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Nursing Vocabulary Quiz


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If a patient has an illness that will last until they pass away, the condition is known as this…

A. acute

B. long lasting

C. short term

D. chronic


When someone has swelling in their leg, they have

A. anemia

B. high blood pressure

C. low blood sugar

D. edema


My extremities are my

A. eyes

B. toes

C. legs and arms

D. ears and nose


The medical word for high blood pressure is

A. Hypertension

B. Hypercapnea

C. Hyperbolic

D. Hyperthyroidism


This is what a surgeon makes during surgery

A. a laceration

B. a scrape

C. an abrasion

D. an incision


Phlebotomy is

A. Taking out stitches

B. Drawing blood from a vein

C. Doing surgery on someone

D. Poking someone in the eye with a needle


When I scrape my knee during a fall, I have this

A. an incision

B. an abrasion

C. a cut

D. a laceration


Edema is the medical term for

A. swelling

B. sweating

C. vomiting

D. spitting


Another word for exhaustion is

A. sleepy

B. tired

C. fatigue

D. hypertension


When the surgeon makes an incision in my leg he does this

A. makes a cut with a scalpel

B. puts medicine on my leg

C. puts stitches in my leg

D. puts a brace on my leg


A Myocardial Infarction is a

A. brain bleed

B. stroke

C. broken arm

D. heart attack


The medical word for a heart attack is

A. Myocardial Infarction

B. Erythrocyte

C. Pericarditis

D. Conjunctivitis


In the medical field, your arms and legs are referred to as this

A. appendages

B. phalanges

C. extremities

D. metacarpals


A CHRONIC condition is one that lasts

A. for a short time.

B. until next year

C. a lifetime

D. for 2 weeks


Drawing blood from the vein is known as

A. phlebotomy

B. anemia

C. bleeding

D. hypertension


An example of an abrasion is

A. When the surgeon makes a cut in my knee

B. When I have stitches in a wound

C. When a nurse draws my blood

D. When I fall on pavement and scrape my hands


If someone is feeling FATIGUE, they are what?

A. extremely frustrated

B. extremely sad

C. extremely tired

D. extremely sweaty


A sickness that only lasts for a short time is known as

A. quick

B. acute

C. chronic

D. not too bad


If I have Covid-19, which is a short term illness, my condition is known as

A. long term

B. chronic

C. acute

D. really bad


If I have hypertension, I have this..

A. high cholesterol

B. high blood pressure

C. low blood pressure

D. itchy skin




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