Doctor Lingo - It's A Thing! How Many Of These Medical Terms Do You Know?

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If you are a doctor, nurse or just wish to be one someday, take this quiz to see how well you know some basic medical terms!

 Jun 10, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does "hyper" mean?
Below normal
Above normal
Stressed out

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What does "apnea" describe?
A healthy appetite
Not breathing
Acne

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When you have anaphylaxis, you have _____.
An allergic reaction
A migraine
A cold

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does a "contusion" describe?
A bruise
A pimple
A bone break

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does "syncope" describe?
An instrument that tests your reflexes
Fainting
A hearing aid

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When an ankle has "edema" it has what?
A bruise
A rash
Swelling

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does "arrhythmia" describe?
A fainting spell
A migraine
An irregular heartbeat

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is "sepsis"?
A strain of the flu
A sleep disorder
An infection of the blood

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If you have "osteoporosis" you have _____.
Bone loss
Pneumonia
Alopecia

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In a surgical operation, which kind of doctor is responsible for putting the patient to sleep?
Cardiologist
Anesthesiologist
Optometrist

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does an "embolism" describe?
A bruise
A blockage
An ulcer

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

_____ is the term for inflammation or stiffness of the joints and muscles.
Multiple Sclerosis
Rheumatism
Measles

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does a "mammogram" scan for?
Breast cancer
Prostate cancer
Lung cancer

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What is a "stethoscope" used for?
Checking the heart and lungs
Checking the ears
Checking blood pressure

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What does an "immunologist" treat?
Hepatitis
Diabetes
Asthma and allergies

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What does "epistaxis" describe?
A nosebleed
The common cold
A rash

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If someone has "gastritis," _____ is affected.
The stomach
The liver
The lungs

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What patients does a "gerontologist" see?
Seniors
Children
Women
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