69+ Medical Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What is the first priority in a trauma code?
Airway
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Who discovered the smallpox vaccine?
Edward Jenner
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What does the "CAT" in CAT scan stand for?
Computerized Axial Tomography
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What do the letters "EEG" stand for?
Electroencephalogram
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What is another name for "varicella"?
Chickenpox
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On a prescription medication, what does the abbreviation b.i.d. mean?
Twice A Day
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What condition is characterized by a stiff neck and fever?
Meningitis
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What is the term used to describe the inflammation of the brain?
Encephalitis
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Where was the first heart transplant performed in 1967?
South Africa
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Typically, where in the heart is a pacemaker located?
Right Atrium
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Which medical term means vomiting?
Emesis
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Triskaidekaphobia is the term for the fear of which number?
13
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The average heart beats how many times per minute?
72
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Something that is toward the end or away from the center of the body can also be called what?
Distal
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What is pruritus?
Itching
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Jaundice produces yellow pigmentation from which substance?
Bilirubin
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What type of birthmark is also called a stork bite?
Salmon Patches
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Cephalgia is a medical term for what malady?
Headache
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What does "BMI" stand for?
Body Mass Index
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Where is the axillary temperature taken?
Armpit
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What did psychologist Carl Jung develop?
The Archetype
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What are the hair-like projections on the outside of cells called?
Cilia
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Pes planus refers to which condition?
Flat Feet
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How many pairs of ribs are in a typical human body?
12
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Medical Trivia

A “medical” may refer to an examination performed in America by a health practitioner to assess a person’s state physical health or fitness. That said, this term is also defined by the science or practice of medicine. Find out more about specific conditions, prescriptions, and surgical operations in the following medical trivia questions and answers.

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