EMT Chapter6

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A by-product of involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation is:


A patient has a blood pressure of 130/70 mm Hg. The "130" in this measurement represents:

ventricular contraction.

A patient has a large accumulation of blood in the sac surrounding the heart. Which type of shock would this condition cause?


Bile is produced by the liver and concentrated and stored in the:


If a patient’s chest barely moves during inhalation, even if the patient’s respiratory rate is normal, you should suspect that:

minute volume is decreased

Large amounts of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) are generated when:

the cells function with adequate oxygen.

Pathophysiology is the study of the functional changes that occur when the body reacts to a particular:


The ___________ is made up of the maxilla and zygoma, as well as the frontal bone of the cranium.


The ____________ is a muscular dome that forms the inferior boundary of the thorax, separating the thorax from the abdomen.


The brain connects to the spinal cord through a large opening at the base of the skull called the:

foramen magnum.

The central nervous system is composed of the:

brain and spinal cord.

The waste products of aerobic metabolism include:

carbon dioxide and water.

Urine is transported from the kidneys to the urinary bladder via the:


What happens when blood volume is lost from the body?

The arteries contract to increase the blood pressure.

What is the function of the fallopian tubes?

To transport a mature egg to the uterus

Which of the following is NOT a function of the skin?

Metabolic coordination

Which of the following is NOT true of the lymphatic system?

Its vessels closely parallel the major arteries in the body.

Which of the following structures does NOT contain smooth muscle?

Skeletal system

Which of the following systems is responsible for releasing hormones that regulate body activities?


Which organ lies in the lateral and posterior portion of the left upper quadrant of the abdomen?


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