Ultimate Medical Vocabulary Quiz

name these random medical diseases, professions, pandemics, procedures, etc.
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Last updated: February 6, 2021
First submittedFebruary 4, 2021
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The Inability to regulate blood sugar and insulin
Diabetes
Disease of kings, caused by high uric acid, which can result in big toe pain, defective metabolism, and arthritis
Gout
The most common form of dementia
Alzheimer's
Chronic joint pain and inflammation
Arthritis
Less severe version of autism
Asperger's
Mood disorder, defined by periods of high energy. Alternating with depression
Bipolar Disorder
Learning disability which impairs reading ability
Dyslexia
Neurological Disorder which causes seizures
Epilepsy
Inflammation of the brain, caused by infection or an allergic reaction
Encephalitis
Inflammation of the gums
Gingivitis
Immunodeficiency caused by HIV
AIDS
Blood or bone marrow cancer that causes an increase in white blood cells, in which an increased number of immature or abnormal leukocytes are formed
Leukemia
Yellowed skin or eyes, potentially caused by liver disease
Jaundice
Tropical, mosquito-borne, parasitic disease that affects an estimated 20 million people per year
Malaria
Having a BMI ( Body Mass Index) above 30
Obesity
Curvature of the spine
Scoliosis
Bacterial, tick-borne disease causing "bulls eye" rash, fever, and other symptoms
Lyme Disease
Viral Disease declared eradicated by the WHO in 1979, causing blisters, scarring, and often death
Smallpox
Severe headache associated with nausea and sensitivity to light
Migraine
Infection of the outer eye and inner eyelid
Pink Eye
Decreased capacity of the blood to carry oxygen, often caused by iron deficiency
Anemia
One of the 3 types of plague, killed up to 60% of Europe's population in the 14th century
Bubonic Plague
Tingling in the wrist often caused by repetitive mouse and keyboard actions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mosquito-borne tropical fever with a characteristic rash. Also known as "Breakbone Fever"
Dengue Fever
A viral Hemorrhagic disease that affects humans and primates. Spread through bodily fluids that killed about 10,000 in Africa in 2013-15
Ebola
Loosely-defined chronic pain syndrome
Fibromyalgia
viral infection of the liver caused by a wide variety of diseases ranging from viruses to alcoholism
Hepatitis
AKA "Spanish Flu, an outbreak of this in 1918 killed 3% of the world's population
Influenza
Illness in which blood vessels become inflamed. Named after a Japanese doctor
Kawasaki Syndrome
Bacterial disease that causes extreme muscle spasms. AKA "lockjaw"
Tetanus
Common Name for Bovine Spongiform Encepholpathy
Mad Cow Disease
The inability to control sleep-wake cycles
Narcolepsy
Causes the need to repeatedly wash ones hands or check if the door is locked
OCD
A nearly eradicated viral disease with just 200 new cases in 2020. Causes paralysis
Poliomyelitis
Paralysis of all 4 limbs
Quadriplegia
Reactivation of the Chicken Pox Virus (Varicella) later in life
Shingles
Formerly known as "Consumption" because of how the bacterial virus consumes the body over time
Tuberculosis
A break in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine causing an open sore. Ex: Peptic ____
Ulcer
Condition that makes it seem like things are spinning when they aren't
Vertigo
Spread by mosquitoes, named after an African River
West Nile
A genetic condition of having an extra male chromosome
XYY
Another mosquito borne tropical fever spread by Aedes mosquitoes. Causes jaundice
Yellow Fever
Mosquito-borne tropical illness that can cause birth defects, mainly children being born with smaller heads
Zika Virus
A skin condition occurring mainly in teenagers. Caused by hair follicles plugged with oil and dead skin cells
Acne
A harmless skin blemish that's present when, or develops soon after a baby is borne
Birthmark
The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in the body
Cancer
An outdated term that was used to describe early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Dementia
A term used to describe an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy
Fatigue
A condition that occurs when damaged body tissue dies
Gangrene
A genetic disorder impairing the body's ability to produce blood clots
Hemophelia
Another word for patella
Kneecap
An ancient disfiguring disease that stigmatized and patients were outcasts
Leprosy
Blood-producing substances in bones
Marrow
An area of irritated or swollen skin
Rash
Disease caused by vitamin C deficiency
Scurvy
Another word for Coccyx
Tailbone
A controversial shot given to stimulate antibodies and provide immunity
Vaccine
Bodily organ where offspring are conceived and gestate before birth
Womb
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One of the 2 male chromosomes
X Chromosome
A genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue
Marfan Syndrome
A respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs
Asthma
An autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fatigue and exhaustion of muscles
Myasthenia Gravis
The formation of pouches within the bowel wall
Diverticulitis
A chronic degenerative disease in which normal liver cells are damaged and are then replaced by scar tissue
Cirrhosis
An abnormal collection of air or gas in the pleural spece
Pneumothorax
Removal of the glands or tumors in the glands behind your thyroid
Parathyroidectomy
Disease that often causes internal and external bleeding as the disease progresses
Hemorrhagic Fever
Difficulty emptying the bowels
Constipation
An abnormal buildup of cerebrospinalfluid
Hydrocephalus
A hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands. It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus
Cystic Fibrosis
A disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by vomiting
Bulimia Nervosa
Spread through contaminated water, results in severe diarrhea and vomiting
Cholera
Relatively common Bacterial STI
Gonorrhea
Illness caused by Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever or "kissing disease"
Infectious Mononucleosis
Prion disease endemic to Papua, New Guinea.
Kuru
Virus also known as the "winter vomiting bug" named after Norwalk, Ohio
Norovirus
Infection of the middle ear, caused by a variety of infectious agents
Otitis Media
Rare Bacterial disease spread by domestic animals
Q Fever
Fungal disease endemic to the southwestern U.S
Valley Fever
Not malignant
Benign
Surgeon's knife
Scalpel
The removal of tissue to make a diagnosis
Biopsy
The process of using a machine to remove toxins in people with kidney dysfunction
Dialysis
Any substance that increases production of urine
Diuretic
A substance that is produced in the liver and stored in the gall bladder
Bile
Medical outlook; odds of survival
Prognosis
Childhood virus causing swollen salivary glands
Mumps
Genus of bacteria that causes typhoid
Salmonella
Type of microbe which causes "jock itch"
Yeast
Type of Meningitis associated with contaminated steroid injections
Fungal
Common bacterial cause of severe sore throat
Streptococcus
1st noted to cause epidemic of pneumonia among veterans in Philadelphia
Legionnaire's Disease
A blood clot in the lung that has moved from somewhere else in the body
Pulmonary Embolism
Removal of the gall bladder
Cholecystectomy
Symptoms due to elevated androgens in females
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
When the stomach is separated into 2 pouches, and the small intestine is connected to both
Gastric Bypass Surgery
The inability of the liver to perform its normal function. AKA Liver failure
Hepatic Insufficiency
Inflammation of the fibrous sack surrounding the heart
Pericarditis
Removing 2 lobes of the lung
Bilobectomy
The removal of a small renal tumor while preserving the remaining kidney
Partial Nephrectomy
Inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord, caused by a bacterial infection
Bacterial Meningitis
Surgery to stop blood from flowing the wrong way through a passage in your heart
Mitral Valve Replacement
Quivering or irregular heartbeat
Atrial Fibrillation
Technique that allows passage through the nose to operate on areas of the brain and the top of the spine
Endonasal Endoscopy
Abnormal accumulation of mucin, causing distention of the appendix
Appendiceal Mucocele
Another word for bruise
Contusion
Prefix that means "Related to the heart"
Cardio
Death of tissue
Necrosis
A pea-sized gland that regulates growth
Pituitary Gland
The hormone that absorbs blood sugar
Insulin
Cosmetic procedure of removing fat from the body
Liposuction
Sound waves with a frequency too high to be heard. Used for medical imaging
Ultrasound
To stick a tube into someone's trachea to help them breathe
Intubation
Prefix that means "Related to the kidney"
Renal
A viral disease historically known as "Hydrophobia". Lethal disease causing fear of water, delirium, and encephalitis. Common with dog or bat bite
Rabies
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Level 38
Dec 28, 2021
No consistency in the answers. There are some that use the eponym and others that require the clinical name (Valley Fever, pink eye). Hemophilia is spelt wrong (hemophelia in the quiz). Symptoms of elevated androgens in females is virilization, not PCOS (PCOS is a diagnosis, not a symptom). One of the two male chromosomes did not accept the "Y chromosome." Also, did not accept mononucleosis alone. Very non-specific with the description for marfan syndrome (dozens of diseases that fit that description). Worst of all, accepted 'womb' as an answer, but not uterus. Who wrote this quiz?