Quiz: Only A Registered Nurse Could Ace This Medical Vocab Test. Can You?

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Show off your amazing nursing skills by rocking this vocabulary quiz!

A vocabulary quiz for nursing students, nurses and other medical professionals that features medical terminology.

 Apr 06, 2020

1 of 18Pick your answer!

Where on their body would you take a patient's carotid pulse?
Neck
Wrist
Heart

2 of 18Pick your answer!

What does a patient suffer from if they have halitosis?
Acne
Bad breath
Dandruff

3 of 18Pick your answer!

Paraplegia means paralysis in which of the following parts of the body?
Neck
Legs
Arms

4 of 18Pick your answer!

If a patient is in Fowler's position, what are they doing?
Lying on their side
Lying on their back
Lying on their stomach

5 of 18Pick your answer!

What word means "externally listening to sounds within the body to determine abnormal condition"?
Circumduction
Auscultation
Exculpation

6 of 18Pick your answer!

What causes pediculosis?
Infestation of lice
Infected wounds
Allergic reaction

7 of 18Pick your answer!

What is another word for keloid?
Cavity
Tumor
Scar

8 of 18Pick your answer!

What type of movement is circumduction?
Up and down
Circular
Back and forth

9 of 18Pick your answer!

Cystitis refers to inflammation of what part of the body?
Bladder
Skin
Heart

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Which word defines the level at which a patient can no longer tolerate pain?
Pain threshold
Pain meter
Pain tolerance

11 of 18Pick your answer!

If you're nearsighted, you are ________
unable to see things clearly unless they are far away
unable to see things clearly unless they are relatively close

12 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the anatomical name for the commonly termed ‘windpipe'?
Arrhythmia
Heart
Trachea

13 of 18Pick your answer!

The top layer of the skin is known as __________.
epidermis
oculus
nostril

14 of 18Pick your answer!

Plantar refers to _______
the sole of the feet
hip bone
blood cells

15 of 18Pick your answer!

Gingivitis is a diease of your ___.
gums
feet
teeth

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Dialysis is a treatment for your ___.
liver
trachea
kidney

17 of 18Pick your answer!

The study of diseases is called __________.
Diseaseology
Pathology
Illology

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Lumbar refers to which area?
Back of the neck
Lower back
Sole of foot
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

There are so many slang phrases and so much lingo that is unique to Nurses. This quiz is the ultimate opportunity for Nurses and other Americans alike to challenge their knowledge of medical slang – and enjoy a fun quiz while doing it! If you have spent enough time in a hospital, or even just watch a lot of medical shows like Grey's Anatomy, House, Scrubs, ER, etc., you will have fun taking this quiz! Even if you are some one who is always on WebMD or a hypochondria, you can take this quiz and see how much you know about medical terminology!

Whether you're a regular nurse, an ER nurse, a pediatric nurse, a neonatal nurse, a nurse assistant, a doctor, a surgeon, etc., you know that you've got your own way of talking. There are infinite terms and slang words and phrases that you learn while going through medical school and your residencies and clinical. You pick up on these words easily but it is hard to keep track of what they all mean! This quiz will be a fun refresher for all nurses, and a fun challenge for any non nurses who think they have what it takes!

If you are not a nurse and you get all the questions on this quiz right, it might be time to rethink your profession! The world always needs more nurses, they are kind, hard working and under appreciated. They are extremely smart and the medical system would completely unravel without them. If you're a nurse, take this nurse medical slang challenge and then share it with your fellow nurse friends to boost their spirits - they will surely get a hundred percent!

This quiz will ask you all about basic medical slang, including questions like the following: Where on their body would you take a patient's carotid pulse?, What does a patient suffer from if they have halitosis?, Paraplegia means paralysis in which of the following parts of the body?, If a patient is in Fowler's position, what are they doing?, What word means "externally listening to sounds within the body to determine abnormal condition"?, What is another word for keloid?, What type of movement is circumduction?, Cystitis refers to inflammation of what part of the body?, Which word defines the level at which a patient can no longer tolerate pain?, and more!

As you can see, you really have to know your stuff to be able to determine the correct answer to every single one of these questions. Are you a nurse? Are you a doctor? Are you in medical school? If so, how much were you paying attention in class?

Do you like to test your knowledge of medical terminology? Are you the smartest one in your class? If so, you should take this quiz and prove it to yourself that you are one of the few people that are smart enough to ace this ultimate nurse slang quiz challenge. What are you waiting for? Check it out and make sure to share what you got!