Medicine and Anatomy by Letter - B

Answer these questions about the human body, disease, and the field of medicine. All answers start with the letter B!
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Last updated: April 25, 2020
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Original insertion of the umbilical cord, in the centre of your stomach
Belly button
A large muscle in the upper arm that flexes the arm
Biceps brachii
Bodily fluid that carries oxygen, nutrients and waste to and from cells
Blood
Common name for the bone that is made up of vertebrae
Backbone
The most energy consuming organ, located in the skull
Brain
Storage organ for urine produced in the kidneys
Bladder
An airway that branches from the trachea and conducts air to the lungs
Bronchus
Bodily fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder
Bile
Common name for the sternum, the bone at the front of the ribcage
Breastbone
When you get a mammogram, a scan is made of this organ
Breast
'Harmless', the opposite of malignant when talking about tumours
Benign
Single celled organisms that cause diseases like tuberculosis and cholera
Bacteria
The deadliest pandemic in human history, killed between 75 and 200 million
Black Death
A kind of white blood cell that produces antibodies to help fight infection
B-lymphocyte
Vital part of the brain that plays a role in consciousness, breathing and heart rate
Brainstem
This should normally be 120/80, but is too high in many people
Blood pressure
Psychiatric disorder characterized by periods of depression and mania
Bipolar Disorder
A small, living piece of tissue that is taken for study under the microscope
Biopsy
A pocket of fluid in the skin, can be caused by friction or burning among others
Blister
An indication of how healthy someones weight is, with a healthy range being 18.5-25
Body mass index
A waste compound of red blood cells, can cause the skin to turn yellow if it builds up
Bilirubin
An addictive group of of sleep and anxiety medications, such as Valium
Benzodiazepines
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