Medical English Vocabulary Quiz – ESL / TEFL
Medical Terminology Lesson 2 - Jessica Gray
Test your students’ knowledge with this medical English vocabulary quiz.
Answers at the bottom.
Medical English Vocabulary Quiz
- The hospital department that specialises in the treatment of bones and muscles.
- What is the name of the doctor who induces unconsciousness in patients?
- What hospital department deals with samples?
- What is the name of the person who gives medicine and fills prescriptions?
- What is a pressure mattress?
- What is gauze used for?
- What kind of patient would need a bedpan?
- How are syringes disposed of safely?
- A long robe worn by a patient is called a gown / gloves.
- What is the name of a sharp knife used in surgery?
- Holding tissue together with stitches is called suture / clamp.
- The surgical removal of tissue or tumours is known as what?
- After an operation, patients are placed in which room?
- A patient who is in a state of unconsciousness for a long period of time is described as being in a what?
- What is the name of the heart condition where fatty material gathers in the arteries and hardens the walls?
- What is the name of the procedure that opens up an artery with a balloon and inflates it?
- What is a staph infection?
- What is the name of the station where patients are divided into groups depending on the gravity of their injuries?
- What type of fracture is most common amongst children?
- What is the function of the pituitary gland?
- What is needlestick?
- What kills bacteria in the body?
- If someone has a contagious disease you may have to __________them.
- What does C.P.R. stand for?
- What is the name of the medical emergency whereby the circulatory system is unable to supply oxygen to the body?
- What do these acronyms stand for - QID, PRN, TID and QH?
- What do they words mean – BP, WNL, o/e, T and HR?
- What is the name of the medical procedure that involves sending a camera into the colon?
- What is the name of a liquid which kills bacteria and microorganisms?
- What is the name of the upper chamber in the heart that receives blood from the veins?
- What are some of the symptoms of migraine?
- Name 4 treatments for tissue change caused by the Human Papilloma Virus?
- What is the difference between refractory and recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma?
- Some adult cancers are linked to lifestyle. Can you name some ways in which you can reduce your risk of contracting cancer?
- What would you recommend for a patient to do who has just been diagnosed with depression?
- What are some of the causes of eczema?
- Coal Tar, Moisturisers, Light therapy, Methotrexate, Retinoids, Cyclosporine and Biologic therapies are some of the options used to treat what disease?
- What tools can a physician use to help diagnose osteoarthritis?
- What parts of the body does Rheumatoid arthritis affect?
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects more men than women. True or false?
TEFL Medical Vocabulary Quiz
Medical English Vocabulary Quiz Answers
- A pressure mattress is designed to prevent, manage or treat bed ulcers.
- Gauze is a thin fabric which is used to wrap wounds and staunch bleeding.
- Any disease or surgery that confines a patient to a bed would need a bedpan.
- They are put in a biohazard waste container.
- Recovery room
- A staph infection is an illness caused by the bacteria staphylococcus
- Triage station
- The pituitary gland secretes hormones that control growth, sexual functions and blood pressure
- Needlestick injuries occur when needles puncture the skin accidentally
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- QID – four times a day, PRN – given as needed, TID – three times a day, QH – every hour
- BP – blood pressure, WNL – within normal limits, o/e – on examination, T – temperature, HR – heartbeat rate
- Pounding headache, sensitivity to light, dizziness, fatigue, paleness, blurred vision or nausea.
- Time (it might go away on its own), Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), Cryotherapy or Conization.
- Refractory disease is when the disease does not respond to therapy. Recurrent disease means that the cancer has come back after treatment.
- Quit smoking, drink less alcohol, eat plenty of fruit and veg, do exercise, lose weight and go for regular screening.
- Students’ own answers.
- Genetics, environment, abnormalities in the immune systems and activities that make the skin more sensitive.
- Physical examination, Arthroscopy, X-ray and Arthrocentesis.
- The lungs, joints and heart.
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