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Terms for The Skeletal System Quiz


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The suffix “-desis” means:

A. loosening, setting free

B. bind, tie together

C. crooked, bent

D. without, lack of


The outside of the bone is called the ________________________

A. periosteum

B. cancellous

C. endosteum

D. compact


The root word for curved, swayback or bent is:

A. synovi/o

B. lord/o

C. scoli/o

D. spondyl/o


The suffix “-algia” means:

A. pain

B. surgery

C. endoscopy

D. inflammation


“Crani/o” means:

A. rib

B. skull

C. pain

D. joint


A break in bone that does not penetrate the skin

A. stress fracture

B. closed fracture

C. compound fracture

D. open fracture


An injury to a ligament is called a _______.

A. sprain

B. strain

C. contusion

D. cramp


The root word for “rib” is:

A. chondr/o

B. cost/o

C. arthr/o

D. ankyl/o


Which of the following would be classified as in the axial skeleton?

A. Humerus

B. Femur

C. Sternum

D. Carpal bones


What is the name given to the end of a long bone?

A. Compact bone

B. Epiphysis

C. Diaphysis

D. Periosteum


The femur and humerus could be classified as

A. Short Bones

B. Long Bones

C. Irregular Bones

D. Flat Bones


Rickets is caused by a lack of which vitamin? 

A. A

B. D

C. E

D. C


Chondr/o means

A. rib

B. cartilage

C. joint

D. ligament


ARTHRALGIA MEANS

A. THE CONDITION OF BEING SHORT

B. PERTAINING TO THE KNEE

C. JOINT PAIN

D. MUSCLE WEAKNESS


A Podiatrist would see you as a patient if you had an injured_______________.

A. hand

B. knee

C. foot

D. back


Bones of the wrist could be classified as 

A. Short Bones

B. Long Bones

C. Irregular Bones

D. Flat Bones


Lumb/o means

A. lumbar

B. hump

C. normal

D. neck


Synovial membrane or fluid is the meaning for:

A. scoli/o

B. lord/o

C. synovi/o

D. spondyl/o


Spondyl/o means:

A. vertebrae

B. cranium

C. skull

D. costae


Anterior curve in lumbar spine

A. lordosis

B. kyphosis

C. scoliosis


Kyph/o means

A. hump

B. lumbar

C. swayback

D. neck


Arthr/o means

A. bone

B. joint

C. muscle

D. tendon


“-lysis” means:

A. toward, near

B. away from

C. curved, bent

D. loosening, setting free


The root word for bone is:

A. cost/o

B. lord/o

C. chondr/o

D. oste/o


To examine and surgically repair a joint with an arthroscope is called:

A. arthroscopy

B. arthrotomy

C. arthomy

D. arthritis




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