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Example Question #1 : Clinical Skills

The combining form "burs/o" means:

Possible Answers:

Bone

Cartilage

Joint

Bone marrow

Bursa

Correct answer:

Bursa

Explanation:

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

Example Question #1 : Clinical Skills

The prefix "macro-" means:

Possible Answers:

Many

Large

Moderate

Unequal

Small

Correct answer:

Large

Explanation:

The prefix "macro-" means "large."

Example Question #2 : Clinical Skills

The combining form "chondr/o" refers to:

Possible Answers:

Bursa

Cartilage

Bone

Bone Marrow

Nerves

Correct answer:

Cartilage

Explanation:

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

Example Question #1 : Clinical Skills

The combining form "therm/o" means:

Possible Answers:

Hot

Cold

Fever

Chest

Heat

Correct answer:

Heat

Explanation:

The combinging form "therm/o" means heat.

Example Question #11 : Cma

In describing location in the body, the term superior means:

Possible Answers:

Below

Toward the midline

Back side

Above

Belly side

Correct answer:

Above

Explanation:

In describing location in the body, the term superior means above another part or toward the head.

Example Question #1 : Anatomy, Physiology, And Pathophysiology

In describing location in the body, the term inferior means:

Possible Answers:

Toward the midline

Below

Back side

Away from the midline

Above

Correct answer:

Below

Explanation:

In describing location in the body, the term inferior means below another part or toward the feet.

Example Question #2 : Anatomical Positions, Directions, And Divisions

The sympathetic nervous system is a part of the:

Possible Answers:

Parasympathetic Nervous System

Somatic Nervous System

Autonomic Nervous System

Central Nervous System

None of the given answers is correct

Correct answer:

Autonomic Nervous System

Explanation:

The sympathetic nervous system is a part of the autonomic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system comprises the other part of the autonomic nervous system.

Example Question #1 : Anatomy, Physiology, And Pathophysiology

Activation of the sympathetic nervous system will cause which of the following to occur?

Possible Answers:

Increase in intraocular pressure

Dilation of the pupil

Constriction of the pupil

A rounding of the lens

A flattening of the lens

Correct answer:

Dilation of the pupil

Explanation:

Activation of the sympathetic nervous system will cause dilation of the pupil. Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system will cause constriction of the pupil.

Example Question #1 : Structure And Function Of Organs And Organ Systems

The intrinsic rate of the pacemaker cells in the AV node is:

Possible Answers:

slower than the rate in the SA node

the AV node does not contain pacemaker cells

equal to the rate in the SA node

varies (sometimes faster, sometimes slower than the rate in the SA node)

faster than the rate in the SA node

Correct answer:

slower than the rate in the SA node

Explanation:

The intrinsic rate of depolarization is slower among the pacemaker cells in the AV node compared to the rate in the SA node.

Example Question #1 : Anatomy, Physiology, And Pathophysiology

Which of the following can be described as an abnormal growth of spongy bone near the middle ear that can result in a stiffening of the stapes?

Possible Answers:

Tinnitus

Otosclerosis

Otitis media

Meniere's

Otitis externa

Correct answer:

Otosclerosis

Explanation:

Otosclerosis can be described as an abnormal growth of spongy bone near the middle ear that can result in a stiffening of the stapes.

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