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  1. The Suffix -osis means

    A- Blood Condition
    B- Destruction
    C- Condition of 
    D- Drooping
    E- Inflammation
    C- Condition of
  2. blood returning from the ody to the heart enters the

    A- Left Atrium
    B- Right Atrium
    C- Left Ventricle
    D- Right Ventricle
    E- Aorta
    B- right atrium
  3. "Let the master answer" describes the legal doctrine

    A- Res ipsa loquitur
    B- respondeat superior 
    C- informed consent
    D- res judicata
    E- non suis juris
    B- Respondeat superior
  4. the communication proscess includes all of the following elements except

    A- Source
    B- Message
    C- Channel
    D- Receiver
    E- Jargon
    E- Jargon
  5. Which of the following combining forms means "eyelid"

    A- Cost/o
    B- or/o
    C- ocul/o
    D- blephar/o
    E- nas/o
    D- blephar/o
  6. the 12th cranial nerve is the 

    A- acoustic
    B- TRIGEMINAL
    C- OLFACTORY
    D- HYPOGLOSSAL
    E- FACIAL
    D- HYPOGLOSSAL
  7. A CONSENT FORM IS NOT REQUIRED IF THE PATIENT IF

    A- A MINOR
    B- ELDERLY
    C- INCOMPETENT
    D- UNCONSCIOUS AND CRITICALLY INJURED
    E- AN ATTORNEY
    D- UNCONSCIOUS AND CRITICALLY INJURED
  8. IN ABRAHAM MASLOW'S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS, THE NEED TO BE RESPECTED DESCRIBES THE

    A- PHYSIOLOGICAL NEED
    B- SAFETY NEED
    C- SOCIAL NEED
    D- SELF ESTEEM NEED
    E- SELF ACTUALIZATION NEED
    D- SELF ESTEEM NEED
  9. THE MOST COMMON CONNECTING VOWEL FOUND IN COMBINING FORMS IS 

    A- A
    B- E
    C- I 
    D- O 
    E- U
    D- O
  10. THE STRUCTURE THAT PREVENTS MATERIAL FROM ENTERING THE WINDPIPE IS THE 

    A- TRACHEA
    B- EPIGLOTTIS
    C- BRONCHUS
    D- ALVEOLUS
    E- PHARYNX
    B- EPIGLOTTIS
  11. IF THE PATIENT REFUSES CONSENT TO TREATMENT, THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT SHOULD

    A- COERCE THE PATIENT INTO CONSENTING

    B- EXPLAIN TO THE PATIENT THAT REFUSING TO CONSENT WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CARE

    C- DELAY TREATMENT AND CONSULT THE PHYSICIAN

    D- FORCE TREATMENT ON THE PATIENT FOR HIS/HER OWN GOOD

    E- DISMISS THE PATIENT AND SCHEDULE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT
    C- DELAY THE TREATMENT AND CONSULT THE PHYSICIAN
  12. EXHIBITING IMMATURE BEHAVIOR AS A RESULT OF STRESS OR ANXIETY DECRIBES

    A- REGRESSION
    B- DENIAL
    C- SUBLIMATION
    D- REPRESSION
    E- NONE OF THE ABOVE
    A- REGRESSION
  13. THE TERM TACHYCARDIA IS SYNONYMOUS WITH 

    A- FAST HEART RATE
    B- SLOW HEART RATE
    C- NORMAL HEART RATE
    D- IRREGULAR HEART RATE
    E- SLUGGISH HEART RATE
    A- FAST HEART RATE 
  14. THE WRISTBONES ARE COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS

    A- METATARSALS
    B- TARSALS
    C- MATACARPALS
    D- CARPALS
    E- DIGITALS
    D- CARPALS
  15. FAILING TO ACT WHEN ONE HAS THE DUTY TO ACT DESCRIBES THE TORT

    A- NONFEASANCE
    B- MISFEASANCE
    C- MALFEASANCE
    D- NEGLIGENCE
    E- MALPRACTICE
    A- NONFEASANCE
  16. AN UNCONSCIOUS DEFENSE MECHANISM CHARACTERIZED BY BEHAVIOR THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF ONE'S TRUE FEELINGS DESCRIBES

    A- INTROJECTION
    B- DISSOCIATION
    C- RATIONALIZATION
    D- PROJECTION
    E- REACTION FORMATION (COMPENSATION)
    E- REACTION FORMATION (COMPENSATION)
  17. BALANITIS REFERS TO WHICH BODY SYSTEM

    A- NERVOUS SYSTEM
    B- REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
    C- DISGESTIVE SYSTEM
    D- CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
    E- RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
    B- REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
  18. THE TUBE EXTENDING FROM THE KIDNEY TO THE BLADDER IS THE 

    A- URETER
    B- URETHRA 
    C- EPIDIDYMIS
    D- SEMINAL VESICLE
    E- VAS DEFERENS
    A- URETER
  19. DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER EMPLOYING THE WRITTEN WORD DESCRIBES

    A- INVASION OF PRIVACY
    B- LIBEL
    C- SLANDER
    D- EMBEZZLEMENT
    E- FRAUD
    B- LIBEL
  20. ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS IS CREDITED WITH ESTABLISHING THE 

    A- ELEMENTS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS PROCESS

    B- STEPS IN DEALING WITH THE EMOTIONALLY DISTRESSED PATIENT

    C- FIVE STAGES OF DYING

    D- PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES OF NURSING PRACTICES AND PATIENT CARE

    E- DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNCONSCIOUS DEFENSE MECHANISMS 
    C- FIVE STAGES OF DYING
  21. HEMATOPOIESIS MEANS

    A- BLOOD CONDITION
    B- HEMORRHAGE
    C- BLOOD FORMATION
    D- BLOODY DISCHARGE
    E- CANCER OF THE BLOOD
    C- BLOOD FORMATION
  22. THE AQUEOUS HUMOR IS SITUATED ____ TO THE LENS

    A- LATERAL
    B- DISTAL
    C- MEDIAL
    D- ANTERIOR
    E- POSTERIOR
    D- ANTERIOR
  23. NEGLIGENCE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS EXCEPT 

    A- INCONVENIENCE
    B- DUTY
    C- CAUSATION
    D- DAMAGE
    E- BREACH OF DUTY
    A- INCONVENIENCE
  24. A PATIENT EXPRESSES FEAR ABOUT DYING; THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT SHOULD

    A- ASK THE PATIENT TO DISCUSS SOMETHING MORE CHEERFUL

    B- INDICATE THAT FEARING DEATH IS FUTILE

    C- DESCRIBE IN DETAIL THE STAGES OF DYING

    D- ATTEMPT TO BE ATTENTIVE AND UNDERSTANDING

    E- CONSULT THE PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY FOR FOLLOW-UP
    D- ATTEMPT TO BE ATTENTIVE AND UNDERSTANDING
  25. ANOREXIA IS SYNONYMOUS WITH

    A- LACK OF APPETITE
    B- LACK OF NUTRITION
    C- CONDITION OF THE ANUS
    D- CONDITION OF THE RECTUM
    E- NONE OF THE ABOVE
    A- LACK OF APPETITE
  26. THE OUTERMOST LAYER OF THE SKIN IS THE 

    A- DERMIS
    B- EPIDERMIS
    C- SUBCUTANEOUS
    D- CUTANEOUS
    E- INTRADERMAL
    B- EPIDERMIS
  27. DEFENSES AGAINST NEGLIGENCE INCLUDE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING?

    A- TOLLING OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
    B- CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
    C- COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE
    D- ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
  28. IN SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS

    A- ELDERLY PATIENTS TAKE PRIORITY

    B- CHILDREN SHOULD BE SCHEDULED FOR THE SAME TIME FRAME EACH DAY

    C- EMERGENCIES TAKE PRIORITY

    D- NO APPOINTMENT SHOULD EXCEED 45MIN

    E- OVERBOOKING IS THE PREFERRED MANNER OF INCREASING CLINIC REVENUE
    C- EMERGENCIES TAKE PRIORITY
  29. THE PLURAL FORM OF IRIS IS

    A- IRISAE
    B- IRIS'S
    C- IRIDES
    D- IRISA
    E- IRISUS
    C- IRIDES
  30. THE OPPOSITE OF DISTAL IS 

    A- CAUDAL
    B- PROXIMAL
    C- LATERAL
    D- MEDIAL
    E- DORSAL
    B- PROXIMAL
  31. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE TORTS EXCEPT

    A- ASSAULT
    B- BREACH OF CONTRACT
    C- ABANDONMENT
    D- INVASION OF PRIVACY
    E- DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER
    B- BREACH OF CONTRACT
  32. THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT NOTICES A BLIND PATIENT ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE THE EXIT, HE SHOULD

    A- ASK, "MAY I BE OF ASSISTANCE"

    B- TAKE THE PATIENT BY THE ARM AND DIRECT HER TO THE EXIT

    C- YELL OUT CORRECTIVE DIRECTIONS AS SHE PROCEEDS TO THE EXIT

    D- IGNORE HER, SHE'LL MANAGE

    E- ASK A WAITING PATIENT TO ASSIST THE BLIND PATIENT
    A- ASK, "MAY I BE OF ASSISTANCE"
  33. OOPHORECTOMY IS RELATED TO WHAT BODY SYSTEM

    A- FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
    B- FEMALE URINARY SYSTEM
    C- MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
    D- MALE URINARY SYSTEM
    E- HEMOPOIETIC SYSTEM
    A- FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
  34. THE PANCREAS IS PART OF WHICH BODY SYSTEM

    A- CIRCULATORY 
    B- INTEGUMENTARY
    C- DISGESTIVE
    D- REPRODUCTIVE
    E- NERVOUS
    C- DISGESTIVE
  35. AN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACT CONTAINS WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS?

    A- OFFER
    B- ACCEPTANCE
    C- CONSIDERATION
    D- CONTRACTUAL CAPACITY
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
  36. A CALL IS RINGING OF ANOTHER LINE, THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT SHOULD

    A- YELL TO THE BACK OFFICE FOR SOMEONE TO ANSWER THE PHONE

    B- PUT THE FIRST CALLER ON HOLD, ANSWER THE RINGING LINE AND SAY, "PLEASE HOLD", THEN RETURN TO THE FIRST CALLER

    C- ALLOW THE LINE TO RING UNTIL THE FIRST CALL IS COMPLETED

    D- ASK THE FIRST CALLER IS SHE CAN HOLD. IF YES, ANSWER THE SECOND LINE, ASK HIM IF HE CAN HOLD. IF YES, RETURN TO THE FIRST CALLER.

    E- ASK THE FIRST CALLER TO CALL BACK, THEN ANSWER THE SECOND CALLER
    D- ASK THE FIRST CALLER IS SHE CAN HOLD. IF YES, ANSWER THE SECOND LINE, ASK HIM IF HE CAN HOLD. IF YES, RETURN TO THE FIRST CALLER.
  37. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS SPELLED CORRECTLY?

    A- OPTHALMOLOGY
    B- OPHTHAMOLOGY
    C- OPTHAMOLOGY
    D- OPHTHALMOLOGY
    E- NONE OF THE ABOVE
    D- OPHTHALMOLOGY
  38. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANELLES DIRECTS CELL ACTIVITY?

    A- NUCLEUS
    B- RIBOSOME
    C- MITOCHONDRIA 
    D- ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM
    E- GOLGI BODY
    A- NUCLEUS
  39. A STATE ACCEPTING A MEDICAL LICENSE GRANTED BY ANOTHER STATE DESCRIBES LICENSURE BY

    A- RECIPROCITY
    B- ENDORSEMENT
    C- EXAMINATION
    D- EXCERCISE OF GRANDFATHER CLAUSE
    E- NONE OF THE ABOVE
    A- RECIPROCITY
  40. IN GREETING A PATIENT, THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT SHOULD SAY.

    A- HELLO, PLEASE HAVE A SEAT
    B- GOOD MORNING, HOW MANY I HELP YOU
    C- DO YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT
    D- YOUR NAME PLEASE
    E- ARE YOU THE 10AM APPOINTMENT
    B- GOOD MORNING, HOW MAY I HELP YOU
  41. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING PREFIXES MEANS YELLOW ?

    A- CHLOR
    B- ICTER
    C- MELAN
    D- XANTH
    ICTER & XANTH
  42. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN ACCESSORY ORGAN OF THE DISGESTIVE SYSTEM

    A- GALLBLADDER
    B- ESOPHAGUS
    C- LIVER
    D- STOMACH
    GALLBLADDER & LIVER
  43. THE PHYSICIAN IS LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO REPORT WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES

    A- BIRTHS
    B- DEATHS
    C- COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
    D- TUBERCULOSIS
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  44. ADOPTING THE PATIENT ROLE MAY INTERFERE WITH ONE OR MORE NEED LEVELS BECAUSE

    A- THE PATIENT MAY LOSE SOME AUTONOMY

    B- THE PATIENT IS CONFRONTED WITH A CONFUSING NRE LANGUAGE AND FEELS INSECURE

    C- THE PATIENT MAY LOSE SOME PRIVACY

    D- THE PATIENT MAY BE EXPERIENCING LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE ILLNESS OR INJURY
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  45. UTERUS IS THE DEFINITION FOR

    A- COLP/O
    B- VAGIN/O
    C- VULV/O
    D- HYSTER/O
    HYSTER/O
  46. INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS ARE COMMONLY ADMINISTERED IN THE 

    A- DELTOID
    B-GLUTEUS MEDIUS
    C- VASTUS LATERALIS
    D- TRICEPS
    • DELTOID
    • GLUTEUS MEDIUS
    • VASTUS LATERALIS
  47. RES IPSA LOQUITUR IS KNOWN AS THE 

    A- RESPECTABLE MINORITY RULE
    B- BEST MEDICAL JUDGMENT RULE
    C- CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP DOCTRINE
    D- CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE DOCTRINE
    CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE DOCTRINE
  48. WHEN TAKING MESSAGES OVER THE PHONE, THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT SHOULD INCLUDE

    A- THE NAME OF THE CALLER
    B- THE TIME OF THE CALL
    C- THE SUBJECT OF THE CALL
    D- THE NAME OF THE PERSON TAKING THE MESSAGE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  49. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS ARE SPELLED CORRECTLY

    A- NOSINCOMIAL
    B- CONJUNCTIVITIS
    C- STERNOCLEIDAMASTOID
    D- HERNIORRHAPHY
    CONJUNCTIVITIS & HERNIORRHAPHY
  50. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURES ARE COMMON TO BOTH THE DISGESTIVE AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

    A- TRACHEA
    B- ESOPHAGUS
    C- ALVEOLI
    D- PHARYNX
    PHARYNX
  51. AN ABNORMAL DECREASE IN THE SIZE OF A MUSCLE IS 

    A- MYOPATHY
    B- ATROPHY
    C- DYSTROPHY
    D- HYPERTROPHY
    E- MYOTROPHY
    ATROPHY
  52. THE CELL FROM WHICH A MUSCLE DEVELOPS IS CALLED A(N)

    A- MYELOBLAST
    B- OSTEOBLAST
    C- MYOBLAST
    D- MYOCLAST
    E- ERYTHROBLAST
    MYOBLAST
  53. THE ABBREVIATION FOR THE RIGHT EAR IS

    A- AD
    B- AS
    C- AU
    D- OD
    E- OS
    AD
  54. AN OTOSCOPE IS USED TO 

    A- INSPECT THE NASAL CAVITY
    B- INSPECT THE EXTERIOR EAR CANAL
    C- MEASURE EYEBALL PRESSURE
    D- INSPECT THE ORAL CAVITY
    E- MEASURE OXYGEN LEVELS
    INSPECT THE EXTERIOR EAR CANAL
  55. THIS REPROCEDURE IS USED TO PUNCTURE THE CHEST AND REMOVE FLUID

    A- SPIROMETRY
    B- BRONCHOSCOPY
    C- INTUBATION
    D- THORACENTESIS
    E- TRACHEOSTOMY
    THORACENTESIS
  56. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING LABORATORY TEST WOULD BE ABNORMAL FOR A PATIENT WITH ANEMIA

    A- DIFFERENTIAL
    B- HEMATOCRIT AND HEMOGLOBIN
    C- BLOOD GLUCOSE
    D- TOTAL CHOLESTEROL
    E- WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT
    HEMATOCRIT AND HEMOGLOBIN
  57. HYPERPARATHYROIDISM MAY BE TREATED BY WHICH MEDICAL SPECIALIST

    A- CARDIOLOGIST
    B- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
    C- ENDOCRINOLOGIST
    D- HEMATOLOGIST
    E- OBSTETRICIAN
    ENDOCRINOLOGIST
  58. AN ABNORMAL INCREASE IN TOTAL NUMBER OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS IS CALLED

    A- ANEMIA
    B- LEUKOPENIA
    C- LEUKOSIS
    D- LEUKOCYTOSIS
    E- POLYCYTHEMIA
    LEUKOCYTOSIS
  59. THE TERM FOR EXTREMELY RAPID BREATHING IS 

    A- HYPERPNEA
    B- HYPOPNEA
    C- DYSPNEA
    D- APNEA
    E- HYPERTENTION
    HYPERPNEA
  60. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SUFFIXES REFERS TO PAIN 

    A- PHAGIA
    B- DESIS
    C- PNEA
    D- ALGIA
    E- LYSIS
    ALGIA
  61. A SUFFIX USED TO DENOTE A SURGICAL REPAIR IS

    A- PEXY
    B- DESIS
    C- PLASTY
    D- LYSIS
    E- CENTESIS
    PLASTY
  62. A MAMMOGRAM IS A RADIOGRAPH OF THE 

    A- CHEST
    B- BLADDER
    C- BREAST
    D- LYMPH NODES
    E- AXILLA
    BREAST
  63. THE TERM ALOPECIA IS SYNONYMOUS WITH

    A- EXCESSIVE HAIR GROWTH
    B- ITCHING
    C- MYOPIA
    D- BALDNESS
    E- A WHITISH PIGMENTATION OF THE SKIN
    BALDNESS
  64. ANOTHER TERM FOR CHEWING IS 

    A- MASTICATION
    B- OBSTIPATION
    C- DEGLUTITION
    D- PERISTALSIS
    E- REGURGITATION
    MASTICATION
  65. A NEVUS IN THE ANTECUBITAL AREA IS A 

    A- MASS ON THE SHOULDER
    B- POLYP ON THE LOWER BACK
    C- WART ON THE ANKLE
    D- SCAR ON THE KNEE
    E- MOLE OF THE INSIDE OF THE ELBOW
    MOLE OF THE INSIDE OF THE ELBOW
  66. AN INFLAMMATION OF A JOINT IS CALLED

    A- ARTHRODESIS
    B- ARTHRODYNIA
    C- ARTHROCLASIS
    D- ARTHRITIS
    E- ARTHROCENTESIS
    ARTHRITIS
  67. FAT IS THE MAIN COMPONENT OF 

    A- THE EPIDERMIS
    B- ADIPOSE TISSUE
    C- MUSCLE TISSUE
    D- TENDONS
    E- LYMPHATIC TISSUE
    ADIPOSE TISSUE 
  68. THE STUDY OF THE CAUSE OF DISEASE IS REFERRED TO AS 

    A- BIOLOGY
    B- EPIDEMIOLOGY
    C- PATHOLOGY
    D- ETIOLOGY
    E- PHYSIOLOGY
    PATHOLOGY
  69. THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE OLFACTORY NERVE IS 

    A- TOUCHING
    B- TASTING
    C- SMELLING
    D- SEEING-
    E- HEARING
    SMELLING
  70. AN OOPHORECTOMY IS A SURGICAL PROCEDURE PERFORMED ON THE 

    A- UTERUS
    B- OVARIES
    C- KNEE
    D- VAGINA
    E- EAR
    OVARIES
  71. THE MEDICAL SPECIALTY THAT IS INVOLVED WITH DISEASES AND TREATMENT OF THE MALE AND FEMALE URINARY SYSTEMS IS 

    A- NEPHROLOGY
    B- ONCOLOGY
    C- UROLOGY
    D- PROCTOLOGY
    E- GYNECOLOGY
    UROLOGY
  72. THIS DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE ALLOWS FOR VISUALIZATION OF THE URINARY BLADDER

    A- URETHRAL DILATION
    B- INTRAVENOUS PYELOGRAM (IVP)
    C- CYSTOGRAPHY
    D- CYSTOSCOPY
    E- TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE (TURP)
    CYSTOSCOPY
  73. THE CORRECT MEDICAL TERM FOR HIVES IS 

    A- URTICARIA
    B- VERRUCA
    C- A NEVUS
    D- SHINGLES
    E- ALOPECIA
    URTICARIA
  74. THE MEMBRANE THAT SURROUNDS THE HEART IS THE 

    A- ENDOCARDIUM
    B- ENDOMETRIUM
    C- PERICARDIUM
    D- PERINEUM
    E- MYOCARDIUM
    PERICARDIUM
  75. A MUCOUS MEMBRANE

    A- LINES CLOSED CAVITIES OF THE BODY
    B- COVERS THE LUNGS
    C- LINES THE ADBOMINAL CAVITY
    D- LINES BODY CAVITIES THAT OPEN TO THE OUTSIDE
    E- SURROUNDS THE HEART
    LINES BODY CAVITIES THAT OPEN TO THE OUTSIDE
  76. THE VENTRAL REGION OF THE BODY IS DESCRIBED AS 

    A- SUPERIOR
    B- LATERAL
    C- MEDIAL
    D- ANTERIOR
    E- POSTERIOR
    ANTERIOR
  77. THE BODY CAVITY THAT CONTAINS THE INTESTINES IS THE 

    A- THORACIC
    B- SPINAL
    C- ADBOMINAL
    D- PLEURAL
    E- PERITONEAL
    ADBOMINAL
  78. MOVEMENT OF A BODY PART TOWARD THE MIDLINE OF THE BODY IS 

    A- SUPINATION
    B- PRONATION
    C- ADDUCTION
    D- ABDUCTION
    E- ROTATION
    ADDUCTION
  79. THE PLANE THAT DIVIDES THE BODY INTO FRONT AND BACK HALVES IS 

    A- FRONTAL
    B- HORIZONTAL
    C- MEDIAN
    D- OBLIQUE
    E- TRANSVERSE
    FRONTAL
  80. REYE'S SYNDROME

    A- CAN FOLLOW A VIRAL ILLNESS IN CHILDREN
    B- IS CAUSED BY HIGH FEVER
    C- IS A SYNDROME OF ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)
    D- CAUSES MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
    E- IS THE COMMON COLD
    CAN FOLLOW A VIRAL ILLNESS IN CHILDREN
  81. THE VERTEBRAE LOCATED IN THE LOWER BACK ARE THE 

    A- CERVICAL
    B- THORACIC
    C- LUMBAR
    D- SACRAL
    E- COCCYX
    LUMBAR
  82. THIS ACUTE INFECTIOUS SKIN DISEASE IS CAUSED BY STAPHYLOCOCCI

    A- IMPETIGO
    B- PSORIASIS
    C- ATHLETES FOOT
    D- MELANOMA
    E- ECZEMA
    IMPETIGO
  83. THE BONE LOCATED IN THE POSTERIOR OF THE SKULL IS THE 

    A- FRONTAL
    B- ETHMOID
    C- TEMPORAL
    D- OCCPITAL
    E- MANDIBLE
    OCCIPITAL
  84. THE TYPE OF BONE FRACTURE IN WHICH THE BONE IS BENT AND PARTIALLY BROKEN IS A 

    A- SIMPLE FRACTURE
    B- COMPOUND FRACTURE
    C- GREENSTICK FRACTURE
    D- COMMINUTED FRACTURE
    E- COMPLETE FRACTURE
    GREENSTICK FRACTURE
  85. THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM IS COMPOSED OF HOW MANY PAIRS OF SPINAL NERVES

    A- 2
    B- 5
    C- 12
    D- 20
    E- 31
    31
  86. THE PONS AND MEDULLA MAKE UP THE 

    A-BRAINSTEM
    B- CEREBELLUM
    C- CEREBRUM
    D- THALAMUS
    E- RIGHT HEMISPHERE
    BRAINSTEM
  87. THE FAILURE OF BONE MARROE TO PRODUCE RED BLOOD CELLS RESULTS IN WHICH TYPE OF ANEMIA

    A- APLASTIC
    B- HEMOLYTIC
    C- PERNICIOUS
    D- MICROCYTIC
    E- LEUKEMIA
    APLASTIC
  88. PROTRUSION OF A PART OF THE STOMACH THROUGH THE ESOPHAGEAL OPENING IN THE DIAPHRAGM IS A(N)

    A- ESOPHAGEAL ANEURYSM
    B- ESOPHAGEAL VARICES
    C- HIATAL HERNIA
    D- PYLORIC STENOSIS
    E- GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)
    HIATAL HERNIA
  89. ANOTHER NAME FOR THE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE IS THE 

    A- OSSICLE
    B- COCHLEA
    C- AURICLE
    D- EARDRUM
    E- ORGAN OF CORTI
    EARDRUM
  90. THE LARGEST ATERY IN THE BODY IS THE 

    A- BRACHIAL ARTERY
    B- TEMPORAL ARTERY
    C- RADIAL ARTERY
    D- AORTA
    E- FEMORAL ARTERY
    AORTA
  91. THE SINOATRIAL MODE

    A- STIMULATES THE DIAPHRAGM
    B- IS THE SAME AS THE ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE
    C- IS THE PACEMAKER OF THE HEART
    D- DIVIDES THE HEART INTO RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES
    E- REGULATES BLOOD FLOW TO THE BRAIN
    IS THE PACEMAKER OF THE HEART
  92. AN X-RAY TAKEN TO CONFIRM A FRACTURE OF THE DISTAL FORARM WOULD INCLUDE THE 

    A- TIBIA AND FIBULA
    B- RADIUS AND ULNA
    C- FEMUR AND TROCHANTER
    D- CALCANEUS AND MALLEOLUS
    E- HUMERUS AND SCAPULA
    RADIUS AND ULNA
  93. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATES AN INVOLUNTARY MUSCLE ACTION

    A- HEARTBEAT
    B- BREATHING
    C- PERISTALSIS
    D- PUPIL DILATION
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  94. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANS IS LOCATED IN THE RIGHT UPPER QUADRANT

    A- LIVER
    B- RIGHT OVARY
    C- APPENDIX
    D- UTERUS
    E- STOMACH
    LIVER
  95. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING NERVES STIMULATES THE DIAPHRAGM

    A- TROCHLEAR
    B- ACCESSORY
    C- SCIATIC
    D- PHRENIC
    E- VAGUS
    PHRENIC
  96. AN ABNORMAL LATERAL CURVATURE OF THE SPINE IS KNOWN AS 

    A- SPONDYLOSIS
    B- KYPHSIS
    C- SCOLIOSIS
    D- ANKYLOSIS
    E- LORDOSIS
    SCOLIOSIS
  97. THE ALPHA CELLS IN THE PANCREA ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 

    A- INSULIN
    B- GLUCAGON
    C- HYDROCHLORIC ACID (HCI)
    D- PEPSIN
    E- GASTRIN
    GLUCAGON
  98. THE SURGICAL REMOVAL OF THE GALLBLADDER IS A 

    A- CHOLECTOMY
    B- COLOSTOMY
    C- CHOLECYSTECTOMY
    D- LAPAROSCOPY
    E- GASTRECTOMY
    CHOLECYSTECTOMY
  99. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CRANIAL NERVES IS INVOLVED IN BLINDNESS?

    A- ABDUCENS
    B- OCULOMOTOR
    C- TRIGEMINAL
    D- OLFACTORY
    E- OPTIC
    OPTIC
  100. THE NUMBER OF PERMANENT TEETH IS 

    A- 20
    B- 24
    C- 28
    D- 32
    E- 36
    32
  101. LEGALLY A PHYSICIAN

    A- MAY NOT REFUSE TREATMENT IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION

    B- MAY REFUSE TO PROVIDE A FOLLOW UP CARE AFTER INITIAL TREATMENT

    C- MUST PROVIDE A DIAGNOSIS TO A PATIENTS EMPLOYER IF REQUESTED

    D- MUST PROVIDE A MEDICAL HISTORY TO THE PATIENTS INSURANCE COMPANY IF THE INSURANCE COMPANY REQUESTS IT 

    E- MAY REFUSE TO ACCEPT A PATIENT IF HE OR SHE CHOOSES
    MAY REFUSE TO ACCEPT A PATIENT IF HE OR SHE CHOOSES
  102. AN ITINERARY

    A- IS A YEARLY SCHEDULE
    B- IS A TRAVEL GUIDE
    C- CONTAINS TICKETS
    D- IS A DETAILED OUTLINE OF A TRIP
    E- MAKES TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
    IS A DETAILED OUTLINE OF A TRIP
  103. PROFESSIONALISM MAY BE BEST BE DISPLAYED BY 

    A- KEEPING EMOTIONS  TO ONES SELF
    B- STAYING CALM WHEN DEALING WITH ANGRY PATIENTS
    C- SHOWING NO CONSIDERATON FOR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TEAM
    D- REFERRING ALL PROBLEMS TO THE PHYSICIAN
    E-  ARRIVING LATE OR LEAVING EARLY
    STAYING CALM WHEN DEALING WITH ANGRY PATIENTS
  104. THE ABILITY TO IMAGINE TAKING THE PLACE OF THE PATIENT AND ACCEPTING THE PATIENTS BEHAVIOR IS 

    A- OBJECTIVITY
    B- EMPATHY
    C- SYMPATHY
    D- INDUSTRY
    E- SUBJECTIVITY
    EMPATHY
  105. THE PATIENTS MEDICAL RECORD BELONGS TO 

    A- THE PATIENTS SPOUSE
    B- THE PHYSICIAN
    C- THE PATIENT
    D- THE PATIENTS ATTORNEY
    E- THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD
    THE PHYSICIAN
  106. A BREAST MASS IS FOUND IN A WOMAN WHOSE MOTHER AND SISTER HAVE DIED FROM BREAST CANCER. SHE CANCELS HER NEXT THREE FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS, WHICH DEFENSE MECHANISM IS SHE USING?

    A- DENIAL
    B- ANXIETY
    C- ACCEPTANCE
    D- ISOLATION
    E- SUPPRESSION
    DENIAL
  107. PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES ARE DUE TO 

    A- AGE
    B- EXPERIENCE
    C- HEREDITY
    D- ENVIRONMENT
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  108. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A CHARACTERISTIC DESIRABLE IN A MEDICAL ASSISTANT

    A- APPRECIATION
    B- IMPATIENCE
    C- FLEXIBILITY
    D- FRIENDLINESS
    E- CONCERN
    IMPATIENCE
  109. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOW AN EXAMPLE OF STERO TYPING

    A- SIMILAR PEOPLE HAVE SIMILAR NEEDS
    B- ELDERLY PATIENTS HAVE HEARING DEFICITS
    C- MEDICAID PATIENTS ARE LAZY
    D- EDUCATED PATIENTS HAVE NO FEAR OF ILLNESS
    E- YOUNG CHILDREN REACT DIFFERENTLY TO STRESSFUL SITUATIONS
    YOUNG CHILDREN REACT DIFFERENTLY TO STRESSFUL SITUATIONS
  110. TO RELEASE MEDICAL INFORMATION

    A- THE PHYSICIAN MUST SIGN A WAIVER
    B- THE INSURANCE COMPANY MUST TAKE THE REQUEST IN WRITING
    C- THE PATIENT MUST SIGN A RELEASE FORM
    D- A CERITIFIED RECORED TECHNICIAN MUST BE EMPLOYED BY THE OFFICE
    E- THE PATIENT MUST DELIVER THE RECORDS IN PERSON TO THE REQUESTER
    THE PATIENT MUST SIGN A RELEASE FORM 
  111. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

    A- OTITIS MEDIA
    B- STREP THROAT
    C- INFLUENZA
    D- VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION
    E- HIV
    HIV
  112. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF OBJECTIVE DATA

    A- FAMILY HISTORY
    B- VITAL SIGNS
    C- PAST SURGICAL HISTORY
    D- LAST MENSTRUAL PERIOD (LMP)
    E- INSURANCE INFORMATION
    VITAL SIGNS
  113. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE CALLS SHOULD BE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY TO PHYSICIAN

    A- ANOTHER PHYSICIAN
    B- AN ANGRY PATIENT
    C- A PATIENTS FAMILY MEMBER
    D- A SALESPERSON
    E- AN INSURANCE COMPANY
    ANOTHER PHYSICIAN
  114. IN MASLOWS HIERARCHY OF NEEDS, THE NEED TO BE LOVED AND FREE FROM LONELINESS IS A 

    A- PHYSIOLOGIC NEED
    B- SAFETY NEED
    C- SOCIAL NEED
    D- SELF ESTEEM NEED
    E- SELF ACTUALIZATION NEED
    SOCIAL NEED
  115. IF A PATIENT REFUSES TO CONSENT TO TREATMENT, THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT SHOULD

    A- SCHEDULE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT
    B- FORCE TREATMENT TO THE PATIENT
    C- FOR THE PATIENT TO CONSENT
    D- DELAY TREATMENT & INFORM PHYSICIAN
    E- TERMINATE THE PATIENT
    DELAY TREATMENT & INFORM PHYSICIAN
  116. AN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACT CONTAINS

    A- AN OFFER
    B- AN ACCEPTANCE
    C- A CONSIDERATION
    D- A CAPACITY
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  117. THE OPPOSITE OF ANTERIOR IS 

    A- DISTAL
    B- MEDIAL
    C- PROXIMAL
    D- POSTERIOR
    E- LATERAL
    POSTERIOR
  118. INFORMED CONSENT INCLUDES WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS

    A- BENEFITS AND RISKS OF THE TREATMENT
    B- PURPOSE OF TREATMENT
    C- NATURE OF THE PATIENTS CONDITION
    D- ASSESSMENT OF THE PATIENTS UNDERSTANDING OF THE TREATMENT
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  119. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE REASONS FOR REVOKING A PHYSICIANS LICENSE EXCEPT

    A- MENTAL INCAPACITY
    B- PHYSICAL INCAPACITY
    C- CONVICTION OF A CRIME
    D- UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
    E- PROVIDING ATYPICAL CARE
    PROVIDING ATYPICAL CARE
  120. THE CONTROL CENTER OF A CELL IS 

    A- DNA
    B- ORGANELLES
    C- NUCLEUS
    D- RIBOSOMES
    E- CELL MEMBRANE
    NUCLEUS
  121. SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE

    A- IS FOUND UNDER THE SKIN
    B- CONTAINS FAT
    C- IS AN INJECTION SITE
    D- CONNECTS THE DERMIS TO THE MUSCLE SURFACE
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  122. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A BONE OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY

    A- FEMUR
    B- HUMERUS
    C- TIBIA
    D- FIBULA
    E- METATARSALS
    HUMERUS
  123. THE MUSCLE IN THE UPPER EXTREMITY THAT IS USED AS AN INJECTION SITE IS THE 

    A- DELTOID
    B- BICEPS BRACHII
    C- TRICEPS BRACHII
    D- TRAPEZIUS
    E- GLUTEUS MEDIUS
    DELTOID
  124. THE PACEMAKER OF THE HEART IS THE 

    A- SEPTUM
    B- SINOATRAIL NODE
    C- ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE
    D- LEFT ATRIUM
    E- MITRAL VALVE
    SINOATRAIL NODE
  125. GAS EXCHANGE IN THE LUNGS TAKES PLACE IN THE 

    A- PHARYNX
    B- BRONCHI
    C- TRACHEA
    D- BRONCHIOLE
    E- ALVEOLI
    ALVEOLI
  126. THE LIVER

    A- MAKES BILE
    B- DETOXIFIES HARMFUL SUBSTANCES
    C- PRODUCES HEPARIN
    D- STORES GLYCOGEN
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  127. THE FERTILIZED OVUM IMPLANTS INTO THE 

    A- CERVIX
    B- ENFOMETRIUM
    C- MYOMETRIUM
    D- EPIMETRIUM
    E- OVIDUCTS
    ENDOMETRIUM
  128. IN THE MALE, TESTOSTERONE IS PRODUCED IN THE

    A- OVARIES
    B- TESTES
    C- EPIDIDYMIS
    D- SEMINAL VESICLES
    E- PROSTATE GLAND
    TESTES
  129. THE LARGEST PORTION OF THE BRAIN IS THE 

    A- CEREBRUM
    B- CEREBELLUM
    C- MEDULLA OBLONGATA
    D- BRAINSTEM
    E- HYPOTHALAMUS
    CEREBRUM
  130. THERE ARE ____ PAIRS OF SPINAL NERVES

    A- 100
    B- 10
    C- 12
    D- 25
    E- 31
    31
  131. GUSTATORY RECEPTORS ARE LOCATED IN THE 

    A- MOUTH
    B- NOSE
    C- EYE
    D- EAR
    E - SKIN
    MOUTH
  132. INSULIN

    A- IS PRODUCED BY THE LIVER
    B- CONTROLS METABOLISM
    C- INCREASES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
    D- DECREASES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
    E- CONTROLS BLOOD CALCIUM LEVELS
    DECREASES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
  133. A DECREASE IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS IS CALLED

    A- LEUKOCYTE
    B- LEUKODERMA
    C- LEUKOCYTOSIS
    D- ANEMIA
    E- LEUKOPENIA
    LEUKOPENIA
  134. THE ABBREVIATION MEANING IMMEDIATELY IS

    A- PRN
    B- STAT
    C- QOD
    D- AD LIB
    E- DC
    STAT
  135. THE PHYSICIAN IS LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO REPORT

    A- DEATHS
    B- BIRTHS
    C- COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
    D- ABUSE
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  136. THE PREFIX BRADY- DENOTES

    A- SLOW
    B- FAST
    C- HARD
    D- SOFT
    E- DIFFICULT
    SLOW
  137. THE OPPOSITE OF SUPERFICIAL IS

    A- VENTRAL
    B- PROXIMAL
    C- DEEP
    D- DISTAL
    E- DORSAL
    DEEP
  138. AN AUTHORIZATION IS ADVANCE TO WITHDRAW ARTIFICIAL LIFE SUPPORT IS

    A- ASSAULT
    B- BATTERY
    C- AN ADVANCED DIRECTIVE
    D- UNIFORM ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT
    E- GOOD SAMARITAN ACT
    AN ADVANCED DIRECTIVE
  139. UNCONSCIOUSLY AVOIDING THE REALITY OF AN UNPLEASANT EVENT IS 

    A- REGRESSION
    B- DENIAL
    C- REPRESSION
    D- SUPPRESSION
    E- RATIONALIZATION
    DENIAL
  140. "TELL ME MORE ABOUT IT" IS AN EXAMPLE OF

    A- AN OPEN ENDED STATEMENT
    B- A CLOSED STATEMENT
    C- CLARIFICATION
    D- FEEDBACK
    E- REFLECTION
    AN OPEN ENDED STATEMENT
  141. THE STUDY OF THE CAUSE OF DISEASE IS 

    A-EPIDEMIOLOGY
    B- PATHOLOGY
    C- ETIOLOGY
    D- SYMPTOMOLOGY
    E- RISK MANAGEMENT
    ETIOLOGY
  142. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION MAY BE CONVEYED BY 

    A- TOUCH
    B- EYE CONTACT
    C- BODY POSITION
    D- SILENCE
    E- ALL OF THE ABOVE
    ALL OF THE ABOVE
  143. BULIMIA IS 

    A- A MASS OF FOOD
    B- AN EATING DISORDER
    C- LOST OF APPETITE
    D- A BLOOD CONDITION
    E- AN ARRHYTHMIA
    AN EATING DISORDER
  144. A CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENT CAN ALBE BE CALLED A(N)

    A- ARRHYTHMIA
    B- HEART ATTACK
    C- ANEURYSM
    D- STROKE
    E- THROMBUS
    STROKE
  145. RUBEOLA IS

    A- HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS I
    B- SCARLET FEVER
    C- WHOOPING COUGH
    D- MEASLES
    E- CHICKEN POX
    MEASLES
  146. A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE CAUSED BY A PROTOZOAL INFESTATION IS 

    A- HERPES
    B- GONORRHEA
    C- TRICHOMONIASIS
    D- CRABS
    E- SYPHILIS
    TRICHOMONIASIS
  147. AN ELECTROLYTE THAT HAS AN IMPORTANT INFLUENCE ON THE ACTIVITY OF THE HEART MUSCLE IS

    A- CHLORIDE
    B- MAGNESIUM
    C- PEPTASE
    D- PHOSPHORUS
    E- POTASSIUM
    POTASSIUM
  148. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING RESPIRATORY DISORDERS IS CHARACTERIZED BY A LOSS OF LUNG CAPACITY

    A- ASTHMA
    B- EMPHYSEMA
    C- BRONCHITIS
    D- TUBERCULOSIS
    E- PSORIASIS
    EMPHYSEMA
  149. THE TYPE OF MEMBRANE THAT LINES CAVITIES OF THE BODY THAT OPEN TO THE OUTSIDE IS

    A- CUTANEOUS
    B- SYNOVIAL
    C- MUCOUS
    D- PLEURAL
    E- PERITONEUM
    MUCOUS
  150. ANOTHER NAME FOR AN OPEN FRACTURE IS A 

    A- COMMITTED FRACTURE
    B- CLOSED FRACTURE
    C- SIMPLE FRACTURE
    D- GREENSTICK FRACTURE
    E- COMPOUND FRACTURE
    COMPOUND FRACTURE
  151. A basic word element that identifies the central meaning of a word is a 

    A. word part
    B. suffix
    C. combining form
    D. prefix
    E. root
    E. root
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  152. The opposite of distal is 

    A. anterior 
    B. proximal 
    C. lateral 
    D. parietal
    E. medial
    B. proximal
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  153. Law developed and enforced by government agencies best describes 

    a. common law 
    b. statutory law 
    c. administrative law 
    d. constitional law 
    e. civil law 
    c- administrative law 
  154. Communication is best defined as the 

    A. process of sharing meaning 
    B. process of orally speaking to each other 
    C. process of explaining one's perspective 
    D. process of talking 
    E. process of nonverbally speaking to each other 
    A. process of sharing meaning 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  155. Which of the following prefixes refers to a color?

    A. melan/o-
    B. circum-
    C. anti- 
    D. uni-
    E. hemi-
    A. melan/o
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  156. The control center of a cell best describes the 

    A. nucleus 
    B. cytoplasm
    C. cell membrane
    D. organelles
    E. mitochondria
    A. nucleus 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  157. Which of the following is considered a mandatory credential?

    A. certification 
    B. registration 
    C. regulation
    D. licensure 
    E. accreditation 
    D. licensure
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  158. The means by which meaning is conveyed best describes 

    A. source
    B. feedback
    C. channel
    D. message 
    E. receiver 
    C. channel
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  159. All of the following are adjectival suffixes EXCEPT

    A. -ical
    B. -ile
    C. -al
    D. -oma
    E. -ic
    D. -oma
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  160. All of the following are functions of the integumentary system EXCEPT 

    A. protection 
    B. calcium storage
    C. sensation
    D. excertion
    E. thermoregulation
    B. calcium storage 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  161. In order for consent to be informed, which of the following elements should be present?

    a. nature of the patients condition
    b. nature and purpose of the proposed treatment 
    c. risks and benefits of the proposed treatment 
    d. assessment of the patients understanding of the factors associated with the proposed treatment
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above
  162. Anything that interferes with the communication process best describes 

    A. source 
    B. channel
    C. noise
    D. receiver 
    E. message 
    C. noise 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  163. Which of the following is a proper plural?

    A. irises
    B. bursa
    C. arterys
    D. ovum 
    E. irides 
    E. irides
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  164. The shaft of a bone describes the 

    A. endosteum 
    B. periosteum 
    C. medulla
    D. epiphysis
    E. diaphysis
    E. diaphysis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  165. The physician is required to report the following to the appropriate local agencies EXCEPT 

    A. AIDS
    B. plague 
    C. strep-throat 
    D. tuberculosis
    E. cholera
    C. strep-throat 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  166. The objective of therapeutic communication includes 

    a. communicating technical information in a form the patient can understand 
    b. providing comfort
    c. indicating the patients are important 
    d. communicate empathy 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  167. All of the following terms are spelled corectly EXCEPT 

    A. arteriosclerosis
    B. synovialectomy
    C. angioplasty
    D. lymphadenopathy 
    E. sphygmomanometer
    B. synovialectomy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  168. Muscles that can be controlled consciously best describes 

    A. cardiac muscle 
    B. striated muscle
    C. smooth muscle 
    D. involuntary muscle 
    e. any of the above 
    B. striated muscle 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  169. Which of the following charting situations may create liability?

    a. failing to properly document care 
    b. scribbling out erors 
    c. altering a medical document 
    d. recording derogatory remarks 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  170. All of the following are considered facilitalive communication techniques EXCEPT 

    A. accepting 
    B. clarifying 
    C. advising 
    D. mirroring 
    E. encouraging 
    C. advising 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  171. Myring/o- means which of the following?

    A. eye 
    B. cochlea
    C. eardrum 
    D. earflap 
    E. eyelid
    C. eardrum
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  172. Which of the following may creat communication barriers?

    a. shame 
    b. embarrassment 
    c. misunderstanding 
    d. disabilities 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  173. The underlined part of the word salpingopathy represents which of the following word parts?

    A. prefix 
    B. combining form 
    C. suffix 
    D. root 
    e. none of the above 
    B. combining form 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  174. Which of the following best describes a function of the respiratory system?

    A. hormone production 
    B. movement 
    C. thought
    D. oxidation 
    E. air exchange 
    E. air exchange 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  175. Which of the following is considered an intentional tort?

    A. malpractice 
    B. misfeasance 
    C. defamation 
    D. negligence 
    e. none of the above 
    C. defamation 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  176. Among Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the need for shelter and freedom from anxiety best describes 

    A. social need
    B. self-esteem need
    C. self-actuaization
    D. physiological need
    E. saftey need
    E. saftey need 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  177. Which of the following describes bacteria arranged in clusters?

    A. streptococci
    B. diplococci
    C. gonococci
    D. micrococci
    E. staphylococci
    E. staphylococci
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  178. Which of the following organs best describes as an accessory organ of the digestive system?

    A. stomach 
    B. esophagua 
    C. rectum 
    D. liver
    E. intestines 
    D. liver
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  179. The AAMA Code of Ethics subscribes to which of the following general principles?

    a. respect for persons 
    b. confidentiality 
    c. work within one's scope of practice 
    d. promote the health, well-being, and good of society 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  180. Assuming the patient role may interfere with which of the following needs?

    A. self-esteem
    B. A B and C
    C. A and C
    D. social
    E. saftey
    B. A B and C
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  181. A physician who specializes in giagnosing and treating conditions of the eye is an 

    A. ophthalmologist 
    B. ophthalmoplasty
    C. ophthalmopathy 
    D. ophthalmological
    E. ophthalmology 
    A. ophthalmologist
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  182. Uncooperative patients are frustrating to work with because 

    A. they are immature and stubborn
    B. the health professional is denied experiencing the satisfaction associated with helping the patient 
    C. they do not care about themselves 
    D. they obviously do not understand their condition
    E. they are annoying 
    B. the health professional is denied experiencing the satisfaction associated with helping the patient
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  183. Setting aside unpleasant thoughts and feelings best describes which of the following unconscious defense mechanisms?

    A. regression 
    B. projection
    C. repression 
    D. rationalization
    E. aggression 
    C. repression 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  184. A increased number of white blood cells best describes 

    A. leukoplakia
    B. leukopenia
    C. leukocytosis
    D. leukemia
    E. leukocyte
    C. leukocytosis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  185. All of the following structures are part of the female reproductive system EXCEPT the 

    A. uterus 
    B. epididymis 
    C. oviducts 
    D. vulva 
    E. fallopian tubes 
    B. epididymis 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  186. Arguments supporting abortion include 

    A. the unborn fetus is helpless and therefore deserves protection 
    B. all living things have a right to life 
    C. pregnancy resulting from consensual sex is justly deserved
    D. a womans right to self determination 
    E. killing another is wrong 
    D. a woman's right to self determination 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  187. Which of the following represents a duty when adopting the sick role?

    A. make every effort to get well
    B. exemption from responsibility 
    C. exemption from social obligations
    D. both A and B 
    e. none of the above 
    A. make every effort to get well
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  188. All of the following are part of the peripheral nervous system EXCEPT the 

    A. sympathetic nervous system
    B. brain
    C. spinal nerves 
    D. automatic nervous system 
    E. afferent nerves 
    B. brain
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  189. In distributing scarce resources, the following criteria may be considered ethical EXCEPT

    A. to each according to probability of benefit 
    B. to each according to need
    C. to each according to social class
    D. to each according to merit 
    E. to each an equal share
    C. to each according to social class
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  190. Losses associated with adopting with adopting the sick role may include 

    a. physical attractiveness 
    b. autonomy 
    c. income 
    d. privacy 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  191. One who specializes in the study of tissue is a(n) 

    A. histologist
    B. cytology
    C. histocytology
    D. histology
    E. cytologist
    A. histologist
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  192. Olfaction related to which of the following senses?

    A. touch 
    B. taste
    C. hearing 
    D. smell
    E. sight 
    D. smell
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  193. "to do no harm" best describes 

    A. nonmaleficence 
    B. beneficence 
    C. fidelity 
    D. justice 
    E. veracity 
    A. nonmaleficence 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  194. The stages of dying as described by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross incluse all of the following EXCEPT 

    A. humiliation 
    B. depression 
    C. bargaining 
    D. anger 
    E. denial 
    A. humiliation 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  195. Which of the following words best describes a muscular disorder?

    A. tendonitis 
    B. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
    C. metrorrhagia 
    D. emphysema 
    E. tenodynia 
    B. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  196. All of the following hormones are produced by the anterior pituitary EXCEPT 

    A. thyroid-stimulating hormone 
    B. somatotropic hormone 
    C. oxytocin
    D. folloicle-stimulating hormone 
    E. prolactin 
    C. oxytocin
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  197. Which of the following terms describes the body's ability to maintain its normal state?

    (A) Anabolism
    (B) Catabolism
    (C) Tolerance
    (D) Homeostasis
    (E) Metabolism
    d. homeostasis
  198. Each of the following is known to help prevent infection EXCEPT

    (A) hair in the nose
    (B) mucous membranes
    (C) osteoblasts
    (D) saliva
    (E) tears
    c. osteoblasts
  199. Each of the following mature cells has a nucleus EXCEPT

    (A) lymphocyte
    (B) monocyte
    (C) erythrocyte
    (D) basophil
    (E) neutrophil
    c. erythrocyte
  200. Which of the following is flexible connective tissue that is attached to bones at the joints?

    (A) Adipose
    (B) Cartilage
    (C) Epithelial
    (D) Muscle
    (E) Nerve
    b. cartilage
  201. Each of the following is located in the mediastinum EXCEPT the

    (A) aorta
    (B) esophagus
    (C) heart
    (D) pancreas
    (E) trachea
    d. pancreas
  202. Which of the following is the body cavity that contains the pituitary gland?

    (A) Abdominal
    (B) Cranial
    (C) Pleural
    (D) Spinal
    (E) Thoracic
    b. cranial
  203. Which of the following closes and seals off the lower airway during swallowing?

    (A) Alveoli
    (B) Epiglottis
    (C) Larynx
    (D) Uvula
    (E) Vocal cords
    b. epiglottis
  204. Which of the following is located beneath the diaphragm in the right upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity?

    (A) Appendix
    (B) Kidney
    (C) Liver
    (D) Spleen
    (E) Stomach
    c. liver
  205. Which of the following anatomical regions of abdomen lies just distal to the sternum?

    (A) Epigastric
    (B) Hypochondriac
    (C) Hypogastric
    (D) Lumbar
    (E) Umbilical
    a. epigastric
  206. Which of the following cavities are separated by the diaphragm?

    (A) Abdominal and pelvic
    (B) Cranial and spinal
    (C) Dorsal and ventral
    (D) Pericardial and pleural
    (E) Thoracic and abdominal
    e. thoracic and abdominal
  207. Which of the following terms describes the motion of bending the forearm toward the body?

    (A) Abduction
    (B) Eversion
    (C) Flexion
    (D) Pronation
    (E) Supination
    c. flexion
  208. In which of the following positions does a patient lie face down?

    (A) Dorsal
    (B) Erect
    (C) Lateral
    (D) Prone
    (E) Supine
    d. prone
  209. If the foot is abducted, it is moved in which direction?

    (A) Inward
    (B) Outward
    (C) Upward
    (D) Downward
    b. outward
  210. The anatomic location of the spinal canal is

    (A) caudal
    (B) dorsal
    (C) frontal
    (D) transverse
    (E) ventral
    b. dorsal
  211. Which of the following is a structural, fibrous protein found in the dermis?

    (A) Collagen
    (B) Heparin
    (C) Lipocyte
    (D) Melanin
    (E) Sebum
    a. collagen
  212. A patient has a fracture in which the radius is bent but not displaced,
    and the skin is intact. This type of fracture is known as which of the
    following?

    (A) Closed, greenstick
    (B) Complex, comminuted
    (C) Compound, transverse
    (D) Open, spiral
    (E) Simple, pathologic
    a. closed, greenstick
  213. Which of the following is the large bone found superior to the patella and inferior to the ischium?

    (A) Calcaneus
    (B) Femur
    (C) Symphysis pubis
    (D) Tibia
    (E) Ulna
    b. femur
  214. The physician directs the medical assistant to complete a request form
    for an x-ray study of the fibula. The procedure will be performed on
    which of the following structures?

    (A) Heel
    (B) Lower leg
    (C) Toes
    (D) Thigh
    (E) Pelvis
    b. lower leg
  215. Which of the following is a disorder characterized by uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the day?

    (A) Dyslexia
    (B) Epilepsy
    (C) Hydrocephalus
    (D) Narcolepsy
    (E) Shingles
    d. narcolepsy
  216. The point at which an impulse is transmitted from one neuron to another neuron is called the

    (A) dendrite
    (B) glial cell
    (C) nerve center
    (D) synapse
    (E) terminal plate
    d. synapse
  217. Which of the following controls body temperature, sleep, and appetite?

    (A) Adrenal glands
    (B) Hypothalamus
    (C) Pancreas
    (D) Thalamus
    (E) Thyroid gland
    b. hypothalamus
  218. Which of the following cranial nerves is related to the sense of smell?

    (A) Abducens
    (B) Hypoglossal
    (C) Olfactory
    (D) Trochlear
    (E) Vagus
    c. olfactory
  219. Which of the following is a substance that aids the transmission of nerve impulses?

    (A) Acetylcholine
    (B) Cholecystokinin
    (C) Deoxyribose
    (D) Oxytocin
    (E) Prolactin
    a. acetylcholine
  220. The carotid pulse is located


    (A) in front of the ears and just above eye level
    (B) in the antecubital space
    (C) in the middle of the groin
    (D) on the anterior side of the neck
    (E) on the medial aspect of the wrist
    d. on the anterior side of the neck
  221. A patient sustains severe blunt trauma to the left upper abdomen and
    requires surgery. The body organ most likely to be involved is the

    (A) appendix
    (B) gallbladder
    (C) pancreas
    (D) urinary bladder
    (E) spleen
    e. spleen
  222. Where is the sinoatrial node located?

    (A) Between the left atrium and the left ventricle
    (B) Between the right atrium and the right ventricle
    (C) In the interventricular septum
    (D) In the upper wall of the left ventricle
    (E) In the upper wall of the right atrium
    e. in the upper wall of the right atrium
  223. Blood flows from the right ventricle of the heart into the

    (A) inferior vena cava
    (B) left ventricle
    (C) pulmonary arteries
    (D) pulmonary veins
    (E) right atrium
    c. pulmonary arteries
  224. Oxygenated blood is carried to the heart by the

    (A) aorta
    (B) carotid arteries
    (C) inferior vena cava
    (D) pulmonary veins
    (E) superior vena cava
    d. pulmonary veins
  225. The thoracic cage is a structural unit important for

    (A) alimentation
    (B) menstruation
    (C) mentation
    (D) respiration
    (E) urination
    d. respiration
  226. Exhaled air, when compared with inhaled air, contains more

    (A) carbon dioxide and less oxygen
    (B) nitrogen and less carbon dioxide
    (C) oxygen and less carbon dioxide
    (D) oxygen and less carbon monoxide
    (E) oxygen and less nitrogen
    a. carbon dioxide and less oxygen
  227. In the lungs, gas exchange occurs in tiny one-celled air sacs called

    (A) alveoli
    (B) bronchi
    (C) bronchioles
    (D) capillaries
    (E) pleurae
    a. alveoli
  228. Bile enters the gastrointestinal tract at the

    (A) gastroesophageal sphincter
    (B) duodenum
    (C) ileocecum
    (D) jejunum
    (E) pyloric sphincter
    b. duodenum
  229. Each of the following is a segment of the large intestine EXCEPT the

    (A) ascending colon
    (B) cecum
    (C) ileum
    (D) sigmoid colon
    (E) transverse colon
    c. ileum
  230. Which of the following conditions is characterized by incompetence of the esophageal sphincter?

    (A) Crohn's disease
    (B) Esophageal varices
    (C) Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    (D) Pyloric stenosis
    (E) Stomatitis
    c. gastroesophageal reflux disease
  231. Which of the following organs removes bilirubin from the blood,
    manufactures plasma proteins, and is involved with the production of
    prothrombin and fibrinogen?

    (A) Gallbladder
    (B) Kidney
    (C) Liver
    (D) Spleen
    (E) Stomach
    c. liver
  232. Which of the following is an accessory organ of the gastrointestinal system that is responsible for secreting insulin?

    (A) Adrenal gland
    (B) Gallbladder
    (C) Liver
    (D) Pancreas
    (E) Spleen
    d. pancreas
  233. Which of the following is the lymphoid organ that is a reservoir for red blood cells and filters organisms from the blood?

    (A) Appendix
    (B) Gallbladder
    (C) Pancreas
    (D) Spleen
    (E) Thymus
    d. spleen
  234. The process whereby the stomach muscles contract to propel food through the digestive tract is called

    (A) absorption
    (B) emulsion
    (C) peristalsis
    (D) regurgitation
    (E) secretion
    c. peristalsis
  235. Saliva contains an enzyme that acts upon

    (A) starches
    (B) proteins
    (C) fats
    (D) minerals
    (E) vitamins
    a. starches
  236. In men, specimens for gonococcal cultures are most commonly obtained from which of the following?

    (A) Anus
    (B) Bladder
    (C) Skin
    (D) Testicle
    (E) Urethra
    e. urethra
  237. The cluster of blood capillaries found in each nephron is the

    (A) afferent arteriole
    (B) glomerulus
    (C) Loop of Henle
    (D) renal pelvis
    (E) renal tubule
    b. glomerulus
  238. Which of the following conditions is characterized by the presence of kidney stones (renal calculi)?

    (A) Glomerulonephritis
    (B) Interstitial nephritis
    (C) Nephrolithiasis
    (D) Polycystic kidney
    (E) Pyelonephritis
    c. nephrolithiasis
  239. Urine flows through the urinary system in which order?

    (A) Bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra, urethral meatus
    (B) Bladder, urethra, kidney, urethral meatus, ureter
    (C) Kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, urethral meatus
    (D) Kidney, urethra, urethral meatus, bladder, ureter
    (E) Urethra, bladder, ureter, kidney, urethral meatus
    c. kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, urethral meatus
  240. In men, which of the following structures is located at the neck of the bladder and surrounds the urethra?

    (A) Epididymis
    (B) Prostate
    (C) Scrotum
    (D) Seminal vesicle
    (E) Vas deferens
    b. prostate
  241. Male hormones are produced by which of the following?

    (A) Glans penis
    (B) Prepuce
    (C) Prostate
    (D) Testes
    (E) Vas deferens
    d. testes
  242. Which of the following are mucus-producing glands located on each side of the vaginal opening?

    (A) Adrenal
    (B) Bartholin's
    (C) Bulbourethral
    (D) Corpus luteum
    (E) Parotid
    b. bartholins
  243. Fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon occurs in the

    (A) cervix
    (B) fallopian tube
    (C) ovary
    (D) uterus
    (E) vagina
    b. fallopian tube
  244. Calcium, potassium, and sodium are classified as which of the following?

    (A) Androgens
    (B) Catecholamines
    (C) Electrolytes
    (D) Estrogens
    (E) Prostaglandins
    c. electrolytes
  245. Which of the following is the master gland of the endocrine system?

    (A) Adrenal
    (B) Pancreas
    (C) Pineal
    (D) Pituitary
    (E) Thyroid
    d. pituitary
  246. Patients with which of the following diseases are treated with injections of vitamin B-12?

    (A) Bell's palsy
    (B) Crohn's disease
    (C) Diabetes mellitus
    (D) Graves' disease
    (E) Pernicious anemia
    e. pernicious anemia
  247. Which of the following word parts is a suffix?

    A. organ/o
    B. post 
    C. itis 
    D. stoma 
    E. ante
    A. organ/o
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  248. In the structural hierarchy of organisms, which of the following immediately precedes the organ level?

    A. organism 
    B. cells 
    C. systems 
    D. tissues 
    E. atoms 
    D. tissues
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  249. All of the following are reasons for revocation or suspension of a physicians license EXCEPT 

    A. administering atypical treatment 
    B. conviction of a crime 
    C. physical incapacity 
    D. mental incapacity 
    E. unprofessional conduct 
    A. administering atypical treatment 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  250. A facilitative communication technique that repeats what a patient has said to demonstrate understanding is 

    A. accepting 
    B. focusing 
    C. clarification 
    D. exploring 
    E. mirroring 
    E. mirroring 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  251. Which of the following word parts is a prefix?

    A. cleid/o
    B. osis
    C. pre 
    D. rrhea 
    E. cephal/o
    C. pre 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  252. Which of the following tissues consists of neurons?

    A. muscle 
    B. epithelial 
    C. nervous 
    D. connective 
    E. glandular 
    C. nervous 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  253. Behavior or actions that can be reasonably presumed to be consentual is 

    A. informed consent 
    B. sef-determination 
    C. implied consent 
    D. express consent 
    E. improper consent 
    C. implied consent 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  254. All of the following are facilitative communication techniques EXCEPT 

    A. accepting 
    B. focusing 
    C. clarifying 
    D. exploring 
    E. advising 
    E. advising 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  255. Which of the following is an ENT specialist?

    A. rhinologist 
    B. audiologist 
    C. otorhinolaryngologist 
    D. otologist 
    E. ophthalmologist 
    C. otorhinolaryngologist 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  256. Which of the following is consider an appendage of the skin?

    A. hypodermis 
    B. subcutaneous 
    C. dermis 
    D. epidermis 
    E. sudoriferous glands 
    E. sudoriferous glands 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  257. Which of the following may require notification of the appropriate agencies?

    A. roseolla 
    B. strep throat 
    C. auto accident 
    D. phenylketonuria 
    E. staph infection 
    D. phenylketonuria 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  258. An unconscious defence mechanism characterized by behaving in the opposite to ones actual feelings 

    A. sublimation 
    B. denial 
    C. reaction formation 
    D. profection 
    E. introjection 
    C. reaction formation 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  259. Which of the following terms relates to a respiratory disorder?

    A. RIH 
    B. COPD
    C. MI
    D. HBP
    E. HIV 
    B. COPD
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  260. Which of the following best descrbes a bony projection?

    A. process 
    B. spine 
    C. foramen
    D. fissure 
    E. forsa 
    A. process 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  261. Confidentiality is legally supported by the 

    A. standards of care act 
    B. privacy act 
    C. americans with disabilities act 
    D. self determination act 
    E. health care quality improvement act 
    B. privacy act 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  262. Mimicking the behavior of another to cope with feelings of inadequacy is called 

    A. identification 
    B. rationalization 
    C. substitution 
    D. suppression 
    E. dissociation 
    A. identification
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  263. Which of the following terms relates to a gynecological disorder?

    A. rhinitis 
    B. stomatitis 
    C. epididymitis 
    D. vasitis 
    E. salpingitis 
    E. salpingitis 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  264. Turning a body part inward, especially the sole of the foot is 

    A. eversion 
    B. inversion 
    C. circumduction 
    D. abduction 
    E. flexion 
    B. inversion 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  265. Confidentiality is ethically supported by the concept of 

    a. beneficience 
    b. nonmaleficence 
    c. fidelity 
    d. all of the above 
    e. none of the above 
    d. all of the above 
  266. The reasons a patient may desire to continue the sick role is 

    A. A and B only 
    B. A B and C 
    C. to generate sympathy and attention 
    D. fear of reestablishing responsibility 
    E. financial gain such as workers compensation 
    B. A B and C 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  267. Which of the following terms is spelled incorrectly?

    A. lymphadenopathy 
    B. sinusitis 
    C. arteriosclerosis 
    D. hysterectomy 
    E. rabdomyoma 
    E. rabdomyoma 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  268. The right atrioventricular valve is known as the 

    A. bicuspid 
    B. mitral 
    C. aortic 
    D. semilunar 
    E. tricuspid 
    E. tricuspid
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  269. A civial commited against other persons or their property 

    A. a tort 
    B. malpractice 
    C. assault and battery 
    D. a breach of contract 
    E. negligence 
    A. a tort
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  270. All of the following may be considered losses associated with adopting the sick role EXCEPT 

    a. autonomy 
    b. privacy 
    c. mobility or function 
    d. normal appearance 
    e. none of the above 
    e. none of the above 
  271. Unclear vision due to hardening of the cystaline lens common among the elderly is known as 

    A. diplopia 
    B. presbyopia 
    C. hyperopia 
    D. myopia 
    E. ambliopia 
    B. presbyopia 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  272. The structure containing the voice box is the 

    A. epiglottis 
    B. larynx 
    C. oropharynx 
    D. pharynx 
    E. nasopharynx 
    B. larynx
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  273. A physician who guarantees the outcome of a course of treatment may be in jeopardy of committing 

    A. negligence 
    B. malpractice 
    C. a tort 
    D. a breach of contract 
    E. assault and battery 
    D. a breach of contract 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  274. Methods of discovering what is important to a patient include 

    a. asking the patient 
    b. observing patient behavior 
    c. asking family and friends 
    d. reviewing the medical chart 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  275. Inflammation of the gallbladder is known as 

    A. cholecystitis 
    B. cholelithiasis 
    C. colitis 
    D. cystitis 
    E. cholelithectomy 
    A. cholecystitis 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  276. Negligence of a professional person is known as 

    A. criminal negligence 
    B. misfeasance 
    C. malpractice 
    D. nonfeasance 
    E. malfeasance 
    C. malpractice 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  277. Radiographic study involving the urinary system is called 

    A. introvenous injection 
    B. intravenous infusion 
    C. intravenous cardiogram 
    D. intravenous pyelogram 
    E. intravenous feeding 
    D. intravenous pyelogram 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  278. The structure that houses the glomerulus is the 

    A. collecting duct 
    B. bowmans capsule 
    C. distal convulutes tubule 
    D. loop of henle 
    E. proximal convoluted tubule 
    B. bowmans capsule 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  279. The least serious degree of negligence is 

    A. gros 
    B. misdemeanor 
    C. inconsequential 
    D. minor 
    E. ordinary 
    E. ordinary
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  280. Which of the following will most likely promote the preception of professional competence?

    A. appearing confident 
    B. poor enunciation 
    C. shaking when performing a preocedure 
    D. behaving in a nonchalant manner 
    E. lack of eye contact 
    A. appearing confident 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  281. Medical abbreviation meaning by mouth 

    A. n.p.o
    B. b.i.d
    C. t.i.d
    D. p.o
    E. ad lib 
    D. p.o
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  282. The innermost layer of the uterus is the 

    A. epimetrium 
    B. fimbria 
    C. endometrium 
    D. oviduct 
    E. myometrium 
    C. endometrium 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  283. The principle that the physician has a professional pbligation to care for a patient is known as 

    A. dereliction of duty 
    B. damage 
    C. duty 
    D. direct causation 
    E. due care 
    C. duty 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  284. Interacting with a health professional as one would interact with a parental figure is known as 

    A. countertransference 
    B. dependence 
    C. transference 
    D. overidentification 
    E. inference 
    C. transference 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  285. The medical abbreviation meaning as desired is 

    A. p.r.n.
    B. cc 
    C. q.o.d 
    D. ad lib 
    E. stat 
    D. ad lib 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  286. Neuronal structures that receive and conduct impulses toward the cell body are 

    A. nodes of Ranvier 
    B. neurilemmas 
    C. axons 
    D. synapses 
    E. dendrites 
    E. dendrites 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  287. In most states, there is no legal duty to rescue victims EXCEPT 

    A. close friends 
    B. if you witness the accident 
    C. family members 
    D. helpless, young children 
    E. innocent bystanders 
    C. family members 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  288. The process of converting meaning into understandable symbols is known as 

    A. feedback 
    B. communication 
    C. encoding 
    D. decoding 
    E. deciphering 
    C. encoding 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  289. The medical term meaning disease of the blood vessel(s) is 

    A. cardiothoracic 
    B. angiopathy 
    C. angiectomy 
    D. cardiopathy 
    E. angioplasty 
    B. angiopathy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  290. Sensory receptors responsible for the sense of taste are 

    A. olfactory 
    B. auditory 
    C. somatic 
    D. visual 
    E. gustatory 
    E. gustatory 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  291. In most states, rescuers can abandon an accident victim if 

    A. the victim is a family member 
    B. the victim is not a close friend 
    C. the victim stops breathing 
    D. the victim cannot be saved
    E. the victim is not placed in further jeopardy 
    E. the victim is not placed in further jeopardy 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  292. Mrs. Jonathan (Wilma) Wilson would be most properly addressed as 

    A. Wilma 
    B. Mrs. Wilson 
    C. Mrs. Wilma 
    D. Mrs. Jonathan Wilson 
    E. Jonathan Wilson 
    B. Mrs. Wilson 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  293. Surgical removal of the iris is called an 

    A. iridectomy 
    B. iridotomy
    C. irisotomy 
    D. irisostomy 
    E. irisectomy 
    A. iridectomy 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  294. The small gland located in the posterior hypothalamus is the 

    A. thymus 
    B. adrenal 
    C. pineal 
    D. pituitary 
    E. parathyroid 
    C. pineal 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  295. A defense against malpractice may include acts of independent agents that stand int he way of the casual connection between the negligent act and the damage suffered. This is called 

    A. contributory negligence 
    B. comparative negligence 
    C. assumption of the risk 
    D. tolling of the statute of limitation 
    E. intervening cause 
    E. intervening cause 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  296. If a patient is in obvous pain, the medical assistant should 

    A. indicate to the patient that he appears uncomfortable, and offer assistance 
    B. interact with the patient in the usual manner 
    C. consult the physician immediately 
    D. ignore the signs of pain 
    E. maintain a close watch on the patient 
    A. indicate to the patient that he appears uncomfortable, and offer assistance 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  297. The destriction of blood cells is called 

    A. epistaxis
    B. hematoma 
    C. hematology 
    D. cytolysis 
    E. hemolysis 
    E. hemolysis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  298. The body region representing the neck region is the 

    A. patellar 
    B. axilla 
    C. cervical 
    D. gluteal 
    E. bucca 
    C. cervical 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  299. A standard or principle that guides our behavior regarding what is right and what is wrong is a(n)

    A. ethic 
    B. norm 
    C. morale 
    D. moral 
    E. duty 
    D. moral 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  300. If an upset patient expresses frustration concerning a long wait, the medical assistant should say 

    A. "yeah, i know, its a busy day"
    B. " i am sorry, excuse me while i check to see when you may expect to be seen"
    C. "we are very sorry, the doctor is way behind"
    D. " im sorry, we must have overbooked today"
    E. " this is a very busy clinic; please be patient"
    B. " i am sorry, excuse me while i check to see when you may expect to be seen"
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  301. A herniation of a joint capsule is called 

    A. osteoarthritis 
    B. arthritis 
    C. orchidocele 
    D. arthrosis 
    E. arthrocele
    E. arthrocele
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  302. The organee responsible for energy production is the 

    A. endoplasmis reticulum 
    B. ribosome 
    C. mitochondria 
    D. golgi body 
    E. nucleus 
    C. mitochondria 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  303. An obligation to act in certain ways is a(n)

    A. ethic 
    B. duty
    C. norm 
    D. moral 
    E. morale 
    B. duty
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  304. A patient enters the clinic and collapses on the floor. The medical assistant should 

    A. quickly pick up the patient and carry her to an examining room 
    B. yell for help 
    C. send a waiting patient to the back office to summon help
    D. calmly page the physician and immediately check the patients airway 
    E. call 911 
    D. calmly page the physician and immediately check the patients airway 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  305. A decrese in size of an organ or tissue is known as 

    A. dystrophy 
    B. atrophy 
    C. myopathy 
    D. arthropathy 
    E. organopenia 
    B. atrophy 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  306. The middle layer of the skin (true skin) is the 

    A. epidermis 
    B. subcutaneous 
    C. hypodermis 
    D. dermis 
    E. papillary 
    D. dermis 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  307. Telling the truth best defines 

    A. veracity 
    B. nonmaleficience 
    C. beneficience 
    D. fidelity
    E. justice 
    A. veracity 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  308. Reasons patient may be reluctant to ask that instructions be repeated include 

    a. fear 
    b. embarassment 
    c. bewilderment 
    d. none of the above 
    e. all of the above
    e. all of the above
  309. The medical abbreviation meaning every other day is 

    A. q.i.d
    B. q.4.h
    C. q.h.s.
    D. q.o.n
    E. q.o.d
    E. q.o.d
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  310. The bone that forms the infereior, posterior aspect of the skull is the 

    A. cranium 
    B. occipital
    C. parietal 
    D. mandible 
    E. temporal 
    B. occipital
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  311. Positive character traits are

    A. rights 
    B. ethics 
    C. duties 
    D. virtues 
    E. justice 
    D. virtues 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  312. Encouraging the patient to stay on a topic is known as 

    A. focusing 
    B. clarification 
    C. mirroring 
    D. reflecting 
    E. exploring 
    A. focusing 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  313. Lou Gehrig's disease is also known as

    A. polycythemia purpura 
    B. acute myelocytic leukermia 
    C. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
    D. lymphadenoma 
    E. idiopathic thrombocytopenia 
    C. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  314. The ability of a muscle to be stimulated by nervoud impulses is 

    A. extensibility 
    B. contractility 
    C. irritability 
    D. elasticity 
    E. flexibility 
    C. irritability
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  315. Disclosing unpleasant information to a patient is best supported by the ethical concept of 

    A. right 
    B. veracity
    C. nonmaleficence 
    D. duty 
    E. justice 
    B. veracity
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  316. A common stereotype associated with persons with communication disabilities

    A. indifference 
    B. lack of intelligence 
    C. disinterest 
    D. pompousness 
    E. indigence 
    B. lack of intelligence 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  317. Excision of a small piece of tissue is a(n)

    A. biopsy 
    B. fluroscopy 
    C. autopsy 
    D. endoscopy 
    E. necropsy 
    A. biopsy 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  318. The double membranous sac that envelopes the heart is called the 

    A. myocardium 
    B. pericardium
    C. epicardium 
    D. mesocardium 
    E. endocardium 
    B. pericardium
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  319. Informed consent is most related to the concept of 

    A. role fidelity 
    B. autonomy 
    C. code of ethics 
    D. justice 
    E. benevolent deception
    B. autonomy 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  320. All of the following are common reaactions to illness EXCEPT 

    A. stress 
    B. depression
    C. fear 
    D. vigor 
    E. anxiety 
    D. vigor
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  321. Swelling of the eyelids is known as 

    A. blepharosis
    B. blepharoma 
    C. blephaoptosis 
    D. blepharitis 
    E. blepharedema 
    E. blepharedema 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  322. An argument supporting not disclosing unpleasent information to a patient for his own good is 

    A. justice
    B. duty 
    C. deception 
    D. benecolent deception 
    E. veracity 
    D. benecolent deception 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  323. A persons reaction to the illness of another is determined by which of the following?

    a. ones personal concept of health 
    b. preconceived notions of the patients problem 
    c. the visibility of signs and symptoms 
    d. knownledge of the prognosis 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  324. The symbol for potassium hydroxide is 

    A. NaOH
    B. HCO3
    C. NaCl 
    D. KCl 
    E. KOH
    E. KOH
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  325. A malingerer or hypochondriac may be inappropriately labeled a 

    A. crock 
    B. vegetable 
    C. gimp 
    D. gork 
    E. GOMER 
    A. crock 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  326. The loss of privacy through physicial exposure may affect which of the following needs most?

    A. safety 
    B. self-esteem 
    C. self-actualization 
    D. physiological 
    e. none of the above 
    B. self-esteem
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  327. The structure that permits the passage of urine from the bladder to the external environment is the 

    A. urethra 
    B. nephron 
    C. renal pelvis 
    D. calyces 
    E. ureter 
    A. urethra 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  328. Suicide is often viewed as 

    a. an act against God 
    b. socially irresponsible 
    c. a sign of insanity 
    d. a way of "copping out"
    e. any of the above 
    e. any of the above 
  329. Anxiety is most synonymous with 

    A. agression
    B. fear 
    C. uneasiness 
    D. embarassment 
    E. anger 
    C. uneasiness 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  330. Testicles that have failed to descent into the scrotum indicated 

    A. orchiocele
    B. orchidoclysis 
    C. cryptorchidism 
    D. orchidorrhaphy 
    E. orchidolysis 
    C. cryptorchidism 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  331. Painful sexual intercourse is known as 

    A. endometriosis 
    B. dyspareunia 
    C. dysmenorrhea 
    D. amenorrhea 
    E. cervictitis 
    B. dyspareunia 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  332. A document serving to appoint an individual, chosen by the patient, to represent the patients interests is a(n)

    A. living will 
    B. guardian ad item
    C. subpoena duces tecum 
    D. durable power of attorney 
    E. advance directive 
    D. durable power of attorney 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  333. After adopting the patient role, a patients return to society depends ont he patients ability to 

    a. redefine ones value system affected by the illness 
    b. interact effectively in a dependency relationship 
    c. interact with health professionals 
    d. cope with the reasction of societal members 
    e. all of the above 
    e. all of the above 
  334. Hardening of the crystalline lens of the eye is known as 

    A. keratosclerosis 
    B. otosclerosis 
    C. oculosclerosis 
    D. corneosclerosis 
    E. phacosclerosis 
    E. phacosclerosis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  335. The inner protective layer of the brain and spinal cord is the 

    A. meninges 
    B. pia mater 
    C. dura mater 
    D. subarachnoid 
    E. arachnoid 
    B. pia mater 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  336. An argument supporting euthanasia is 

    A. self-determination 
    B. right 
    C. justice 
    D. duty 
    E. fidelity 
    A. self-determination 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  337. The loss of income resulting from an illness interferes with a patients 

    A. social need 
    B. saftey need 
    C. self actualization need 
    D. physiological need 
    E. self esteem need 
    B. saftey need 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  338. Manipulating the genes of offspring through either breeding or alteration is known as 

    A. eugenics 
    B. euphoria 
    C. euthanasia 
    D. eupnea 
    E. eupraxia 
    A. eugenics 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  339. A physicial, phychological, or social characteristic that is viewed as undesirable is 

    A. stigmata 
    B. nystagmus 
    C. stigma
    D. astigmatism 
    E. stigmatism 
    C. stigma
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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