix meaning “excessive, above”?
A. -HYPO C. -HYPER
B. HYPO- D. HYPER- (my answer is D)
9. A _______ plane divides the body into anterior and posterior portions.
A. cross-sectional C. sagittal
B. transverse D. coronal(not sure)
10. Which of the following does not belong with a list of organelles?
A. Endoplasmic reticulum C. Centrioles
B. Mitochondria D. Zygomatics (my answer is D)
11. The terms ac, al, ary, and ic are all
A. pseudosuffixes formed from roots.
B. prefixes that function as prepositions.
C. noun suffixes indicating procedures.
D. adjective suffixes meaning “pertaining to.”(not sure about this one)
12. Your little toe is _______ to your torso.
A. medial C. lateral
B. proximal D. superior(not sure about this one)
13. A karyotype is a picture of
A. a cell. C. organelles.
B. chromosomes. D. cytoplasm. (my answer is B)
14. Which three-letter medical abbreviation stands for something you won’t find in the body?
A. CNS C. RNA
B. DNA D. NRC (my answer is A)
15. The protein- and antibody-rich milk a mother secretes after giving birth is called _______.
A. colostrum C. gravid
B. estrus D. parturition(not sure)
16. Which of the following is the correct term for diseases that are transmittable from animals to humans?
A. zoonosis C. leptospirosis
B. brucellosis D. cystitis(not sure)
17. All of the following except _______ refer to the female womb.
A. METR/O C. UTER/O
B. HYSTER/O D. PELVIC/O(my answer is B)
18. Which description is inconsistent with the anatomical position?
A. Body standing upright C. Palms and toes turned forward
B. Arms extended D. Face directed straight ahead (not sure)
19. Which would be the ending of a term indicating the surgical removal of a body part?
A. “Ectomy” C. “Itis”
B. “Osis” D. “Cision” (my answer is D)
20. The meaning of analysis is
A. a separating into parts. C. to dissect.
B. a cutting apart. D. absence of whole(my answer is A)

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