What Basic Medicine Do You Know?

 In this day and age, a long way from the times only doctors knew basic medical terms and afflictions - many people are more educated about their health and about basic medical information. How about YOU? Do you need to learn more or do you know your medical terms?
 
 
Humans have different blood types, each can be plus or negative. Considering that, how many blood types are there?
A, B, AB and O are the 4 main groups, each being plus or minus, and so we end up with 8 types of blood.
Eight
Six
Ten
Twelve
 
 
What organ uses the prefix hepato?
Liver
Heart
Kidney
Lung
 
 
Pyrexia and the febrile response are both names for...
Fever
Heart Attack
Stroke
Epilepsy
 
 
What condition is caused by the deposition of uric acid?
Best thing to do to prevent it is take a general blood test and check your uric acid once a year to see if there's too much of it.
Gout
Arthritis
Rheumatism
Osteoporosis
 
 
Which of these is NOT a form of color blindness?
Myopia
Protanopia
Deuteranopia
Tritanopia
 
 
What is a more formal term for the disease called pinkeye?
Conjunctivitis
Oculitis
Astigmatism
Myopia
 
 
If you become infested with worms, what kind of drug will you need?
Antifungal
Antimalarial
Anthelminitic
Antibiotic
 
 
Which disease is caused by a deficiency in vitamin B12?
Anemia
Night blindness
Scurvy
Kidney stones
 
 
Which medical term would we use to describe an accumulation of blood in a joint?
This usually follows injury but mostly to people with a predisposition to hemorrhage.
Hepatitis
Hematuria
Hemarthrosis
 
 
Which medical term would we use to describe having blood in your urine?
This is for red blood cells. White blood cells in urine usually mean a urinal infection.
Uremia
Hematocrit
Hematuria
 
 
Which medical term would we use to describe a bluish discoloration of our skin?
This is due to low oxygen saturation of the tissues near the skin.
Edema
Cyanosis
Cilium
Psoriasis
 
 
If you have 'Sepsis', what do you have?
This is caused by the body's immune response to an infection, and it a common risk of death in hospitals.
An infection by bacteria in my blood
The beginning of a schizophrenia
A sleep disorder
The eroding of the stomach walls by acid
 
 
Which bone are babies born without?
Knee Cap
Skull-top
Breastbone
Mandible
 
 
How would we name the disease of a heart muscle?
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioplexy
Arrhythmia
Endocarditis
 
Not a Doctor Quite Yet
Unfortunately, you didn't do so well. Nobody said you were a doctor, and there's no real reason for you to know the exact medical terms. However, when at the hospital or when talking about injuries and diseases, it helps to know the different terms, or you may not understand what is being discussed! Have a look at the answers to see where you went wrong and learn some additional facts about these medical terms.
 
An Intern
You know quite a bit! That's more than most people do, as we are used to talking in layman's terms and not the exact medical terms. However, knowing these things does a lot to help you understand medical advice, help and instruction. Good for you for knowing so much. Have a look at our answers to see where you did go wrong.
 
An Attending!
Wow, you really know your stuff! You have a great knowledge of medical terminology. We hope that doesn't mean you've spent a lot of time in hospitals! We hope, alternatively, that you have a great intellectual curiosity towards medicine or have worked in a related field. You did amazing, congratulations!
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