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Medical Vocabulary

Based on the definition, guess these words used in medicine.
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  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Dec 26, 2017
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Definition
Word
Not malignant
B
A disorder that can cause people to feel like they are spinning when they aren't
V
Disease caused by lack of Vitamin C
S
Component of blood whose function is to cause clotting
P
Surgeon's knife
S
Removal of tissue to make a diagnosis
B
Process of using a machine to remove toxins in people with kidney disfunction
D
Any substance which increases production of urine
D
Yellowish discoloration of the skin
J
Substance produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder
B
Medical outlook; Odds of survival
P
Bruise
C
Prefix that means "related to the heart"
C
Death of tissue
N
Pea-sized gland that regulates growth
P
Hormone that absorbs blood sugar
I
Cosmetic procedure of removing fat from the body
L
Liposuction
Sound waves with a frequency too high to be heard. Used for medical imaging
U
To stick a tube into the trachea
I
Related to the kidney
R
Answer Stats
Definition
Word
% Correct
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level 73
Dec 26, 2017
I think I could have gotten most if not all without the first letter hint. Why is that there? Most quizzes on here don't give you the first letter. And with all of the medical dramas out there, even if you aren't in the field, most of these are pretty common terms.
+1
level 70
Dec 26, 2017
It helped me in some cases, but it made it more difficult in others, as synonyms with different first letter aren't accepted – we learnt about thrombocytes and hypophysis in school ...
+4
level 72
Dec 26, 2017
The sound waves are ultrasonic.
+6
level 73
Dec 26, 2017
Agree - the test method is called ultrasound; but sound waves are ultrasonic. Suggest accepting both.
+2
level 77
Mar 6, 2018
+1
+3
level 78
Dec 26, 2017
A bit scary that a cosmetic procedure scores highest. At least at this point.
+2
level 72
Dec 26, 2017
You don't know how vain most jetpunkers are.
+1
level 70
Dec 27, 2017
We do now...
+1
level 65
Dec 27, 2017
Liposuction is mentioned in all sorts of situations, movies, diet problems, weight loss etc etc. .......... how often do people or TV mention 'Sticking a tube in your Trachea'?
+1
level 60
Apr 22, 2018
If you watch any sort of medical show, it's shown or referenced at some point. I remember an episode of MASH where Hawkeye had to intubate someone with a ballpoint pen.
+1
level 65
Dec 28, 2017
It's kind of a common term though
+1
level 68
Dec 28, 2017
I would suggest adding "coron-" or some variation thereof for the heart one, as that is almost as common as the given answer and still starts with C.
+3
level 75
Dec 28, 2017
Coron is neither a prefix, nor does it necessarily refer to the heart. Coronary is the only heart related word I can think of that starts with "coron". There are may other words (coronado, corona, coronoid, coroner) that start with "coron" but don't pertain to the heart.
+1
level 59
Apr 22, 2018
"coron" means crown or circle.
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level 56
Apr 22, 2018
I was stuck on "cor-" too because of "coronary," and because "cor" is Latin for "heart." Admittedly should have come up with "cardio," but I was hung up on "cor" and couldn't get off it.
+2
level 51
Apr 22, 2018
Coronary does come from Latin, but not from "cor," the heart. It comes from "corona," for a crown or a wreath, owing to the fact that the blood vessels surround the heart like a wreath. Quite misleading, early medical community. Here's the source! www.etymonline.com/word/coronary
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level 46
Apr 25, 2018
Totally understandable mistake to make. The Latin word for heart is cor (cordis, etc.) and it's where we get words like cordial, discord, concord, accord, etc. but NOT, as I learned from PrinceEric, coronary (cool origin, BTW). The Greek word for heart is kardia, and that's where the medical community gets all their words pertaining to the physical heart. In fact most medical terminology comes from Greek, not Latin.
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level 67
Apr 23, 2018
I agree that coron, cord, and cordi should work, but more importantly cardi should work without the "o". Cardi(o) is the prefix. As in cardiac, epicardium, pericarditis, tachycardiam, and many many more examples.
+4
level 68
Dec 28, 2017
Also, I really wanted "drink" to be accepted for the urine one :-).
+1
level 79
Jan 4, 2018
Damn, thought it was spelled petuitary.
+6
level 41
Apr 22, 2018
I used to watch ER so I'm pretty much a doctor. And on a side note, if any of you need legal assistance I also watched a lot of Law & Order.
+1
level 48
Apr 22, 2018
I tried cardiac before realising it was cardio... could cardiac be included?
+2
level 72
Apr 22, 2018
I tried that first, as well. Then I read the hint more carefully. Cardiac isn't a prefix.
+1
level 67
Apr 23, 2018
But Cardi is a prefix.
+1
level 72
Apr 22, 2018
I worked in a hospital ER for years and got most of these immediately. I only missed the one that is least guessed, and I heard that one used all the time. I can't believe I never knew what it actually meant. I thought that it was putting a patient into an induced coma, as these patients usually were.
+1
level 68
May 19, 2018
Intubation isn't tolerable if you're awake and comatose patients need it because of a lack of respiratory drive, so they pretty much go hand in hand.
+1
level 50
Apr 22, 2018
I went with plasma instead of platelet. Grrr.
+1
level 26
Apr 22, 2018
Got them all. Watching medical shows + being Greek is a nice combo! :D
+4
level 55
Apr 22, 2018
Insulin doesnt absorb blood sugar. It opens up the cells so they can absorb it.
+2
level 19
Apr 22, 2018
Cardi is the prefix, not cardio. There is no O in cardiac arrest or cardiac muscle.
+1
level 43
Apr 25, 2018
Wow people did better on this than I thought they would. Sickos..
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