Incomplete, irregular, and rapid contraction of the atria between 350 and 500 times per minute
Inflammation of the small sac of fluid that cushions and lubricates a joint
The iron-containing pigment of red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues
Allergic skin reaction that causes itchy, red, elevated patches
urticaria (also called "hives")
Structures found in the retina that aid in distinguishing shadows
Continuous tube from the mouth to the anus
General term for the male and female sex cells, called an ovum in females and sperm in males
Bacteria that live normally in and on the body
A condition of insufficient blood-clotting cells is referred to as:
Urine flows through the urinary system in which order?
Kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, urethral meatus
The point at which an impulse is transmitted from one neuron to another is:
Touching someone without permission is called:
Assault and Battery
Blood flows from the heart's right ventricle into the:
Gas exchange in the lungs occurs in one-celled air sacs called:
The following are all segments of the large intestine except the:
Before referring a patient to another facility, a medical assistant should be sure to verify the patient's:
Calcium, potassium, and sodium are all classified as:
Adipose tissue is made of:
The prefix brady (as in bradycardia) means:
In the periodic table, K is the symbol for:
Korotkoff sounds are evaluated when:
Determining blood pressure
A cystoscope is most commonly used by a specialist in:
When washing hands, the three most important factors include:
Friction, soap and warm running water
A medical procedure cannot be performed on a patient until the doctor obtains __________________.
A paramedic informs the medical assistant that a patient has had a cardiac arrest. What does this mean?
sudden stoppage of the heartbeat
A 17 year old woman who is married arrives at the emergency department of a hospital with an injured arm. Who must consent to any treatment since this patient is a minor?
What is the first step in treating a chemical burn of the skin?
Flush area with water
The pharmaceutical abbreviation "qid" means ____________________.
four times a day
The pharmaceutical abbreviation "bid" means _____________________.
twice a day
Making a note in one file that a paper is in another file is called ________________.
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