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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

Aspiration would mean

A. having good breathing

B. removal of something from airways

C. pus in the airway

D. dilation of the airway

The term meaning an abnormal discharge from the pharynx:

A. Pharyngorrhea

B. Phlegm

C. Laryngorrhea

D. Sputum

paralysis of the wall of the bronchi

A. bronchorrhagia

B. bronchorrhea

C. bronchoplegia

D. bronchoscopy

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






A. absence of breathing

B. slow breathing

C. fast breathing

D. normal breathing

meaning lung

A. pulmon/o

B. spir/o

C. sinus/o

D. thorac/o

a specialist of the lungs

A. pharyngologist

B. laryngology

C. pulmonology

D. pulmonologist


A. inflammation of the lungs

B. inflammation of the nose

C. inflammation of the alveoli

D. inflammation of the trachea

surgical repair of a bronchial defect

A. bronchoplasty

B. bronchoscopy

C. bronchostenosis

D. bronchoplegia

What is tachypnea?

A. excessively fast breathing

B. excessively fast heartbeat

C. excessively heavy bleeding

D. low heart rate 

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

A. laryngitis

B. pharryngitis

C. laryngopharyngitis

D. tracheolaryngitis

bleeding of the larnyx

A. larnygorrhagia

B. laryngitis

C. laryngrrhea

D. larynoplasty

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

increased tissue spaces caused by destruction of alveoli

A. pneumonia

B. emphasema

C. tuberculosis

D. asthma


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

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

A. bronchioplasm

B. brachiostenosis

C. tracheostenosis

D. tracheocentesis

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

surgical opening of the trachea

A. tracheotomy

B. tracheorrhagia

C. thoracotomy

D. thoracectomy


A. process of recording

B. stretching out or dialation

C. breathing

D. visual examination

to breathe

A. pulmon/o

B. spir/o

C. sinus/o

D. trache/o


A. someone is dead

B. someone is breathing wrong

C. someone is blue

D. someone has cancer


A. inflammation of the pharnyx

B. infection of the pharnyx

C. inflammation of the trachea

D. infection of the trachea

meaning chest

A. pulmon/o

B. thorac/o

C. trache/o

D. spir/o

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

A. pulse oximetry

B. pulmonary function tests

C. arterial blood gases


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