Medicine and Anatomy by Letter - H

Answer these questions about the human body, disease, and the field of medicine. All answers start with the letter H!
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Last updated: April 30, 2020
First submittedApril 29, 2020
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The study of blood and blood diseases
Hematology
Protrusion of an organ through a rupture in a wall, comes in inguinal or spinal disc forms
Herniation
Muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the body
Heart
A keratin filament that grows out of a follicle in the skin
Hair
Any molecule that is formed by a gland and transported by the blood to affect other cells
Hormone
The long bone of the upper arm
Humerus
An inflammation of the liver: can be caused by viruses, and is then classified A, B, C, D or E
Hepatitis
Part of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep and circadian rhythm
Hypothalamus
A group of muscles located on the back of the thigh, they extend the hip and bend the knee
Hamstrings
The tongue-bone, located in the neck, the only bone that doesn't have a joint with another bone
Hyoid bone
Its name means seahorse: a part of the brain that plays a role in short-term memory
Hippocampus
The virus that causes AIDS; can be sexually transmitted or via blood
HIV
The joint between the pelvis and the femur
Hip joint
Condition of excessive hair growth caused by having too much male hormone in the blood
Hirsutism
Prefix that means 'too much' or 'too many', can be placed before -glycemia or -thyroidism
Hyper
A low body temperature, can be caused by extreme cold, alcohol, or low blood sugar
Hypothermia
A group of viruses that can cause infections of the genitals or cold sores
Herpes viruses
A type of lymphoma named after an English physician
Hodgkin lymphoma
An iron-containing protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen
Hemoglobin
Ancient Greek called the "Father of Medicine", whose oath doctors still swear today
Hippocrates
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Level 70
Apr 29, 2020
Haematology. Haemoglobin. Those are the English spellings.
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Level 70
Apr 29, 2020
You forgot "and correct" after English and before spelling
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Level 63
Apr 30, 2020
I feel like I'm repeating myself here. Those are the British English spellings. These are the American English spellings. Both are accepted for this quiz. Edit: I apologise/apologize, haematology was not an accepted type-in, but it is now :)