The answer was the tough sac surrounding the heart
The answer was cardiologist
The answer was electrocardiogram
The answer was abnormally slow heart rate
The answer was erythrocytes
The answer was phlebitis
The answer was myocardial infarct
The answer was phlebotomist
The answer was stenosis
The answer was a tumor of blood vessels
So, you picked a tumor of blood vessels, right? Hema = blood, angio = vessel, -oma = tumor of.
The next to last question might have been pretty challenging too, because of similarities in word structure. That was intentional! A myocardial infarct is permanent damage or death of heart muscle due to blocked blood flow in a coronary artery. The wrong choices were:
Angina pectoris = the pain associated with a reduced blood flow (ischemia) or a myocardial infarct.
Cardiomyopathy = a general term for abnormalities of heart muscle of various causes, but not a myocardial infarct.
Cardiomegaly = an enlarged heart.
Myocarditis = inflammation of heart muscle.
From now on quizzes will be CUMULATIVE. You can’t forget what you have already learned! You have to keep reinforcing what you know while you add to your database of new words. Remember, the ultimate goal is being able to respond to more of those challenge questions, that is, figuring out words you have never seen by being able to put together roots, prefixes and suffixes in new combinations.
If you were disappointed in your quiz results, don’t get discouraged. Back up, review the circulatory material again, take the quiz again. You WILL do better! If this quiz gave you heartburn, get relief at Hadi’s Medical Cartoon Page.
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