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Medical Terminology A-Z

Name the medical terms described below.
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Last updated: May 27, 2020
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A
A skin condition caused by hair follicles plugged with oil and dead skin cells
Acne
B
A harmless skin blemish that’s present when, or develops soon after, a baby is born
Birthmark
C
The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body
Cancer
D
An outdated term that was used to describe early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Dementia
E
A deadly disease affecting humans and primates located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa
Ebola
F
A term used to describe an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy
Fatigue
G
A condition that occurs when damaged body tissue dies
Gangrene
H
Genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to make blood clots
Hemophilia
I
Acronym for area of hospital designated for seriously ill patients
ICU
J
A condition that can turn skin and eyes yellow
Jaundice
K
Another word for the patella
Kneecap
L
Ancient disfiguring disease that was stigmatized and patients were outcasts
Leprosy
M
Blood producing substance in bones
Marrow
N
A sleep disorder
Narcolepsy
O
Medical practice specializing in childbirth and pregnant women
Obstetrics
P
Medical practice specializing in child health
Paediatric
Q
Slang word for a doctor
Quack
R
An area of irritated or swollen skin
Rash
S
Disease caused by vitamin C deficiency
Scurvy
T
Another word for the coccyx
Tailbone
U
An open sore in the stomach, esophagus or small intestine
Ulcer
V
A controversial shot given to stimulate antibodies and provide immunity
Vaccine
W
Bodily organ where offspring are conceived and gestate before birth
Womb
X
One of the two male chromosomes
X Chromosome
Y
A viral infection spread by the Aedes mosquito
Yellow Fever
Z
Viral disease spread by mosquitoes that can cause birth defects
Zika
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Level 28
May 27, 2020
Could you allow paediatric for paediatrics? Overall, good quiz, got 12
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Level 45
May 27, 2020
Thanks! Corrected.
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Level 58
Jul 8, 2020
how are vaccines ******* controversial?
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Level 45
Jul 8, 2020
I live in the U.S. and unfortunately, some people here have made the use of vaccines controversial. I have a Masters degree in Public Health and fully support the use of vaccines.
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Level 65
Dec 15, 2021
I think you should allow way more spelling errors. i.e. obstetrician of obstetrics, or just obstet. Narc for Narcolepsy. Lepr for Leprocy. I could not spell Hemophilia. I tried Hemophelia.
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Level 51
Dec 28, 2022
"Quack" isn't a slang term for a doctor (the way you have it worded implies that it can be used interchangeably). It's a term used to describe someone who doesn't know what they're doing or promotes junk science. You could say slang word for a bad doctor maybe...