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
Stressed out
Above normal

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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 migraine
An irregular heartbeat
A fainting spell

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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?
Prostate cancer
Breast cancer
Lung cancer

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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