EMT Chapter 5

Total Word Count: 317
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"Chondro" in the word chondritis means:

Cartilage

"Gastro" in the word "gastroenteritis" means:

Stomach

Myo in the word myocardtis means

Muscle

A 5 year old boy has fallen and has a severe deformity of the forearm near the wrist. He as possibly sustained a fracture of the __________ forearm.

distal

A diabetic patient has polydipsia. This means that she:

is excessively thirsty

A patient has fractured both femurs Anatomically, these injuries would be describes as being:

bilateral

After applying a tourniquet, the injury from a patient’s leg stops bleeding. This is called:

Hemostasis

An intoxicated 40 year old male is found lying face down. How would you document his body position?

Prone

EMTs should have a strong working knowledge of medical terminology in order to:

Communicate effectively with other members of the health care team.

In relation to the chest, the back is :

Posterior

The ______ of the heart is the inferior portion of the ventricles.

Apex

The meaning "around" can have which of the following prefixes?

Peri- and circum-

The root "mealan/o" means:

black

The suffix "-pathy" means:

Disease

The term "pericardiocentesis" means:

The removal of fluid from around the heart

The topographic term used to describe the location of body parts that are closer toward the mid line of the body is:

Medial

Which of the following suffixes mean "pertaining to’

-al and -ic

Which of the following suffixes mean "two"?

dipl- and bi-

You are transporting a 67 year old female to the hospital for investigation of abdominal pain. The patients care record indicated a history of AAA. what is the abbreviation for ?

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

You are transporting a 66 year old patient with a history of heart problems. The patient chart indicates that he has hepatomegaly. The root of the term indicates that:

The problem is with the patients liver

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