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Medicine and Anatomy by Letter - A

Answer these questions about the human body, disease, and the field of medicine. All answers start with the letter A!
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Last updated: April 25, 2020
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The joint between the leg and the foot
Ankle
The large tendon above the heel that allows the calf muscles to move the foot
Achilles tendon
A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
Artery
The minuscule sacs in the lungs where gas exchange takes place
Alveoli
The name of the two 'upper'' chambers of the heart, where blood first enters
Atrium
A body part that is attached to the large intestine, but serves no purpose
Appendix
The largest blood vessel in the human body
Aorta
The small chemical compounds that, when linked together, form proteins
Amino acids
A kind of medicine that can be used to stop bacterial infections
Antibiotics
Used during surgery to make the patiënt 'go under' and not feel pain
Anesthesia
The brand name of acetylsalicylic acid, a very common painkiller
Aspirin
A hormone that one can get a 'rush' of in exciting or dangerous situations
Adrenaline
A surgical procedure in which a body part such as an arm or foot is removed
Amputation
The long extension of nerve cells through which signals travel to next cells
Axon
A condition characterized by memory loss
Amnesia
Chemical that is mainly produced in mitochondria and stores energy
ATP
A condition in which the patient suffers from attacks of shortness of breath
Asthma
An overreaction of the immune system to harmless foods or substances
Allergy
A weak point in the wall of a blood vessel that can burst, often in the brain
Aneurysm
Leading cause of dementia, causes progressive damage to brain function in the elderly
Alzheimer's Disease
A condition that can cause fatigue due to a low amount of red blood cells in the blood
Anemia
Disease made famous by the Ice Bucket Challenge, notably affected Stephen Hawking
ALS
10 Comments
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Level 78
Apr 25, 2020
The disease which afflicted Prof Hawking is more commonly called motorneurone disease.
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Level 68
Apr 25, 2020
I'm not sure if MND is the 'more common' term for the disease, I've heard it called Lou Gehrigs but never motor neurone disease. That aside, they both don't start with an A so they shouldn't count for this quiz
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Level 59
Feb 27, 2024
Seems like ALS is a particular form of MND. Outside the US it seems more common to use the term MND rather than the specific form of the disease, at least outside of the medical profession.
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Level 86
Apr 16, 2021
That's very good, it should be featured...

You should accept auricle for atrium though.

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Level 64
Nov 4, 2023
Auricles are extensions of the atria, and not considered part of the chambers themselves
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Level 69
Aug 29, 2021
Great quiz. Spotlighted!!
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Level 24
Apr 18, 2022
I'm surprised the least guessed word was axon. I'm sure they were demonstrated in biology during grades 4-6
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Level 78
Sep 17, 2022
Good quiz. Nominated!
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Level 59
Feb 27, 2024
maybe change the question on aspirin to the first brand name or some such as there are lots of other brand names for aspirin such as anadin or aspro.
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Level 59
Feb 27, 2024
I don't think that amnesia is a condition characterised by memory loss. Rather amnesia is memory loss and has a variety of causes.