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Medical Terminology Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

Have you been puzzled about how medics keep up with the ever-growing medical terminologies that seem more complex than even the brain itself?

Let's bust those myths with our medical terminology trivia fun facts. Brace up for a surprise!


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Jaundice is the word that is used to describe the yellowing of the skin or eyes. This normally happens as a side effect when red blood cells start breaking down. This often happens to dialysis patients.'

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Isis is a suffix used to describe inflammation of a particular area. For example, nephritis is inflammation of the kidney.

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The clavicle is the name of the long bones at the top of the torso. While most long bones in the body lie vertically (humerus, femur, etc.), the clavicle is the only long bone in the body that lies horizontally.

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You can find bones that are called "phalanges" in both the hands and feet. While the wrist is made up of carpals and the hand bones are what you'd call metacarpals, the bones in the actual fingers are phalanges.

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Anatomy is the study of the human body. It is often paired with physiology, the study of how the body functions.

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When it comes to a headache, most people have a hard time pinpoint where the exact source of the pain is. Cephalgia is the medical term for a headache that can be described as any pain in the head.

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The suffix -ose is used to describe sugars and these three are all sugars that you'd see consumed and broken down by the human body. Lactose is milk sugar, fructose is fruit sugar, and glucose is the main sugar and the only one used by the brain.

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Cardio- is the prefix used to describe matters related to the heart. For example, a cardiologist is heart doctor while cardiovascular is a term that is used to describe the blood vessels branching to and from the heart.

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A dermatologist is a doctor that works with the skin. These doctors work with diagnosing conditions or diseases and might also work to do cosmetic procedures on patients.

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Integumentary is a long word that is used to describe the system of organs that include the skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands.

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