Medical Quiz

Respiratory System Med Term Quiz


Dr. McSteamy’s examination revealed that Clara Barton has an accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity. This diagnosis is recorded on her chart as a(n)

A. hemothorax

B. epstaxis

C. hemostaxis

D. pleurrhaphy

a specialist of the lungs

A. pharyngologist

B. laryngology

C. pulmonology

D. pulmonologist

Eupenia is…….

A. no breathing

B. fast breathing

C. normal breathing

D. slow breathing

paralysis of the wall of the bronchi

A. bronchorrhagia

B. bronchorrhea

C. bronchoplegia

D. bronchoscopy


A. process of recording

B. stretching out or dialation

C. breathing

D. visual examination


A. breathing pattern is too fast

B. breathing pattern is fast then slows down

C. breathing pattern is very slow, then speeds up

D. Breathing pattern is too slow and shallow

What is tachypnea?

A. excessively fast breathing

B. excessively fast heartbeat

C. excessively heavy bleeding

D. low heart rate 

Aspiration would mean

A. having good breathing

B. removal of something from airways

C. pus in the airway

D. dilation of the airway


A. someone is dead

B. someone is breathing wrong

C. someone is blue

D. someone has cancer

The term meaning the abnormal narrowing of the lumen of the trachea is:

A. bronchioplasm

B. brachiostenosis

C. tracheostenosis

D. tracheocentesis

meaning lung

A. pulmon/o

B. spir/o

C. sinus/o

D. thorac/o

What is the incision of the chest?

A. tracheotomy

B. mediastinoscopy

C. dysphonia

D. thoracotomy


A. infection of the pyo

B. puss in the chest

C. cutting into the chest

D. dilation of the pyo of the chest

bleeding of the larnyx

A. larnygorrhagia

B. laryngitis

C. laryngrrhea

D. larynoplasty


A. absence of breathing

B. slow breathing

C. fast breathing

D. normal breathing

meaning chest

A. pulmon/o

B. thorac/o

C. trache/o

D. spir/o

A disorder of the lungs called ____ causes the bronchi to become restricted (get smaller) so air can’t get to the lungs.

A. asthma

B. cold

C. influenza

D. bronchitis


A. inflammation of the lungs

B. inflammation of the nose

C. inflammation of the alveoli

D. inflammation of the trachea

If someone has dyspenia –

A. they have fast breathing

B. they have slow breathing

C. it is difficult to breath

D. they are not breathing

increased tissue spaces caused by destruction of alveoli

A. pneumonia

B. emphasema

C. tuberculosis

D. asthma

You have a horrible sore throat (inflammation) of the larynx and the pharynx

A. laryngitis

B. pharryngitis

C. laryngopharyngitis

D. tracheolaryngitis

labored or difficult breathing

A. dyspnea

B. hypernea

C. hypoventilation

D. hyperventilation

Dr. Doolittle discovers that his patient has an inflammation of the lungs. He records this on the patients chart as:

A. Bronchitis

B. Bronchoplegia

C. Pnumonia

D. Pneumonitis

What is the term for “without breathing”?

A. Asphyxia

B. Apnea

C. Asbestosis

D. Rhinorrhea

The term meaning an abnormal discharge from the pharynx:

A. Pharyngorrhea

B. Phlegm

C. Laryngorrhea

D. Sputum


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