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1
Anatomy is a term, which means the study of _____.
A)physiology
B)morphology
C)cell functions
D)human functions
2
The study dealing with the explanations of how an organ works would be an example of _____.
A)anatomy
B)cytology
C)teleology
D)physiology
3
The process of turning molecules that are ingested into forms that are compatible with the organism is _____.
A)digestion
B)absorption
C)assimilation
D)circulation
4
The exchanging of gases for the purpose of producing energy is called _____.
A)breathing
B)respiration
C)circulation
D)responsiveness
5
The removal of a compound that the body no longer requires is called _____.
A)secretion
B)excretion
C)movement
D)digestion
6
When a nurse takes someone's temperature, they are directly assessing a _____.
A)metabolic activity
B)sign of illness
C)vital sign
D)core temperature
7
The following are essential needs of the body except which one?
A)water
B)chemicals
C)set point
D)pressure
8
The force that water exerts on a system is referred to as the ________.
A)hydrophilic factor
B)hydrostatic pressure
C)atmospheric pressure
D)osmotic pressure
9
The transportation of heat in the body is mainly a property of the _____ it contains.
A)food
B)oxygen
C)water
D)pressure
10
The process in which cells and organisms are able to maintain a stable balance of internal and external substances and forces is called _____.
A)equilibrium
B)adaptation
C)adjustment
D)homeostasis
11
Which of the following is an example of a normal homeostatic event?
A)sweating during a test
B)shivering when it is cold
C)developing a headache
D)muscle strain
12
The following are examples of homeostatic parameters or body values except which one?
A)heart rate
B)blood pressure
C)blood glucose levels
D)insulin production
13
A decrease in blood glucose that causes the inhibition of insulin is an example of _____.
A)positive feedback
B)negative feedback
C)abnormal function
D)the action of glucagon
14
The following is an example of positive feedback:
A)glucagon raises blood sugar
B)insulin lowers blood glucose
C)a temperature of 100.2° F causes a further increase
D)100.1° F is followed by 98.6° F
15
A system is defined as a group of _____ that function together.
A)cells
B)tissues
C)molecules
D)organs
16
The structures called _____ are intracellular areas with specific living functions.
A)inclusions
B)organs
C)organelles
D)macromolecules
17
Proteins and carbohydrates are classified as _____.
A)macromolecules
B)microbes
C)organelles
D)atoms
18
Which of the following is not part of the axial body?
A)head
B)arm
C)neck
D)trunk
19
Simple squamous epithelium is a _____ term.
A)tissue
B)cell
C)organ
D)pathology
20
The _____ separates the thoracic from abdominal cavities.
A)pelvis
B)rib cage
C)diaphragm
D)peritoneum
21
Which of the following does not apply to the dorsal cavity?
A)brain
B)vertebral canal
C)spinal cord
D)stomach
22
The heart lies specifically in the _____ space.
A)thoracic cavity
B)mediastinum
C)abdominal cavity
D)pleural cavity
23
The orbital cavity would contain the _____.
A)eyes
B)nasal septum
C)brain
D)teeth
24
The following are correct cavity terms except which one?
A)oral
B)nasal
C)frontal
D)middle ear
25
Another name for the cavity in the front or belly side is _____ .
A)dorsal
B)ventral
C)abdominopelvic
D)vertebral
26
The _____ membranes surround the lungs.
A)pericardial
B)mediastinal
C)pleural
D)peritoneal
27
Which of the following would not be covered by visceral peritoneum?
A)heart
B)stomach
C)intestines
D)liver
28
The following are sinus areas except which one?
A)frontal
B)maxillary
C)ethmoid
D)cranial
29
The _____ system plays a role in moving fluids, wastes, and bones?
A)skeletal
B)integumentary
C)muscular
D)nervous
30
The skin belongs to the _____ system.
A)nervous
B)integumentary
C)circulatory
D)muscular
31
Integration and coordination are properties of the _____ system of organs.
A)nervous
B)circulatory
C)excretory
D)muscular
32
Hormones are chemicals of the _____ system that affect target areas.
A)cardiovascular
B)endocrine
C)exocrine
D)nervous
33
Which of the following is not a major part of the endocrine system?
A)pituitary
B)thyroid
C)brain
D)adrenal
34
Which of the following is not a respiratory organ?
A)trachea
B)bronchi
C)esophagus
D)larynx
35
Parts of the pharynx belong to the _____ and digestive systems.
A)respiratory
B)circulatory
C)nervous
D)skeletal
36
The larynx is a term in the _____ system.
A)integumentary
B)respiratory
C)digestive
D)nervous
37
The _____ system returns tissue fluids to the heart.
A)circulatory
B)lymphatic
C)integumentary
D)histologic
38
The function of the _____ is to remove soluble wastes from the body.
A)lungs
B)gastrointestinal tract
C)kidneys
D)skin
39
The following are components of the excretory system except which one?
A)lungs
B)large intestine
C)integument
D)salivary glands
40
The bulbourethral glands would be found in the _____ system.
A)reproductive
B)excretory
C)circulatory
D)endocrine
41
A tumor on top of the head would be on the _____ surface.
A)inferior
B)superior
C)medial
D)lateral
42
The navel is located on the _____ surface.
A)cranial
B)ventral
C)dorsal
D)inferior
43
The wrist is _____ to the fingers with respect to the elbow.
A)distal
B)inferior
C)superior
D)proximal
44
The wrist is the most _____ part of the hand region.
A)proximal
B)distal
C)superior
D)inferior
45
A medial tumor on the head could be on the _____.
A)ear
B)cheeks
C)nose
D)eye
46
The arms lie on the _____ surface of the trunk.
A)medial
B)lateral
C)distal
D)posterior
47
A _____ section divides the body into right and left.
A)coronal
B)transverse
C)sagittal
D)frontal
48
A _____ section divides an organ into top and bottom.
A)sagittal
B)oblique
C)coronal
D)transverse
49
Which of the following is the same as inguinal?
A)epigastric
B)hypochondriac
C)lumbar
D)iliac
50
The lower ribs are located in the _____ region.
A)lumbar
B)epigastric
C)hypogastric
D)hypochondriac
51
The central abdominal area is the _____ region.
A)iliac
B)hypogastric
C)peritoneal
D)umbilical
52
A _____ fracture occurred in the elbow area.
A)dorsum
B)buccal
C)carpal
D)cubital
53
The forearm is a/an _____ area.
A)antecubital
B)antebrachial
C)cephalic
D)crural
54
A _____ fracture occurred in the hip area.
A)gluteal
B)lumbar
C)costal
D)coxal
55
A mental tumor could be one in the _____.
A)brain
B)thigh
C)lower jaw
D)leg
56
A cervical lesion could be on the uterus or _____.
A)neck
B)cheek
C)armpit
D)abdomen
57
A headache is an example of a _____ pain.
A)celiac
B)femoral
C)cephalic
D)gluteal







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