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Medical Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Medical Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: ANALOGIES

Look at the relationship of the first two words, then figure out which vocabulary word fits best in the second set.

  1. eye : astigmatism :: spine : _____
  2. throat : uvula :: tongue : _____
  3. brain : synapses :: teeth : _____
  4. water : edema :: blood : _____
  5. air : aerobic :: artificial : _____

Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD

Read each question and circle the correct answer.

  1. If you're retaining water and your fingers are swollen, the doctor will most likely diagnose
    1. edema.
    2. malocclusion.
    3. dyslexia.
    4. astigmatism.
  2. If you fall down and hit your knee and it turns black and blue, you have a(n)
    1. allergen.
    2. contusion.
    3. epidermis.
    4. prosthesis.
  3. If you're taking more than one medication at a time, your doctor may tell you it's
    1. abdominal.
    2. cartilage.
    3. contraindicated.
    4. medial.
  4. Your gag reflex is often associated with your
    1. frenulum.
    2. keratin.
    3. synapses.
    4. uvula.
  5. You might have back pain if you have
    1. aerobic.
    2. ganglion.
    3. hematoma.
    4. scoliosis.

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

On the lines below, write a story about visiting your doctor using at least ten of the vocabulary words in this lesson. Make sure you use the correct form of the word.

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

Read each clue and figure out which vocabulary word goes into each space in the puzzle.

In The Doctors Office Medical Terms

abdominal dyslexia malocclusion
aerobic edema medial
allergen epidermis prosthesis
astigmatism frenulum scoliosis
cartilage ganglion synapses
contraindicated hematoma uvula
contusion keratin

Answers

Activity 1: ANALOGIES

  1. scoliosis
  2. frenulum
  3. malocclusion
  4. hematoma
  5. prosthesis

Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. d

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

There are no right or wrong answers for this activity. However, you may wish to have a family member, friend, or teacher review your response and give feedback.

Activity 4: CROSS-A-WORD

In The Doctors Office Medical Terms

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