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Respiratory System Med Term Quiz


paralysis of the wall of the bronchi

A. bronchorrhagia

B. bronchorrhea

C. bronchoplegia

D. bronchoscopy

Aspiration would mean

A. having good breathing

B. removal of something from airways

C. pus in the airway

D. dilation of the airway


A. absence of breathing

B. slow breathing

C. fast breathing

D. normal breathing


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. inflammation of the pharnyx

B. infection of the pharnyx

C. inflammation of the trachea

D. infection of the trachea

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

The term meaning an abnormal discharge from the pharynx:

A. Pharyngorrhea

B. Phlegm

C. Laryngorrhea

D. Sputum

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

What is tachypnea?

A. excessively fast breathing

B. excessively fast heartbeat

C. excessively heavy bleeding

D. low heart rate 

increased tissue spaces caused by destruction of alveoli

A. pneumonia

B. emphasema

C. tuberculosis

D. asthma

identifies which antibiotic will provide the most effective treatment

A. auscultation

B. percussion

C. sputum culture and sensitivity

D. PPD skin test

What is the incision of the chest?

A. tracheotomy

B. mediastinoscopy

C. dysphonia

D. thoracotomy

meaning chest

A. pulmon/o

B. thorac/o

C. trache/o

D. spir/o

What is the term for “without breathing”?

A. Asphyxia

B. Apnea

C. Asbestosis

D. Rhinorrhea

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

A. laryngitis

B. pharryngitis

C. laryngopharyngitis

D. tracheolaryngitis

The general term used to describe a group of respiratory conditions characterized by chronic airflow limitations can be abbreviated as:






A. someone is dead

B. someone is breathing wrong

C. someone is blue

D. someone has cancer


A. inflammation of the lungs

B. inflammation of the nose

C. inflammation of the alveoli

D. inflammation of the trachea

The test on arterial blood to determine oxygen, carbon dioxide, and pH levels.

A. pulse oximetry

B. pulmonary function tests

C. arterial blood gases


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

meaning lung

A. pulmon/o

B. spir/o

C. sinus/o

D. thorac/o

surgical repair of a bronchial defect

A. bronchoplasty

B. bronchoscopy

C. bronchostenosis

D. bronchoplegia

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

a specialist of the lungs

A. pharyngologist

B. laryngology

C. pulmonology

D. pulmonologist


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