Medical Terminology Ch 1 Intro Test Review Part 1

6 September 2022
4.7 (114 reviews)
64 test answers

Unlock all answers in this set

Unlock answers (60)
question
Which of the following is a word root for heart?
answer
cardi
question
In macroglossia (large tongue), macro- is a:
answer
prefix
question
Which of the following is an example of a combining vowel linking one root to another root?
answer
gastr/o/esophag/itis
question
Identify the vowel that is commonly attached to a word root to create a combining form.
answer
o
question
What does the prefix in post/mortem mean?
answer
after
question
What is the meaning of gastr/o?
answer
stomach
question
A therm/o/meter is an instrument for measuring temperature. In this word, -meter is a(n):
answer
suffix
question
To build a medical word, use a combining form before a suffix that begins with a(an):
answer
consonant
question
Which of the following is a word root for liver?
answer
hepat
question
A combining form is a word root plus a(n):
answer
vowel
question
What does the suffix -ior mean?
answer
pertaining to
question
Define medical words by first defining the:
answer
suffix
question
The word element always located at the beginning of a medical word is a:
answer
prefix
question
Which of the following terms contains a prefix?
answer
monocyte
question
Word endings are called:
answer
suffixes
question
What does the suffix -itis mean?
answer
inflammation
question
Which word means instrument for measuring the pelvis?
answer
Pelv/i/meter
question
What is the plural form of nucleus?
answer
Nuclei
question
Vowels marked with a macron (ĀÆ) indicate:
answer
long sound
question
The letter combination ps at the beginning of a word (as in psychosis) is pronounced:
answer
'ss'
question
In medical terms, ch (as in cholera) is usually pronounced:
answer
'k'
question
In the terms bronchi and fungi, the "i" is pronounced:
answer
'eye'
question
The oe in roentgen is pronounced:
answer
'eh'
question
To make words ending in "y" plural:
answer
drop the "y" and add "ies"
question
What does the suffix -edema mean?
answer
swelling
question
Which of the following combining forms means joint?
answer
arthr/o
question
Arthr/o/centesis is a surgical puncture of a joint. In this word, arthr/o is a:
answer
combining form
question
Which of the following words means enlargement of the liver?
answer
hepat/o/megaly
question
Which of the following words means visual examination of a joint?
answer
Arthr/o/scopy
question
Arteri/o/stenosis is a condition in which one or both ureters are abnormally:
answer
narrowed
question
Which of the following words means dilation or expansion of the bronchus?
answer
bronchi/ectasis
question
Which of the following words means pain in a nerve?
answer
Neur/algia
question
An instrument to cut the skin is a:
answer
derm/a/tome
question
Which of the following suffixes means binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)?
answer
-desis
question
Which of the following words means double vision?
answer
Diplopia
question
Which of the following prefixes means around?
answer
circum-
question
The prefix dia- means:
answer
through, across.
question
The prefix uni- has the same meaning as:
answer
mono-
question
Which of the following words means fear of blood?
answer
Hemophobia
question
The term that means condition without a breast is:
answer
a/mast/ia
question
The prefix hypo- means:
answer
below
question
What are the prefixes that mean before, in front of?
answer
pre-, pro-
question
Which of the following terms means pertaining to under the skin?
answer
Hypodermic
question
The term arteri/o/stenosis means:
answer
narrowing or stricture of an artery
question
Compound words may consist of two or more word roots.
answer
True
question
A word root + o results in a combining form.
answer
True
question
Gastr/o is a combining form.
answer
True
question
A combining form consists of a prefix plus a word root.
answer
False
question
A combining form consists of a word root and a vowel.
answer
True
question
The combining vowel e is commonly used to form medical words.
answer
False
question
A combining vowel always connects a word root to a suffix.
answer
False
question
A combining vowel is usually an "i."
answer
False
question
All suffixes begin with a vowel.
answer
False
question
In medical terminology, a suffix usually describes a position or direction.
answer
False
question
When a word changes from singular to plural form, the suffix is the part that changes.
answer
True
question
All medical words contain a prefix.
answer
False
question
Gastroenterologist is an example of a compound word.
answer
True
question
When defining a medical word, first define the suffix.
answer
True
question
Most medical words have Greek or Spanish origins.
answer
False
question
When adding a suffix that begins with a vowel, the combining form, rather than the word root, precedes the suffix.
answer
False
question
In the term hypodermic, hypo- is the combining form.
answer
False
question
The four elements used to form medical words are word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms.
answer
True
question
In the word syncope, the final e is pronounced as a separate syllable.
answer
True
question
The suffix -rrhaphy means suture.
answer
True