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A/An ________ is a sudden, involuntary contraction of one or more muscles.

A.) adhesion

B.) contracture

C.) spasm

D.) sprain 

C.) spasm


_______ is the respiratory disease commonly known as whooping cough.

A.) coup

B.) diphtheria

C.) emphysema

D.) pertussis

D.) pertussis


The lymphocytes that play an important role in the killing of cancer cells and cells infected by viruses are known as _______.

A.) cytokines

B.) natural killer cells

C.) B cells

D.) T cells 

B.) natural killer cells


______ is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

A.) kyphosis

B.) lordosis

C.) lumbago

D.) scoliosis

D.) scoliosis


The surgical creation of an artificial excretory opening between the ileum and the outside of the abdominal wall is a/an _______.

A.) colostomy

B.) enteropexy

C.) gastroptosis

D.) ileostomy 

D.) ileostomy 


Which examination technique is the visualization of body parts in motion by projecting x-ray images on a luminous fluorescent screen?

A.) computed tomography

B.) fluoroscopy

C.) magnetic resonance imaging

D.) radiography 

B.) fluoroscopy


As the condition known as _______ progresses, the chest sometimes assumes an enlarged barrel shape. 

A.) asthma

B.) diphtheria

C.) emphysema

D.) epistaxis

C.) emphysema


The term _______ means to stop or control bleeding.

A.) hemorrhage

B.) hemostasis

C.) homeostasis

D.) thrombocytopenia 

B.) hemostasis


An accumulation of pus in the fallopian tube is known as _______.

A.) leukorrhea

B.) otopyorrhea

C.) pyosalpinx

D.) salpingitis

C.) pyosalpinx


A _______ is the bruising of brain tissue as a result of a head injury. 

A.) cerebral contusion

B.) concussion

C.) hydrocele

D.) meningocele

A.) cerebral contusion


The term _______ means vomiting blood.

A.) epistaxis

B.) hemarthrosis

C.) hematemesis

D.) hypermesis

C.) hematemesis


_______ is a diagnostic procedure designed to determine the density of a body part by the sound produced by tapping the surface with the fingers. 

A.) auscultation

B.) palpation

C.) percussion

D.) range of motion 

C.) percussion


Abnormally rapid, deep breathing resulting in decreased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood is known as _______.

A.) apnea

B.) dyspnea

C.) hyperventilation

D.) hypoventilation

C.) hyperventilation


The term ________ describes difficult or painful urination.

A.) dyspepsia

B.) dysphagia

C.) dystrophy

D.) dysuria

D.) dysuria


A _______ is a false personal belief that is maintained despite obvious proof or evidence to the contrary.

A.) delusion

B.) dementia

C.) mania

D.) phobia 

A.) delusion


In _______, the normal rhythmic contractions of the atria are replaced by rapid irregular twitching of the muscular heart wall. 

A.) atrial fibrillation

B.) bradycardia

C.) tachycardia

D.) ventricular defibrilation

A.) atrial fibrillation


The eye condition known as _______ is characterized by increased intraocular pressure.

A.) cataracts

B.) glaucoma

C.) macular degeneration

D.) monochromatism 

B.) glaucoma


_______ is the presence of blood in the seminal fluid.

A.) azoospermia

B.) hematuria

C.) hematospermia

D.) prostatorrhea

C.) hematospermia


The condition of common changes in the eyes that occur with aging is known as _______.

A.) hyperopia

B.) presbycusis

C.) presbyopia

D.) strabismus

C.) presbyopia


Which body cavity protects the brain?

A.) anterior

B.) cranial

C.) caudal

D.) ventral 

B.) cranial