CMA : Medical Terminology

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for CMA

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Medical Terminology

A condition of decreased red blood cells or insufficient quantities of hemoglobin in the blood:

Possible Answers:

lymphoma

anemia

leukemia

None of the given answers are correct

Thrombocytopenia

Correct answer:

anemia

Explanation:

Anemia is a condition of decreased red blood cells or decreased quantities of hemoglobin in the blood. Physical signs of anemia may include pale skin, weakness, and fatigue.

Example Question #2 : Clinical Skills

Which of the following is a combining form meaning "fallopian tube"?

Possible Answers:

Oophor/o

Men/o

Phim/o

Salping/o

Nat/o

Correct answer:

Salping/o

Explanation:

Salping/o is a combining form meaning "fallopian tube."

Example Question #3 : Clinical Skills

The combining form "burs/o" means:

Possible Answers:

Bone marrow

Cartilage

Bone

Joint

Bursa

Correct answer:

Bursa

Explanation:

The combining form "burs/o" means "bursa."

Example Question #4 : Clinical Skills

The prefix "macro-" means:

Possible Answers:

Many

Small

Moderate

Unequal

Large

Correct answer:

Large

Explanation:

The prefix "macro-" means "large."

Example Question #3 : Clinical Skills

The combining form "chondr/o" refers to:

Possible Answers:

Bone Marrow

Nerves

Bursa

Cartilage

Bone

Correct answer:

Cartilage

Explanation:

The combining form "chondr/o" refers to cartilage.

Example Question #6 : Clinical Skills

The combining form "therm/o" means:

Possible Answers:

Chest

Heat

Hot

Fever

Cold

Correct answer:

Heat

Explanation:

The combinging form "therm/o" means heat.

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