Medicine and Anatomy by Letter - C

Quiz instructionsAnswer these questions about the human body, disease, and the field of medicine. All answers start with the letter C!
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Last updated: April 25, 2020
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The largest part of the large intestine, shares its name with punctuation
Colon
A doctor who is specialized in the heart and circulatory system
Cardiologist
DNA is divided into 23 pairs of these, the last pair being XX or XY
Chromosome
The transparent covering of the front part of the eye, important for refracting light
Cornea
Light-sensitive cells in the eye, along with rods, that allow you to see colour
Cones
The smallest blood vessels, where the most exchange of oxygen and nutrients takes place
Capillaries
Bodily fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord
Cerebrospinal fluid
The lower part of the uterus, the body part that is examined with a Pap smear
Cervix
The lowest part of the spine and an evolutional remnant of the tail, also called tailbone
Coccyx
Area of the brain behind the brainstem that coordinates movements
Cerebellum
Eight small bones that make up the wrist
Carpal bones
Arteries that can be found in the neck and that supply the head and brain with blood
Carotid arteries
The heelbone, the largest bone of the foot
Calcaneus
'Stress hormone' that is often used as medication and then called hydrocortisone
Cortisol
The most commonly fractured bone, and the only long bone to lie horizontally
Collarbone
A group of diseases that are all characterized by uncontrolled multiplication of cells
Cancer
A rubbery tissue that covers the ends of bones and gives shape to the ear and nose
Cartilage
Any condition that is long-lasting and cannot be cured, like asthma or diabetes
Chronic condition
Caused by a reaction to gluten, causes the immune system to damage the small intestine
Coeliac disease
An artery that supplies blood to the heart itself
Coronary artery
Anti-cancer treatment that is injected into the veins and can cause hair to fall out
Chemotherapy
Deadly bacterial infection that causes watery diarrhoea and is spread through unsafe water
Cholera
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