Medical Assisting Review Passing The CMA RMA, & Other Exams 5th Ed By Jahangir Moini – Exam Bank



Medical Assisting Review Passing The CMA RMA, & Other Exams 5th Ed By Jahangir Moini – Exam Bank



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Practice Exam 1

1.  Which of the following is the primary benefit of numeric filing?
  1. Patient confidentiality is preserved
    B.  Only the patients’ names must be shown on the labels of the files
    C.  Files may be stored either vertically or horizontally
    D.  Color-coding is not necessary
    E.  Less storage space is required


2.  If a patient is unresponsive, which of the following should be assessed first?
  1. Blood pressure
    B.  Pulse
    C.  Pupils
    D.  Muscle tone
    E.  Respiration


3.  The receptionist who is responsible for opening the medical office must arrive how long before office hours begin?
  1. 45 to 60 minutes
    B.  30 to 45 minutes
    C.  15 to 20 minutes
    D.  5 to 10 minutes
    E.  More than 60 minutes


4.  Which of the following information is obtained from a completed daysheet?
  1. Credit bureau accounts
    B.  Annual gross income of a medical practice
    C.  Amount in a petty cash fund
    D.  Accounts receivable data
    E.  Withheld payroll taxes


5.  Which of the following organisms commonly causes toxic shock syndrome?
  1. Myconacterium leprae
    B.  Staphylococcus aureus
    C.  Haemophilus ducreyi
    D.  Neisseria meningitides
    E.  Neisseria gonorrhoeae


6.  Which of the following white blood cells is the smallest in size?
  1. Eosinophils
    B.  Monocytes
    C.  Basophils
    D.  Neutrophils
    E.  Lymphocytes


7.  A patient must pay $400 per year for medical expenses before the insurance company will begin to cover any expenses. Which of the following terms describes this payment?
  1. Premium
    B.  Fee-for-service
    C.  Co-payment
    D.  Coinsurance
    E.  Deductible


8.  Pulmonary arteries
  1. Send blood toward the heart
    B.  Transfer oxygenated blood away from the heart
    C.  Transfer low-oxygen blood to the lungs
    D.  Are very small vessels that connect with veins
    E.  Transfer blood to the brain


9.  Which of the following is the most effective way to educate new patients about office policies?
  1. Distribute patient information booklets
    B.  Distribute office procedure manuals
    C.  Distribute videotapes
    D.  Distribute newsletters
    E.  Make appointments for formal patient orientation sessions


10. The term cryptorchidism means?
  1. Inflammation of the penis
    B.  Undescended testicle
    C.  Ligation of the vas deferens
    D.  Herniation of the scrotum
    E.  Decreased sperm count


11.  When collecting a specimen for throat culture, a medical assistant should swab which of the following structures?
  1. Gums
    B.  Pharynx
    C.  Tongue
    D.  Buccal mucosa
    E.  Hard palate


12.  Which of the following is the most appropriate study to detect breast abscesses?
  1. Stereoscopy
    B.  Thermography
    C.  Myelography
    D.  MUGA scan
    E.  MRI


13.  A disadvantage of single-entry bookkeeping is that it
  1. Is the most expensive system to set up
    B.  Is hard to learn
    C.  Makes errors hard to spot
    D.  Is time-consuming
    E.  Is very rare in medical practices


14.  A scheduling method in which patients sign in and are seen on a first-come, first-served basis is known as which of the following?
  1. Double booking
    B.  Open hours
    C.  Stream
    D.  Wave
    E.  Clustering


15.  Which of the following causes would give plasma or serum a milky appearance?
  1. Hyperlipidemia
    B.  Kidney disease
    C.  Cancer
    D.  Protein disorder
    E.  Vegetarian diet


16.  Which of the following is a type of mail service that guarantees delivery by 3:00 p.m. the following day?
  1. Certified
    B.  Priority
    C.  Express
    D.  Registered
    E.  Special delivery


17.  Which of the following words is misspelled?
  1. Nueron
    B.  Malaise
    C.  Humerus
    D.  Desiccation
    E.  Glaucoma


18.  The underlined portion of the word hypolipemia represents which of the following word parts?
  1. Prefix
    B.  Root
    C.  Suffix
    D.  Combining form
    E.  None of these


19.  Legionella pneumophila is a bacterium that is primarily intracellular and is detected by which of the following?
  1. Gram stain
    B.  Iodine
    C.  Silver stain
    D.  Crystal violet
    E.  Dark field microscopy


20.  Which of the following converts printed matter into a form that can be read by a computer?
  1. Scanner
    B.  Keyboard
    C.  Monitor
    D.  Printer
    E.  Mouse


21.  The main body part involved in the metabolism of drugs is the
  1. Stomach
    B.  Kidneys
    C.  Small intestine
    D.  Large intestine
    E.  Liver


22.  Which of the following refers to the process of determining the circumference of an infant’s head?
  1. Mensuration
    B.  Manipulation
    C.  Palpation
    D.  Auscultation
    E.  Inspection


23.   Depakene® is a type of
  1. Antipsychotic
    B.  Antidepressant
    C.  Antiepileptic
    D.  Antibiotic
    E.  Antivenereal


24.  Which of the following parts of a prescription provides directions to the pharmacist?
  1. Inscription
    B.  Subscription
    C.  Signature
    D.  Superscription
    E.  Repetatur


25.  An eye examination using a Snellen eye chart tests for which of the following?
  1. Peripheral vision
    B.  Intraocular pressure
    C.  Extraocular muscle movement
    D.  Color perception
    E.  Distance visual acuity


26.  The first cervical vertebra is the
  1. Sternum
    B.  Axis
    C.  Scapula
    D.  Atlas
    E.  Clavicle


27.  You are alone, providing CPR for a very small three-year-old child. Which of the following describes the correct technique to follow in performing chest compressions on this child?
  1. Use both hands, one on top of the other
    B.  Use the heel of one hand
    C.  Use the tips of two fingers
    D.  Use the palm and fingers of one hand
    E.  Use the tips of three fingers


28.  A record must be maintained for all drugs dispensed in the medical office that are classified in which of the following schedules?
  1. II
    B.  III
    C.  IV
    D.  All of these


29.  Who should correct an error in a patient’s chart?
  1. The medical office manager
    B.  The person who originally charted the entry
    C.  The medical records manager
    D.  The patient’s attending physician
    E.  The attorney for the practice


30.  Which of the following types of mail provides proof that a letter has been received?
  1. First-class
    B.  Certified
    C.  Priority
    D.  Bulk


31.  According to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), how often is recertification of the certified
medical assistant (CMA) credential required?
  1. Every two years
    B.  Every three years
    C.  Every five years
    D.  Every six years
    E.  Every seven years


32.  The combined contraceptive pill contains
  1. Estrogen only
    B.  Progesterone only
    C.  Both estrogen and progesterone
    D.  Progesterone and testosterone
    E.  None of these


33.  An amount that constitutes an addition to revenue is called
  1. Debit
    B.  Credit
    C.  Payables
    D.  Equity
    E.  Charge


34.  The type of listening that occurs when the medical assistant does not offer advice or give assistance is
  1. Social
    B.  Active
    C.  Emotional
    D.  Critical
    E.  Passive


35.  Which of the following is a type of memory used in computers?
  1. CPU
    B.  DOS
    C.  DPI
    D.  VDT
    E.  RAM


36.  During a surgical procedure, a cautery would be used to accomplish which of the following?
  1. Removal of contaminated tissue
    B.  Burning or cutting of tissues
    C.  Preparation of a specimen
    D.  Inspection of the wound for necrosis
    E.  Either removal of contaminated tissue or burning or cutting of tissue


37.  Which of the following parts of a prescription indicates the number of tablets to be dispensed?
  1. Subscription
    B.  Superscription
    C.  Signature
    D.  Inscription
    E.  None of these


38.  An ICD-10-CM code may contain up to how many digits?
  1. 2
    B.  3
    C.  4
    D.  7
    E.  9


39.  The sudden onset of a disease marked by intensity is described as
  1. Critical
    B.  Aplastic
    C.  Chronic
    D.  Morbid
    E.  Acute


40.  The amylase test is used for disorders related to the
  1. Heart
    B.  Brain
    C.  Pancreas
    D.  Lymphatic system
    E.  Endocrine system


41.  A substance that is released from an injured cell is called a(n)
  1. Antihistamine
    B.  Histamine
    C.  Antibiotic
    D.  Anticoagulant
    E.  Ampule


42.  To comply with Medicare guidelines, the physician must write off which of the following charges?
  1. Prevailing charges
    B.  Limiting charges
    C.  Disallowed charges
    D.  Coinsurance
    E.  Deductible


43.  Which of the following is the recommended screening test for tuberculosis?
  1. Patch
    B.  Schiller’s
    C.  Mantoux
    D.  Hemoccult
    E.  Radioallergosorbent test


44.  Distention of the pelvis and calyces of the kidney by urine is referred to as
  1. Nephrotic syndrome
    B.  Pyelonephrosis
    C.  Hydronephrosis
    D.  Polycystic renal disease
    E.  Chronic glomerulonephritis


45.  Which of the following types of medications may need to be refrigerated when stored?
  1. Nasal sprays
    B.  Antihistamine tablets
    C.  Normal saline
    D.  Antibiotics


46.  A disbursement journal is a summary of
  1. All daily transactions
    B.  Accounts paid out
    C.  Patient receipts
    D.  Refunds


47.  The physician has just arrived and several patients are waiting to be seen. Which of the following patients should the physician see first?
  1. A patient scheduled for evaluation of burning when urinating
    B.  A patient scheduled for rechecking of blood pressure
    C.  A patient scheduled for cryosurgery
    D.  A walk-in patient with a swollen ankle
    E.  A walk-in patient complaining of pain radiating to the left arm


48.  For a multipage letter, the medical assistant should use
  1. 3 inch margins
    B.  Letterhead for the first page and blank paper for all other pages
    C.  Letterhead for all pages, always
    D.  Double or triple spacing throughout
    E.  Blank paper for all pages


49.  Which of the following medications is used to treat patients with hypertension?
  1. Paroxetine (Paxil®)
    B.  Lansoprazole (Prevacid®)
    C.  Alendronate (Fosamax®)
    D.  Hydralazine (Apresoline®)
    E.  Atorvastatin (Lipitor®)


50.  Which of the following pieces of incoming mail should be delivered directly to the physician?
  1. An office supply catalog
    B.  A magazine for the office waiting room
    C.  A letter marked “Confidential”
    D.  An insurance form to be completed
    E.  A check from a patient


51.  In an emergency situation, patients with which of the following conditions should be treated first?
  1. Multiple fractures
    B.  Severe sprain
    C.  Eye injury
    D.  Shock
    E.  First-degree burns


52.  The white and outermost layer of the eye is called the
  1. Retina
    B.  Iris
    C.  Ciliary body
    D.  Vitreous humor
    E.  Sclera


53.  If a drop of blood does not form after capillary puncture, which of the following should be done?
  1. Puncture the skin again
    B.  Push repeatedly on the finger as if milking it
    C.  Apply a tourniquet
    D.  Apply steady pressure
    E.  Wait until a drop does form


54.  Which of the following is an appropriate collection technique?
  1. Calling patients at work to remind them of their financial obligation and to offer to work with them to help pay their debt
    B.  Threatening legal action, even though your office rarely undertakes legal action to collect, because the threat makes patients
    more likely to pay quickly
    C.  Calling patients at home after 10 p.m.
    D.  Sending a payment reminder in the form of a statement or letter when the account is 30 days past due
    E.  None of these is an appropriate collection technique


55.  The outermost layer of the cell is known as
  1. Ectoplasm
    B.  Protoplasm
    C.  Endoplasm
    D.  Envelope


56.  A patient has a sudden decrease in blood pressure after an acute hemorrhage. The primary cause is a decrease in which of the following?
  1. Blood vessel elasticity
    B.  Blood volume
    C.  Blood viscosity
    D.  Peripheral resistance
    E.  Heart rate


57.  The sympathetic action of the pupil of the eye is
  1. Constriction
    B.  Dilation
    C.  Stimulation
    D.  Maintaining a constant size
    E.  None of these


58.  The prefix milli– means
  1. One-thousandth
    B.  Many
    C.  One
    D.  One-hundredth
    E.  One-tenth


59.  Which of the following tests may indicate a kidney disorder?
  1. Measurement of T3 and T4
    B.  Blood urea nitrogen
    C.  Antinuclear antibody
    D.  Luteinizing hormone
    E.  Guaiac test


60.  Furosemide is prescribed for
  1. Congestive heart failure (CHF)
    B.  Nephrotic syndrome
    C.  Hypercalcemia
    D.  None of these
    E.  All of these


61.  Which of the following is performed to detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin?
  1. Urine pregnancy test
    B.  Complete blood cell count
    C.  Measurement of blood urea nitrogen level
    D.  Measurement of fasting serum glucose level
    E.  Measurement of Rh factor and ABO


62.  Deficiency of which of the following may cause rickets?
  1. Potassium
    B.  Protein
    C.  Folic acid
    D.  Iron
    E.  Calcium


63.  Which of the following computer menu selections changes the typeface in a document?
  1. Graphics
    B.  Tools
    C.  View
    D.  Edit
    E.  Font


64.  When dealing with a seriously ill patient, you should
  1. Trivialize the patient’s feelings
    B.  Judge the patient’s statements
    C.  Avoid empty promises
    D.  Abandon the patient
    E.  Isolate the patient


65.  Which of the following instruments is used to expand and separate the walls of a cavity to make examination possible?
  1. Sound
    B.  Hemostat
    C.  Tenaculum
    D.  Tonometer
    E.  Speculum


66.  The most common type of anemia is
  1. Sickle cell
    B.  Pernicious
    C.  Folic acid deficiency
    D.  Iron-deficiency
    E.  None of these


67.  The subject line of a letter appears
  1. Two lines below the last line of the body
    B.  Two lines below the salutation
    C.  One line above the outside address
    D.  One line above the inside address
    E.  One line below the date


68.  A medical assistant should do all of the following when answering the telephone, except
  1. Give the caller the medical assistant’s name first and then the name of the office
    B.  Identify the caller
    C.  Ask, “How may I help you?”
    D.  Hold the phone’s mouthpiece an inch away from the mouth
    E.  Use words appropriate to the situation, but avoid using technical terms


69.  The thalamus
  1. Controls body temperature
    B.  Acts as a relay station for sensory impulses
    C.  Is the center of the brain for memory and visual recognition
    D.  Connects the two hemispheres of the brain
    E.  Has no brain function


70.  Standard letterhead is
  1. Used in general business correspondence
    B.  5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches in size
    C.  Used for social correspondence
    D.  Not used in the medical office
    E.  None of these


71.  Which of the following prefixes means “bad, difficult, painful”?
  1. ex-
    B.  dis-
    C.  dys-
    D.  dia-
    E.  meta-


72.  Which of the following bookkeeping terms refers to charges on the patient’s account?
  1. Credits
    B.  Equities
    C.  Debits
    D.  Assets
    E.  Liabilities


73.  Which of the following diagnostic studies uses high-frequency sound waves to produce an image of a patient’s internal organs?
  1. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
    B.  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    C.  Computed tomography (CT)
    D.  Ultrasonography
    E.  Fluoroscopy


74.  Which of the following medications is most appropriate for a patient with depression?
  1. Cardura
    B.  Fuzeon
    C.  Zocor
    D.  Zoloft
    E.  Bactroban


75.  Which of the following terms refers to the balance due to a creditor on a current account?
  1. Collection ratio
    B.  Aging analysis
    C.  Accounts payable
    D.  Income statement
    E.  Balance sheet


76.  Which of the following items is a capital purchase for the medical office?
  1. Gowns
    B.  Cleaning supplies
    C.  Surgical scissors
    D.  Autoclave
    E.  Bandages


77.  Which of the following classes of drugs is most appropriate for a patient with a persistent cough?
  1. Antidotes
    B.  Antivirals
    C.  Antitussives
    D.  Antibiotics
    E.  Antidepressants


78.  A patient should be advised to bring an insurance card to each appointment for which of the following reasons?
  1. To identify changes in the patient’s current insurance coverage
    B.  To confirm the patient’s employment
    C.  To verify the correct spelling of the patient’s name
    D.  To streamline the processing of insurance claims


79.  Which of the following types of tinea is known as “jock itch”?
  1. Tinea capitis
    B.  Tinea corporis
    C.  Tinea inguinal
    D.  Tinea cruris
    E.  Tinea pedis


80.  Which of the following suffixes means “beginning, origin, production”?
  1. -iasis
    B.  -genic
    C.  -genetic
    D.  Both -genic and -genetic
    E.  None of these


81.  A 26-year-old woman has swallowed an overdose of prescribed sleeping pills. She is now unresponsive. When you open her airway, you find that she is gasping for breath and is not breathing normally at all. Using a pocket mask, you provide two rescue breaths and check for signs of circulation, including her pulse, which is rapid but weak. What should you do next?
  1. Provide rescue breathing at a rate of one breath every five seconds
    B.  Begin chest compressions because her pulse is weak
    C.  Place the victim in the recovery position
    D.  Perform CPR for one minute with chest compressions only
    E.  Give two more rescue breaths, place the victim in the recovery position, and then perform CPR for two minutes


82.  Which of the following is used in preparing a blood smear slide?
  1. Hemoclip
    B.  Microhematocrit tube
    C.  Lens paper
    D.  Automatic puncturing device
    E.  Spreader slide


83.  A physician may order a stool culture if he or she suspects
  1. Cancer
    B.  Protozoal infection
    C.  Bacterial infection
    D.  Colitis
    E.  Any of these


84.  Which of the following can increase blood pressure?
  1. Fear of medical personnel
    B.  Age younger than twenty years
    C.  Use of calcium channel blockers
    D.  Height greater than 6 feet
    E.  Dehydration


85.  Which of the following cells can release histamine and heparin?
  1. Lymphocytes
    B.  Kupffer cells
    C.  Erythrocytes
    D.  Neurons
    E.  Mast cells


86.  The suffix –kinesia means
  1. Mind
    B.  Muscle
    C.  Pain
    D.  Touch
    E.  Movement


87.  Which of the following terms describes the technique used when the medical assistant repeats this back to the patient: “So you have a lot of difficulty sleeping because of your pain?”
  1. Paraphrasing
    B.  Compensation
    C.  Displacement
    D.  Rationalization
    E.  Projection


88.  The most common causative organism of meningitis in adults is
  1. Herpes zoster
    B.  Streptococcus pneumoniae
    C.  Poliovirus
    D.  Neisseria meningitides
    E.  Escherichia coli


89.  Lidocaine is a type of
  1. Antibiotic
    B.  Antiarrhythmic
    C.  Diuretic
    D.  General anesthetic
    E.  Antihypnotic


90.  In sickle cell anemia, what component is abnormal that causes the erythrocytes to change shape?
  1. Hemoglobin
    B.  Hematocrit
    C.  Lymphocytes
    D.  Intrinsic factor
    E.  Erythropoietin


91.  Operative Procedure: Left thyroid lobectomy with removal of the isthmus. A medical assistant preparing an insurance claim for this operative procedure should select coding for which of the following body systems?
  1. Respiratory
    B.  Endocrine
    C.  Reproductive
    D.  Integumentary
    E.  Digestive


92.  The medical assistant calls the endocrinologist to schedule an appointment for a patient who has type 1 diabetes mellitus. To avoid hypoglycemia in the patient, which of the following appointment times should the medical assistant request?
  1. First appointment in the morning
    B.  Last appointment before lunch
    C.  A mid-afternoon appointment
    D.  Last appointment at the end of the day


93.  Which of the following is the recommended age to administer the first Haemophilus influenzae type b immunization to a child?
  1. Two months
    B.  Six months
    C.  Twelve months
    D.  Fifteen months


94.  The combining form xer/o refers to something
  1. Dry
    B.  Yellow
    C.  Multiple
    D.  Pertaining to hair
    E.  Pertaining to X-rays


95.  Which of the following is the route of administration for parenteral medications?
  1. Oral
    B.  Instillation
    C.  Injection
    D.  Inhalation
    E.  Transdermal


96.  Which of the following positions is most commonly used for pelvic examination?
  1. Lithotomy
    B.  Trendelenburg’s
    C.  Jackknife
    D.  Fowler’s
    E.  Sims’


97.  According to the Patient’s Bill of Rights, which of the following is a patient right?
  1. To waive payment if treatment is unsatisfactory
    B.  To expect continuity of care
    C.  To participate in research without informed consent
    D.  To obtain information about family members’ healthcare
    E.  To be provided with sample medications


98.  Which of the following branches off the trachea and passes into the lungs?
  1. Bronchus
    B.  Hypothalamus
    C.  Epiglottis
    D.  Pancreas
    E.  Spleen


99.  Which of the following checks is drawn by the bank and made payable out of the bank’s account?
  1. Limited
    B.  Certified
    C.  Voucher
    D.  Counter
    E.  Cashier’s


100.  Which of the following is the most appropriate response by a medical assistant who answers a prank telephone call?
  1. Place the caller on hold
    B.  Keep the caller on the telephone and trace the call
    C.  Tell the caller that the police will be called
    D.  Blow a whistle into the mouthpiece
    E.  Hang up the telephone


101.  An area of dead cells due to a lack of oxygen is called
  1. Ischemia
    B.  Infarction
    C.  Atresia
    D.  Gangrene
    E.  Placenta previa


102.  In the matrix scheduling system, medical assistants should block off
  1. Physicians’ lunch hours
    B.  Visits with drug company representatives
    C.  Time for performing hospital rounds
    D.  None of these
    E.  All of these


103.  Medical assistants should take all of the following actions when opening mail, except
  1. Annotate mail with comments in the margin
    B.  Open the physician’s personal mail
    C.  Date all opened mail
    D.  Transmit letters to the physician with the most important ones on the top
    E.  Check for enclosures


104.  Which of the following words is misspelled?
  1. Vacsine
    B.  Sphincter
    C.  Parietal
    D.  Osseous
    E.  Asthma


105.  Which of the following drug types is used to reduce cholesterol?
  1. Hypolipidemic
    B.  Anticoagulant
    C.  Antiarrhythmic
    D.  Cholinergic
    E.  Antisecretory


106.  The combining form ot/o means
  1. Hearing
    B.  Seeing
    C.  Light
    D.  Eye
    E.  Ear


107.  Which of the following International Classifications of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) code ranges should be use to indicate the cause of injury, such as a fall?
  1. F01-F99
    B.  C00-D49
    C.  D50-D89
    D.  P00-P96
    E.  S00-T88


108.  Which of the following medical records should be filed first in a terminal-digit numeric series?
  1. 12-34-52
    B.  14-52-46
    C.  24-61-35
    D.  65-43-21
    E.  24-53-16


109.  Which of the following is a type of tickler file?
  1. Numerical
    B.  Subject
    C.  Alphabetical
    D.  Geographical
    E.  Chronological


110.  According to U.S. Postal Service guidelines, which of the following is the correct state abbreviation for an envelope addressed to Boston?
  1. MA
    B.  MT
    C.  MS
    D.  ME
    E.  MD


111.  The proofreader’s mark that resembles an equal sign means which of the following?
  1. Delete
    B.  Insert hyphen
    C.  Insert space
    D.  Close up space
    E.  Center


112.  Which of the following is the correct spelling for the term describing absence or abnormal cessation of menses?
  1. Ammenorrhea
    B.  Amennorrhea
    C.  Ammennorhea
    D.  Amenorrhea
    E.  Amenorhea


113.  Which of the following medical terms is common known as “crossed eyes”?
  1. Nystagmus
    B.  Strabismus
    C.  Myopia
    D.  Presbyopia
    E.  Astigmatism


114.  Which of the following basic computer software operations obtains a saved file?
  1. Retrieving file
    B.  Merging file
    C.  Editing
    D.  Formatting file
    E.  Creating file


115.  Cromolyn is used to treat
  1. Asthma
    B.  Allergies
    C.  Viral infections
    D.  Tuberculosis
    E.  Pneumonia


116.  You are providing rescue breathing to an unresponsive, nonbreathing child who shows signs of circulation. How often should you provide rescue breaths for this child?
  1. Once every six to eight seconds (eight to ten breaths per minute)
    B.  Once every four seconds (fifteen breaths per minute)
    C.  Once every five seconds (twelve breaths per minute)
    D.  Once every ten seconds (six breaths per minute)
    E.  Once every twelve seconds (five breaths per minute)


117.  Butenafine is prescribed to treat
  1. Depression
    B.  Constipation
    C.  Osteoporosis
    D.  Athlete’s foot
    E.  Obesity


118.  Which of the following steps must be taken to recall a mailed letter?
  1. Contact the postmaster general
    B.  Call the post office
    C.  Ask the mail carrier to return the letter
    D.  E-mail the application to the postmaster


119.  If a patient weighs 165 pounds, how much does he or she weigh in kilograms?
  1. 35 kg
    B.  54 kg
    C.  62 kg
    D.  75 kg
    E.  86 kg


120.  Which of the following actions is most appropriate to ensure the security of electronic medical records?
  1. Changing users’ login codes and passwords annually
    B.  Restricting access to information based on each user’s job function
    C.  Storing backup disks in the safety of the medical office
    D.  Creating users’ passwords with letters for encryption
    E.  Locating computer terminals centrally within the medical office


121.  The production of heat needed to use food is called
  1. Catabolism
    B.  Thermogenesis
    C.  Anabolism
    D.  Metabolism
    E.  None of these


122.  Scheduling two or more patients in the same slot is known as
  1. Wave scheduling
    B.  Open hours
    C.  Modified wave scheduling
    D.  Double booking
    E.  None of these


123.  Serum sickness is what type of sensitivity?
  1. I
    B.  II
    C.  III
    D.  IV
    E.  V


124.  The combining form cheil/o means
  1. Cheek
    B.  Lip
    C.  Gum
    D.  Tongue
    E.  Mouth


125.  Which of the following devices is used to keep irregular flows of alternating current electricity from damaging computer components?
  1. Spark arrester
    B.  Surge protector
    C.  Battery backup
    D.  Grounding floor mat


126.  Which of the following is the body’s initial response to any injury?
  1. Sneezing
    B.  Fever
    C.  Inflammation
    D.  Bleeding
    E.  Burning


127.  Which of the following is collected for a leukocyte count?
  1. Plasma
    B.  Clotted blood
    C.  Whole blood
    D.  Serum
    E.  Buffy coat


128.  When practicing sterile technique, the medical assistant should use which of the following instruments to set up a sterile field?
  1. Towel clamp
    B.  Thumb forceps
    C.  Retractor
    D.  Needle holder
    E.  Transfer forceps


129.  Standard precautions require that examination rooms, equipment, blood spills, and other potentially infectious materials be cleaned with which of the following?
  1. Soap and water
    B.  Povidone-iodine
    C.  Bleach
    D.  Hydrogen peroxide
    E.  Isopropyl alcohol


130.  Which of the following is a general term for measuring weight and height?
  1. Auscultation
    B.  Palpation
    C.  Manipulation
    D.  Inspection
    E.  Mensuration


131.  Which of the following is the portion of a centrifuged urine sample used for microscopic examination?
  1. Sediment
    B.  Supernatant
    C.  Artifacts
    D.  Casts
    E.  Crystals


132.  A daysheet provides complete and up-to-date information about
  1. Income taxes
    B.  Accounts receivable
    C.  Accounts payable
    D.  Accounts forwarded to a collection agency


133.  Which of the following is the most important consideration when scheduling patient appointments?
  1. Scheduling preferences of the physician
    B.  Availability of the medical equipment
    C.  Urgency of patient need
    D.  Convenience of the patient


134.  What action should a medical assistant take if a caller wants to talk to a physician but refuses to identify him or herself?
  1. Hang up
    B.  Transfer the call to the physician anyway
    C.  Advise the person that the physician is not in the office and tell him or her to call back
    D.  Ask the person to write a letter to the physician and mark it “personal”
    E.  Transfer the call to another medical assistant


135.  Which of the following procedures requires that surgical asepsis be maintained?
  1. Using a spirometer
    B.  Cleaning a colonoscope
    C.  Performing a dipstick urinalysis
    D.  Applying casting materials to a patient with a closed fracture
    E.  Aspiration of fluid from a cyst in the breast


136.  Which of the following muscles is located in the torso?
  1. Masseter
    B.  Triceps
    C.  External oblique
    D.  Gastrocnemius
    E.  Soleus


137.  Which of the following thermometers can be used to obtain the fastest accurate reading?
  1. Rectal electronic
    B.  Oral electronic
    C.  Disposable oral chemical
    D.  Tympanic membrane electronic
    E.  None of these


138.  When performing electrocardiography, which of the following chest leads should be placed at the fifth intercostal space at the junction of the left midclavicular line?
  1. V1
    B.  V2
    C.  V3
    D.  V4
    E.  V5


139.   Biohazardous waste must be collected in impermeable polyethylene bags that are which of the following colors?
  1. Yellow
    B.  Red
    C.  Black
    D.  Blue
    E.  Green


140.  A synapse is
  1. The junction between two neurons
    B.  The junction between two bones
    C.  The main part of the neuron
    D.  A type of nerve cell that supports, protects, and nourishes the neuron
    E.  A type of bone cell that supports, protects, and nourishes the bone


141.  Which of the following is the best use of computers in the medical office?
  1. To setup networks
    B.  Accessing patient records
    C.  To avoid repetitive strain injuries
    D.  To avoid eye strain
    E.  To order supplies


142.  Sensitivity testing is used to determine
  1. A pathogen’s susceptibility to antibiotics
    B.  A patient’s susceptibility to antibiotics
    C.  A patient’s susceptibility to a pathogen
    D.  A pathogen’s susceptibility to antiseptic agents
    E.  None of these


143.  Drugs that increase urine secretion are
  1. Laxatives
    B.  Diuretics
    C.  Hypolipidemics
    D.  Cromolyns
    E.  Uremics


144.  The condition in which one of the sex chromosomes is missing is called
  1. Klinefelter’s syndrome
    B.  Turner’s syndrome
    C.  Down syndrome
    D.  Tetralogy of Fallot
    E.  Peyronie’s disease


145.  Which of the following terms refers to an advance directive made by an individual that specifies his or her end-of-life wishes?
  1. Hospice
    B.  Implied contract
    C.  Living will
    D.  Euthanasia


146.  When a urine culture is being performed, the urine should be incubated on the culture dishes for how many hours?
  1. 6
    B.  12
    C.  18
    D.  24


147.  The physician prescribes Prozac 60 mg per day for thirty days. Prozac is available in 20 mg tablets. Which of the following is the correct number to be dispensed?
  1. 30
    B.  60
    C.  90
    D.  120
    E.  180


148.  The proofreaders’ mark “#” represents which of the following?
  1. Delete
    B.  Spell out
    C.  Transpose
    D.  Add a space
    E.  Align this line


149.  The anticoagulant EDTA is most appropriate for a blood specimen that has been collected for
  1. Glucose tolerance tests
    B.  Complete blood cell counts
    C.  Blood cultures
    D.  Plasma toxicology
    E.  Coagulation studies


150.  Which of the following terms means “fainting”?
  1. Volvulus
    B.  Fibrillation
    C.  Epistaxis
    D.  Syncope
    E.  Cachexia


151.  Which of the following injections is administered under the skin and into the fat layer?
  1. Intramuscular
    B.  Subcutaneous
    C.  Intravenous
    D.  Intradermal
    E.  Intracavity


152.  A telephone feature that answers calls and has a recording that identifies services available by pressing a specific number is known as which of the following?
  1. Voice mail
    B.  Answering service
    C.  Automated routing unit
    D.  Fax transmission
    E.  All of these


153.  An 18-month-old girl was taken to her pediatrician for a vaccine. Which of the following terms most likely relates to her reaction to the nurse with the needle?
  1. Acceptance
    B.  Anxiety
    C.  Aggression
    D.  Anger
    E.  Alertness


154.  Which of the following words is misspelled?
  1. Peritoneum
    B.  Dissect
    C.  Homerous
    D.  Metastasis
    E.  None of these


155.  All but which of the following are characteristics of the endocrine system?
  1. It is responsible for many conscious and unconscious activities
    B.  Its response is slow and prolonged when compared with that of the nervous system
    C.  Endocrine glands are ductless and release hormones into the bloodstream
    D.  It controls many body functions, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and sexual characteristics
    E.  The endocrine system produces hormones that affect activities such as growth, metabolism, and reproduction


156.  Which of the following is the most likely adverse effect in a patient who takes a beta-adrenergic blocking agent?
  1. Polyuria
    B.  Photosensitivity
    C.  Bradycardia
    D.  Agitation
    E.  Anorexia


157.  Through the U.S. Postal Service, a package of books that weighs 90 pounds
  1. Can be sent as Standard Mail (B)
    B.  Can be sent as Priority Mail
    C.  Cannot be sent because it exceeds weight limits
    D.  Can be sent as Express Mail
    E.  Can be sent Standard Mail (A)


158.  Which of the following types of insurance covers medical expenses for patients who are injured “in their home”?
  1. Special risk
    B.  Workers’ compensation
    C.  Disability protection
    D.  Overhead
    E.  Liability


159.  Which of the following is a mechanism involved in healing ulcers?
  1. Reduction of gastric acidity
    B.  Enhancement of mucosal defenses
    C.  Increase of gastric acidity
    D.  Reduction of gastric acidity and enhancement of mucosal defenses
    E.  None of these


160.  Fluoxetine is a type of
  1. Antipsychotic
    B.  Antihypertensive
    C.  Analgesic
    D.  Antidepressant
    E.  Hypolipidemic


161.  The abbreviation NP stands for
  1. Neurological performance
    B.  No-show patient
    C.  New practice
    D.  New physical
    E.  New patient


162.  Which of the following statements is true about a typical purchasing procedure in a medical office?
  1. An authorized person should be in charge of purchasing
    B.  Receipts of goods should be recorded
    C.  High-quality goods should be ordered at the lowest price
    D.  Shipments should be checked against packing slips
    E.  All of these


163.   Thrombophlebitis occurs most commonly in the
  1. Lower legs
    B.  Lower arms
    C.  Lower abdomen
    D.  Neck
    E.  Lungs


164.  The part of the brain responsible for visual recognition is the
  1. Occipital lobe
    B.  Temporal lobe
    C.  Parietal lobe
    D.  Broca’s area
    E.  Pons


165.  Which of the following is a horizontal plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions?
  1. Sagittal
    B.  Midsagittal
    C.  Transverse
    D.  Frontal
    E.  Coronal


166.  Which of the following provides detailed information about the potential hazards of chemicals used in the physician’s office?
  1. Physicians’ Desk Reference
    B.  Safety Data Sheets
    C.  Office policy manual
    D.  Controlled substances log
    E.  Incident report


167.  Epinephrine is a(n)
  1. Adrenergic
    B.  Adrenergic blocker
    C.  Cholinergic
    D.  Cholinergic blocker


168.  Which of the following body systems contains the cervix and fallopian tubes?
  1. Urinary
    B.  Integumentary
    C.  Reproductive
    D.  Cardiovascular
    E.  Endocrine


169.  Which of the following is a type of hormone?
  1. Chyme
    B.  Globulin
    C.  Bile
    D.  Secretin
    E.  Agglutinin


170.  In a medical record, dyspepsia should be recorded under which of the following body systems?
  1. Digestive
    B.  Urinary
    C.  Respiratory
    D.  Circulatory
    E.  Lymphatic


171.  Which of the following is the study of death and dying?
  1. Euthanasia
    B.  Serology
    C.  Oncology
    D.  Thanatology
    E.  Scientology


172.  A medical assistant is paid biweekly and earns a regular rate of $10.50/hour. Her employer pays 1.5 times the regular rate for any hours exceeding 80 within a two-week time period. During the past two weeks, she worked 82 hours. Which of the following represents her gross earnings for this biweekly time period?
  1. $840.00
    B.  $861.00
    C.  $871.50
    D.  $880.00
    E.  $884.50


173.  Which of the following terms is spelled correctly?
  1. Lythiasis
    B.  Litthiasis
    C.  Lithiasis
    D.  Lithisis
    E.  Lithiosis


174.  Certified mail is used to send
  1. All office mailings
    B.  Hazardous materials
    C.  Documents, contracts, and bankbooks
    D.  Appointment reminders
    E.  Results of medical tests


175.  Type A blood has
  1. A antigen on the red blood cells and A antibodies in plasma
    B.  B antigen on the red blood cells and A antibodies in plasma
    C.  A antigen on the red blood cells and anti-B antibodies in plasma
    D.  Both A and B antigens on red blood cells and no antibodies in plasma
    E.  No antigens on red blood cells and both A and B antibodies in plasma


176.  The three bones in the middle ear that amplify vibration are called
  1. Auditory ossicles
    B.  Cochlea
    C.  Organs of Corti
    D.  Vestibule
    E.  Malleus


177.  You are babysitting your infant nephew. You are alone and find the infant unresponsive. Which of the following is the best action?
  1. Check for signs of circulation and, if there are none, phone 911
    B.  Phone 911 immediately to ensure that advanced life support is on the way, and then return to the infant to begin the ABCS of CPR
    C.  Give two rescue breaths; if there is no response to the rescue breaths, phone 911
    D.  Begin the ABCs of CPR and then phone 911 after one minute of rescue support
    E.  Check for signs of circulation, give two rescue breaths, and then phone 911


178.  Which of the following should be placed on top of a stack of incoming mail for the physician’s attention?
  1. Medical journal
    B.  Patient payment
    C.  Seminar brochure
    D.  Contribution request
    E.  Consultant’s report


179.  What is the function of the hormone calcitonin, which is released from the thyroid gland?
  1. It increases sodium and potassium in the blood
    B.  It increases reabsorption of water in kidney tubules
    C.  It increases plasma calcium concentrations
    D.  It decreases secretion of milk in nursing mothers
    E.  It decreases plasma calcium concentrations


180.  A patient with Addison’s disease should be examined by which of the following types of specialists?
  1. Neurologist
    B.  Radiologist
    C.  Nephrologist
    D.  Endocrinologist
    E.  Immunologist


Practice Exam 2

1.  Voucher checks are commonly used for
  1. Payroll
    B.  Payment collection
    C.  Internal billing
    D.  Cycle billing


2.  From which of the following is agar extracted?
  1. Algae
    B.  Bacteria
    C.  Fungi
    D.  Protozoa
    E.  None of these


3.  When addressing an envelope, the word “confidential” should be placed
  1. Two lines below the address
    B.  Two lines below the return address
    C.  One line below the address
    D.  One line above the city and state


4.  The ledger provides up-to-date financial information pertaining to which of the following?
  1. Pharmaceutical representatives
    B.  Insurance companies
    C.  Physician
    D.  Patients
    E.  Employees


5.  Which of the following abbreviations is used in a prescription to indicate that a medication should be taken orally before meals?
  1. PO ac
    B.  PO hs
    C.  PO qd
    D.  PO pc
    E.  PO qs


6.  A hereditary disease that causes copper accumulation in various organs is called
  1. Gout
    B.  Lyme disease
    C.  Wilson’s disease
    D.  Crohn’s disease
    E.  Alzheimer’s disease


7.  Which of the following is the most appropriate medical record classification for a deceased patient?
  1. Inactive
    B.  Closed
    C.  Active
    D.  Transferred
    E.  Released


8.  A microbe that lives only in the absence of oxygen is called a(n)
  1. Cilia
    B.  Flagella
    C.  Virus
    D.  Obligate anaerobe
    E.  Obligate aerobe


9.  Medicare Part C involves which of the following?
  1. Prescription drugs
    B.  Private health plans
    C.  Hospitalization
    D.  Indigent people
    E.  Outpatients


10.  Which of the following is the most appropriate initial action for the medical assistant when a patient is referred to the medical office?
  1. Schedule an appointment for the patient in one week
    B.  Determine the urgency of the patient’s appointment
    C.  Discuss the case with the referring physician
    D.  Ask the patient for more information about his or her insurance coverage


11.  Which of the following is a safety hazard in a medical office?
  1. Dosimeter
    B.  Lead apron
    C.  Aneroid sphygmomanometer
    D.  Mercury thermometer
    E.  Disposable pipette


12.  Antiemetics are indicated for which of the following conditions?
  1. Diarrhea
    B.  Seizures
    C.  Vomiting
    D.  Congestion
    E.  Itching


13.  The placement of the subject line in a letter should be in the
  1. Special notations
    B.  Closing
    C.  Heading
    D.  Opening
    E.  Body


14.  Which of the following is used to indicate that a patient’s medical record is stored in two locations?
  1. Cross-reference guide
    B.  Color coding
    C.  Tickler file
    D.  Out guide
    E.  Subject file


15.  Which of the following is the most appropriate method to remove sterile forceps from a sterile package?
  1. By tip, handles up
    B.  By hinged joint
    C.  By handles, tip up
    D.  By handles, tip down
    E.  By tip, handles down


16.  The process in which molecules, ions, or particles move from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration is known as
  1. Diffusion
    B.  Filtration
    C.  Osmosis
    D.  Pinocytosis
    E.  Phagocytosis


17.  Which of the following is the correct spelling for the term that means “characterized by an exaggerated reaction to an antigen or toxin”?
  1. Anafilactic
    B.  Anaphilactic
    C.  Annaphylactic
    D.  Anaphylactic
    E.  Anaphylatic


18.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that healthcare workers be tested annually for which of the following communicable disease?
  1. Epidemic parotitis
    B.  Hepatitis B
    C.  Tuberculosis
    D.  Rubeola
    E.  AIDS


19.  Which of the following is an instrument that measures and records the volume of air that moves in and out of the lungs?
  1. Spirometer
    B.  Electrocardiogram
    C.  Tonometer
    D.  Sphygmomanometer
    E.  Spirogram


20.  Which of the following actions by the medical assistant is most likely to protect the physician if a caller to the office were to take legal action?
  1. Answering all calls promptly
    B.  Using technical terms on the phone
    C.  Avoiding lengthy phone conversations
    D.  Proper documentation of calls


21.  Which of the following is a hereditary disorder of clotting factors?
  1. Poikilocytosis
    B.  Pernicious anemia
    C.  Polycythemia
    D.  Hemophilia


22.  In an electrocardiogram, what does the QRS complex represent?
  1. Depolarization of the atria
    B.  Repolarization of the atria
    C.  Repolarization of the ventricles
    D.  Refractory period of atria and ventricles
    E.  Depolarization of the ventricles


23.  The gallbladder is normally located in which of the following abdominal quadrants?
  1. Left lower
    B.  Right lower
    C.  Right upper
    D.  Left upper


24.  Which of the following is caused by an enzyme deficiency, causes abnormal lipid metabolism in the brain, and affects people of the Ashkenazi Jewish population?
  1. Tay-Sachs disease
    B.  Turner’s syndrome
    C.  Klinefelter’s syndrome
    D.  Myelomeningocele
    E.  Hirschsprung’s disease


25.   Nonabsorbable suture material is used for which of the following types of tissue?
  1. Nerve
    B.  Muscle
    C.  Fascia
    D.  Skin
    E.  Intestine


26.  Which of the following is a doctrine that holds physician employers responsible for the actions of their employees?
  1. Res ipsa loquitur
    B.  Respondeat superior
    C.  Manifestation of assent
    D.  Locum tenens
    E.  Misfeasance


27.  Which psychologist believed that as people age, they also go through psychosocial changes?
  1. Kübler-Ross
    B.  Maslow
    C.  Erickson
    D.  Jung
    E.  Freud


28.  Which of the following types of filing systems requires a cross-reference file?
  1. Geographic
    B.  Alphabetic
    C.  Subject
    D.  Numeric


29.  Practice expenses for the month of June are $8,500. Revenue for the same month is $16,180. The practice has total assets of $283,000 and liabilities of $55,000. What is the net income for the practice for the month of June?
  1. $7,680
    B.  $24,680
    C.  $38,000
    D.  $228,000


30.  The plan that covers spouses of veterans with permanent disabilities is called
    C.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    D.  Kaiser Foundation Health Plan


31.  The central processing unit (CPU) is a type of
  1. Motherboard
    B.  Microprocessor
    C.  RAM
    D.  ROM
    E.  Optical disk


32.  Which of the following is an example of a medical aseptic technique?
  1. Use of a disinfectant
    B.  Surgical scrubbing
    C.  Autoclaving with steam
    D.  Gas sterilization
    E.  Removing all microorganisms from instruments


33.  A patient scheduled for which of the following services is most likely to need the longest appointment time?
  1. Postoperative visit
    B.  Complete physical examination
    C.  Prenatal checkup
    D.  Annual pelvic examination
    E.  Initial allergy injection


34.  The code for intravenous administration of chemotherapy is found in which of the following sections of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual?
  1. Surgery
    B.  Medicine
    C.  Pathology and Laboratory
    D.  Evaluation and Management
    E.  Anesthesia


35.  Which of the following information provided on a patient registration form is demographic information?
  1. Name and address of referring physician
    B.  Effective date of insurance policy
    C.  Postsurgical history
    D.  Reason for office visit
    E.  Patient’s place of employment


36.  Disorders that involve an apparent, abrupt, and repeated shifting from one “personality” to another are referred to as
  1. Obsessive-compulsive
    B.  Dissociative
    C.  Panic anxiety
    D.  Personality
    E.  Anxiety


37.  Which of the following is a breathing pattern marked by a period of apnea lasting 10 to 60 seconds, followed by gradually increasing depth and frequency of respiration?
  1. Eupnea
    B.  Dyspnea
    C.  Hypoxia
    D.  Cheyne-Stokes
    E.  Asphyxia


38.  The physician uses six packs of 5-0 sutures daily during a 5-day workweek. One box of sutures contains 32 packs. How many boxes of sutures are ordered each month?
  1. Two
    B.  Three
    C.  Four
    D.  Five
    E.  Six


39.  If a fracture is at the distal end of the tibia and fibula, it is called
  1. Wilson’s fracture
    B.  Greenstick fracture
    C.  Pott’s fracture
    D.  Comminuted fracture
    E.  Simple fracture


40.  Which of the following combining forms is matched correctly with its meaning?
  1. Hypo- / above
    B.  Latero- / below
    C.  Antero- / back
    D.  Peri- / around


41.  On a urinalysis reagent strip, infection is indicated by the presence of which of the following?
  1. Urobilinogen
    B.  Leukocytes
    C.  Bilirubin
    D.  Ketones
    E.  Protein


42.  Dry scaling and fissuring of the lips is called
  1. Xerosis
    B.  Xanthoma
    C.  Keratosis
    D.  Erythrodermatitis
    E.  Cheilosis


43.  Which of the following is both bactericidal and bacteriostatic antibiotic?
  1. Mafenide
    B.  Clarithromycin
    C.  Amikacin
    D.  Ciprofloxacin
    E.  Vancomycin


44.  The artificial breaking of adhesions of an ankylosed joint is known as
  1. arthroclasia
    B.  arthrodesis
    C.  rachischisis
    D.  spondylitis


45.  Which of the following may result from sunburn over time?
  1. Sebaceous nevus
    B.  Epidermal nevus
    C.  Kaposi’s sarcoma
    D.  Malignant melanoma


46.  Which of the following should replace a patient’s medical record when the record is removed from the filing system?
  1. Post-it note
    B.  Index card
    C.  Out guide
    D.  Cross-reference card
    E.  Divider guide


47.  Which of the following is not a computer input device?
  1. Trackball
    B.  Printer
    C.  Mouse
    D.  Keyboard
    E.  Scanner


48.  Which of the following is an advantage of metered mail?
  1. Traceable
    B.  Insured
    C.  Faster processing
    D.  Less expensive
    E.  Guaranteed delivery


49.  When injecting a medication, which of the following parts of the needle allows the medication to flow from the syringe to the needle?
  1. Shaft
    B.  Lumen
    C.  Bevel
    D.  Hilt
    E.  Hub


50.  A pediatrician is unexpectedly delayed, and there are patients in the waiting room. Which of the following is the most appropriate action for the medical assistant to take?
  1. Tell the patients to leave and come back when the physician is available
    B.  Ignore the delay and explain it to individual patients if they ask
    C.  Explain the delay to the patients and estimate how long the physician will be unavailable
    D.  Ask the patients to wait until the physician is available to avoid rescheduling their appointments


51.  Which of the following is a chest pain symptom that results from a temporary loss of oxygen to the heart muscle?
  1. Intermittent claudication
    B.  Angina pectoris
    C.  Atrial fibrillation
    D.  Carotid artery bruit
    E.  Mitral valve regurgitation


52.  What is the term for a court order that requires a witness to appear in court with a patient’s medical record?
  1. Qui facit per alium
    B.  Subpoena duces tecum
    C.  Res ipsa loquitur
    D.  Respondeat superior
    E.  Res gestae


53.  The physician orders promethazine (Phenergan) 25 mg intramuscularly for a patient with nausea. The bottle of promethazine is labeled “50 mg per ml.” How much of the drug should be administered to the patient?
  1. 0.5 mL
    B.  1 mL
    C.  1.5 mL
    D.  2 mL
    E.  2.5 mL


54.  When scheduling appointments, which of the following should be considered?
  1. Demographics
    B.  Cancellations
    C.  Analyzing patient flow
    D.  Inactive files
    E.  Tracking


55.  Which of the following terms best describes the awareness and insight one person has for another’s feelings and emotions?
  1. Sympathy
    B.  Sensitivity
    C.  Apathy
    D.  Objectivity
    E.  Empathy


56.  When a false statement is made under oath, it is referred to legally as
  1. Verdict
    B.  Perjury
    C.  Libel
    D.  Slander
    E.  Fraud


57.  Which of the following medical terms is spelled correctly?
  1. Ostoarthritis
    B.  Proteinuria
    C.  Mylogram
    D.  Cholocystitis
    E.  Hystersalpingography


58.  Retinol and carotene are referred to as which of the following vitamins?
  1. Vitamin K
    B.  Vitamin D
    C.  Vitamin A
    D.  Vitamin E
    E.  Vitamin B


59.  Which of the following types of casts are most commonly seen during microscopic examinations of urine?
  1. Waxy
    B.  Granular
    C.  Hyaline
    D.  Cellular
    E.  Mixed


60.  Drugs classified as which of the following have no prescriptive use?
  1. Schedule I
    B.  Schedule II
    C.  Schedule III
    D.  Schedule IV
    E.  Schedule V


61.  Which of the following terms describes the strength of a drug required to produce the desired effect?
  1. Tolerance
    B.  Cumulation
    C.  Additive action
    D.  Antagonism
    E.  Potency


62.  “Have you had this problem before?” is an example of which of the following types of questions?
  1. Closed-ended
    B.  Leading
    C.  Hypothetical
    D.  Exploratory


63.  A deceitful practice undertaken to induce someone to part with something of value is known as
  1. invasion of privacy
    B.  libel
    C.  fraud
    D.  defamation
    E.  abuse


64.  Office policy regarding the length of time for retaining patient files should be based on the
  1. Statute of limitations
    B.  Number of inactive files
    C.  Number of active files
    D.  Availability of storage space
    E.  Frequency of the purging schedule


65.  Which of the following positions is most appropriate for a patient with hypotension?
  1. Trendelenburg’s
    B.  Dorsal recumbent
    C.  Fowler’s
    D.  Jackknife
    E.  Supine


66.  What should you offer to do immediately after a patient calls to cancel an appointment?
  1. Notify the patient that next time there will be a penalty for rescheduling
    B.  Refer the patient to another physician
    C.  Offer to reschedule the appointment
    D.  Create a new matrix
    E.  Block the patient from further appointments


67.  Amounts of salary held out of payroll checks for the purpose of paying government taxes or for employees refers to
  1. Withholding
    B.  Net earnings
    C.  Employee earnings
    D.  Payroll
    E.  Employee identification


68.  Which of the following is a “write it once” bookkeeping system?
  1. Double-entry
    B.  Single-entry
    C.  Pegboard
    D.  Journal


69.  The abbreviation that means “left eye” is
  1. OP
    B.  OC
    C.  OU
    D.  OS
    E.  OD


70.   Cyanocobalamin is another name of which of the following vitamins?
  1. Vitamin B1
    B.  Vitamin B2
    C.  Vitamin B9
    D.  Vitamin B12
    E.  Biotin


71.  Retinol (vitamin A) deficiency can cause all of the following, except
  1. Amenorrhea
    B.  Infection
    C.  Night blindness
    D.  Xerophthalmia
    E.  Dry mucous membranes


72.  When using standard-sized letterhead to prepare a full-page business letter, the left and right margins should each be how many inches wide?
  1. 0.5
    B.  1
    C.  1.5
    D.  2
    E.  2.5


73.  Encouraging patients to think through and answer their own questions and concerns is a technique called
  1. Restating
    B.  Reassuring
    C.  Reflecting
    D.  Rapport
    E.  Focusing


74.  The best description of the term “erythropoietin” is
  1. A hormone that stimulates red blood cell formation
    B.  A disorder that causes an abnormal decrease of red blood cells
    C.  A disorder that causes redness of the skin
    D.  Abnormal shape of red blood cells
    E.  Immature red blood cells


75.  Which of the following is a type of reimbursement by a health maintenance organization (HMO) to a group of physicians on a per-person-per-month contract?
  1. Managed care
    B.  Private pay
    C.  Fee-for-service
    D.  Capitation
    E.  Co-payment


76.  Which of the following is a licensed ambulatory healthcare worker?
  1. Phlebotomist
    B.  Nurse practitioner
    C.  Medical assistant
    D.  Cytotechnologist


77.  Which of the following terms means “administering medication via a route other than the alimentary canal”?
  1. Pectoral
    B.  Popliteal
    C.  Paramesial
    D.  Parenteral
    E.  Parietal


78.  The medical assistant is giving instructions to a patient. Which of the following types of body language on the part of the patient most effectively communicates understanding of the instructions?
  1. Touch
    B.  Facial expression
    C.  Eye contact
    D.  Personal space
    E.  Posture


79.  A group of bacteria considered to be the smallest freeliving organisms is known as
  1. Rickettsia
    B.  Chlamydia
    C.  Mycobacteria
    D.  Mycoplasma
    E.  Legionella pneumophilia


80.  A 67-year-old deaf woman is scheduled for an appointment and is sitting in the waiting room. When the medical assistant is ready to escort the patient to an examination room, which of the following is the most appropriate method of getting her attention?
  1. Calling her name loudly from the doorway
    B.  Gently touching her shoulder
    C.  Asking the interpreter to go find her
    D.  Asking the other patients in the waiting room if they know who she is


81.  Which of the following portions of a blood smear should be used to perform the differential blood cell count?
  1. Feathered edges of the smear
    B.  Thickest area of the smear
    C.  Middle area of the smear
    D.  Complete smear


82.  Which of the following instruments is used to examine a patient’s blood pressure?
  1. Spirometer
    B.  Sphygmomanometer
    C.  Ophthalmoscope
    D.  Otoscope
    E.  Bronchoscope


83.  In the chain of infection, a person with a compromised immune system would be which of the following links?
  1. Reservoir
    B.  Portal of entry
    C.  Means of transmission
    D.  Infectious agent
    E.  Susceptible host


84.  The patient history and physical report begins with which of the following types of information?
  1. Review of systems
    B.  Present illness
    C.  Allergies
    D.  Chief complaint
    E.  Past history


85.  “The matter speaks for itself” is communicated as
  1. Res ipsa loquitur
    B.  Quid pro quo
    C.  Res judicata
    D.  Respondeat superior


86.  Which of the following information should be excluded from a resume?
  1. Names of references
    B.  Professional licenses or certification
    C.  Extracurricular activities
    D.  Foreign language abilities
    E.  Membership in professional organizations


87.  Which of the following is governed by the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act?
  1. Blood transfusions
    B.  Medical experimentation
    C.  Organ donations
    D.  Death certificates
    E.  Autopsies


88.  The physician has agreed to accept a new patient. A contract will exist when the patient
  1. Calls for information about the practice
    B.  Provides medical records from her previous physician
    C.  Is examined by the physician
    D.  Arrives at the office


89.  Which of the following types of medical insurance is an example of “fee-for-service”?
  1. HMO
    B.  Medicare Part D
    C.  Medicare Part A
    D.  Medicaid
    E.  Blue Cross Blue Shield


90.  Which of the following radiographic records is obtained after a contrast medium is injected into a patient’s joint?
  1. Myelogram
    B.  Cytogram
    C.  Hysterogram
    D.  Angiogram
    E.  Arthrogram


91.  In modified-block style, all lines begin where, with the exception of the date line, complimentary closing, and keyed signature?
  1. In the center
    B.  At the left margin
    C.  At the right margin
    D.  At a justified position
    E.  At the top


92.  Which of the following is the primary purpose of a computer password?
  1. Stores information
    B.  Starts and shuts down the computer
    C.  Prevents unauthorized access to data
    D.  Backs up computer files
    E.  Encrypts information


93.  Which of the following types of drugs is used as an anticoagulant?
  1. Xylocaine
    B.  Dilantin
    C.  Zocor
    D.  Coumadin
    E.  Inderal


94.  The suffix –rrhexis means
  1. Repair
    B.  Rupture
    C.  Stasis
    D.  Nose
    E.  Nasal


95.  A vacutainer tube with which of the following colored stoppers contains no additives?
  1. Green
    B.  Red
    C.  Yellow
    D.  Blue
    E.  Lavender


96.  The difference between systolic and diastolic pressure is referred to as
  1. Pulse pressure
    B.  Pulse deficit
    C.  Bounding pulse
    D.  Unequal pressure
    E.  None of these


97.  In the term urethrostenosis, the suffix -stenosis means
  1. Softening
    B.  Narrowing
    C.  Resembling
    D.  Enlarging
    E.  Drooping


98.  Which of the following terms refers to the rule and principles of conduct that are required of citizens by legislative enactments?
  1. Philosophy
    B.  Morals
    C.  Ethics
    D.  Etiquette
    E.  Laws


99.  Which of the following is included in a memorandum?
  1. Signature
    B.  Salutation
    C.  Subject line
    D.  Inside address
    E.  Complimentary close


100.  Who believed that the basic needs of humans must be met before upper-level functioning can occur?
  1. Maslow
    B.  Kübler-Ross
    C.  Piaget
    D.  Salk
    E.  Freud


101.  Which of the following medical terms describes the surgical formation of a temporary opening in a joint for drainage purposes?
  1. Arthrotomy
    B.  Arthroscopy
    C.  Arthrostomy
    D.  Arthrectomy
    E.  Arthroplasy


102.  Which of the following topics is included in an office procedures manual?
  1. Chain of command for staff use
    B.  Paid holiday and vacation time
    C.  Documentation requirements for patient care
    D.  Annual employment evaluations
    E.  Performance expectations based on job description


103.  Which of the following is the most appropriate turnaround time for payment of an account?
  1. 7 days
    B.  15 days
    C.  30 days
    D.  60 days
    E.  90 days


104.  Which of the following foods is chemically broken down by saliva?
  1. Nucleic acids
    B.  Proteins
    C.  Carbohydrates
    D.  Lipids
    E.  None of these


105.  Which of the following is the causative agent of candidiasis?
  1. Virus
    B.  Protozoa
    C.  Yeast
    D.  Bacteria


106.  Which of the following suffixes means “to crush”?
  1. —tripsy
    B.  —tropic
    C.  —tresia
    D.  —tomy
    E.  —tocia


107.  The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system is based on a main number with how many digits?
  1. Three
    B.  Four
    C.  Five
    D.  Six
    E.  Seven


108.  Which of the following shows the state of finances of a business?
  1. Balance sheet
    B.  Trial balance
    C.  Day sheet
    D.  Patient ledger


109.  When a physician offers open office hours, which of the following best describes when patients are seen by the physician?
  1. In 15-minute intervals
    B.  At the time of their appointment
    C.  At the physician’s discretion
    D.  As soon as they arrive at the office
    E.  In the order of their arrival


110.  Which of the following computer terms is defined as “an accumulation of data to be processed”?
  1. Interface
    B.  Menu
    C.  Memory
    D.  Backup
    E.  Batch


111.  The most widely used filing system for medical practices is called
  1. Chronological filing
    B.  Alphanumerical filing
    C.  Subject filing
    D.  Color-coded filing
    E.  Alphabetical filing


112.  Stretching of the stomach is called
  1. Gastritis
    B.  Stomatitis
    C.  Splenomegaly
    D.  Gastroenteritis
    E.  Gastrectasia


113.  When performing a Hemoccult test, which color is a positive indicator of blood?
  1. Green
    B.  Yellow
    C.  Orange
    D.  Blue
    E.  Brown


114.  Which of the following terms means “preparing items for filing by removing loose pieces of tape or paper clips”?
  1. Indexing
    B.  Annotating
    C.  Sorting
    D.  Coding
    E.  Conditioning


115.  A 53-year-old woman comes to the medical clinic because she has a headache. Her blood pressure is 120/75 mm Hg, her pulse is 130 bpm, her temperature is 37.3 degrees Celsius (99.2 degrees Fahrenheit), and her respirations are 18/min. Which of the following terms would most likely be documented in the patient’s chart?
  1. Hypertension
    B.  Hypotension
    C.  Bradypnea
    D.  Tachycardia
    E.  Febrile


116.   Quality-control tests are performed daily in laboratories for which of the following reasons?
  1. To pass inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    B.  To determine whether test results are accurate
    C.  To comply with local health department regulations
    D.  To comply with state regulations
    E.  To pass proficiency tests


117.  The need for increasing doses of medication to maintain the desired therapeutic effect is a result of
  1. Synergism
    B.  Cumulative action
    C.  Tolerance
    D.  Trigger action
    E.  Pharmacogenetics


118.  How often must employers file Federal Tax Form 941?
  1. Every two weeks
    B.  Every three months
    C.  Every four months
    D.  Every six months
    E.  Every twelve months


119.  Which of the following additives is used as an anticoagulant in a blood specimen collected to determine a complete blood cell count?
  1. Thrombin
    B.  EDTA
    C.  Sodium heparin
    D.  Sodium citrate
    E.  Potassium oxalate


120.  Which type of endorsement should be used on a check that is being mailed to the bank for deposit?
  1. Conditional
    B.  Qualified
    C.  Blank
    D.  Special
    E.  Restrictive


121.  The root word enter refers to the
  1. Stomach
    B.  Spleen
    C.  Intestines
    D.  Liver
    E.  Bladder


122.  Which of the following computer pointing devices is the most commonly used?
  1. Touch pad
    B.  Trackball
    C.  Modem
    D.  Scanner
    E.  Mouse


123.  The obturator foramen is located in which of the following bones?
  1. Hipbone
    B.  Skull
    C.  Knee
    D.  Face
    E.  None of these


124.  The pectoralis major muscle is in which part of the body?
  1. Chest
    B.  Abdomen
    C.  Thigh
    D.  Skull


125.  Which of the following medical terms is spelled correctly?
  1. Percardiectomy
    B.  Phelbitis
    C.  Thromboctomy
    D.  Valvetemy
    E.  Venipuncture


126.  Repair of a rupture in the liver is referred to as
  1. Hepatorrhaphy
    B.  Cystorrhaphy
    C.  Hepatitis
    D.  Hepatorrhexis
    E.  Hepatomegaly


127.  Which of the following vitamins is necessary for hemoglobin synthesis?
  1. B12
    B.  C
    C.  D
    D.  E
    E.  K


128.  In an adult patient, which of the following arteries is used to obtain a blood pressure reading?
  1. Carotid
    B.  Subclavian
    C.  Brachial
    D.  Ulna
    E.  Aorta


129.  Restriction of sodium in the diet is very common for patients with all of the disorders or conditions, except
  1. Hypertension
    B.  Renal disease with edema
    C.  Addison’s disease
    D.  Congestive heart failure
    E.  Cirrhosis


130.  Which type of gastric cells secrete pepsinogen?
  1. Goblet cells
    B.  Parietal cells
    C.  Chief cells
    D.  Intrinsic cells
    E.  None of these


131.  Which of the following instruments is most appropriate for retinal testing?
  1. Tonometer
    B.  Pen light
    C.  Gonioscope
    D.  Ophthalmoscope
    E.  Slit lamp


132.  The degree of pathogenicity or relative power of an organism to produce a disease is called
  1. Contagion
    B.  Purulence
    C.  Pathogenesis
    D.  Carcinogenicity
    E.  Virulence


133.  The deltoid muscle is commonly used for injection of all of the following, except
  1. Tetanus boosters in adults
    B.  Rabies vaccines after exposure
    C.  Penicillin
    D.  Vitamin B12
    E.  Hepatitis B vaccine


134.  Which of the following is most likely to interpret the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?
  1. Gynecologist
    B.  Radiologist
    C.  Hematologist
    D.  Oncologist
    E.  Dermatologist


135.  Which of the following is included in a patient’s vital signs?
  1. Visual acuity
    B.  Reflexes
    C.  Respiration rate
    D.  Chest circumference
    E.  Height and weight


136.  Which of the following protects a computer monitor’s screen from “burning in” by changing the display at short intervals?
  1. Password
    B.  Screen saver
    C.  Terminal
    D.  Surge protector
    E.  Dust cover


137.  A 71-year-old woman with weak leg muscles is advised to use axillary crutches. She can bear weight on both legs, but she has poor balance. When instructing her in the use of axillary crutches, the medical assistant should show her which of the following crutch-gait patterns?
  1. Two-point
    B.  Three-point
    C.  Four-point alternating
    D.  Five-point


138.  Which of the following terms is used to describe a software application that allows users to locate and display websites?
  1. Flash
    B.  Banner
    C.  Browser
    D.  Cookie
    E.  Cache


139.  Which of the following terms describes the process of linking two or more computers?
  1. Compressing
    B.  Configuring
    C.  Networking
    D.  Encrypting
    E.  Rendering


140.  Choroid refers to the anatomy of the
  1. Ear
    B.  Eye
    C.  Brain
    D.  Liver
    E.  Bladder


141.  A 13-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes mellitus needs to modify his lifestyle. Which of the following is the most effective way for the medical assistant to educate him?
  1. Tell him to call the office if he has questions
    B.  Explain type 1 diabetes mellitus on a level he can understand
    C.  Refer him to a registered dietician
    D.  Give him a brochure on type 1 diabetes mellitus
    E.  Give him a video about type 1 diabetes mellitus


142.  Safety regulations require a medical assistant to wear a dosimeter when using which of the following pieces of equipment?
  1. Spirometer
    B.  Ultrasound
    C.  Electromyography
    D.  Radiograph
    E.  Doppler


143.  The presence of which of the following substances in urine most likely indicates increased metabolism of fat?
  1. Ketones
    B.  Glucose
    C.  Hemoglobin
    D.  Bilirubin
    E.  Albumin


144.  Which of the following portions of the brain controls memory, judgment, and emotion?
  1. Medulla oblongata
    B.  Thalamus
    C.  Pons
    D.  Cerebellum
    E.  Cerebrum


145.  Which of the following is an abnormality of the digestive system?
  1. Blepharoptosis
    B.  Cholelithiasis
    C.  Diaphoresis
    D.  Atelectasis
    E.  Tinnitus


146.  The physician prescribes 0.7 gram of aspirin for a patient. Aspirin is available in 350 mg tablets. How many tablets should the patient receive?
  1. 0.5
    B.  1
    C.  1.5
    D.  2
    E.  2.5


147.  Which of the following is the most appropriate initial step before applying sterile surgical gloves?
  1. Removing jewelry from hands and wrists
    B.  Rinsing hands with warm water
    C.  Applying sterile surgical gloves
    D.  Putting on a laboratory coat


148.  When a child is covered by separate insurance policies through each parent, the policy of which parent is considered primary?
  1. Either parent
    B.  The father
    C.  The mother
    D.  The parent whose birthday falls first
    E.  The parent whose birthday falls last


149.  The primary purpose of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is to
  1. Supply oxygen to vital tissue
    B.  Restore the normal acid-base balance
    C.  Restore palpable peripheral pulse
    D.  Increase the blood pressure
    E.  Provide carbon dioxide to vital heart tissue


150.  If a patient is chronically late and requires more of the physician’s time than most patients, when should this patient’s appointment be scheduled?
  1. First appointment of the day
    B.  Last appointment of the day
    C.  Last appointment before lunch
    D.  First appointment after lunch


151.  A physician advises a 28-year-old patient to increase his daily intake of complex carbohydrates. To do this, it is most appropriate to increase intake of which of the following foods?
  1. Fruits
    B.  Fish
    C.  Peas
    D.  Beans
    E.  Breads


152.  The suffix –phasia means
  1. Swallowing
    B.  Breathing
    C.  Phasing
    D.  Fear
    E.  Speech


153.  What defense mechanism involves a self-justifying explanation that is substituted for an unacceptable one?
  1. Displacement
    B.  Projection
    C.  Sublimation
    D.  Repression
    E.  Rationalization


154.  A 14-year-old boy has an obvious bony deformity of the thigh. An X-ray study of which of the following bones should be ordered?
  1. Fibula
    B.  Femur
    C.  Tibia
    D.  Humerus
    E.  Radius


155.  An official paper ordering a person to appear in court under penalty for failure to do so is called a
  1. Felony
    B.  Subpoena
    C.  Plaintiff
    D.  Slander
    E.  Battery


156.  A blood sample is collected from a patient, and the plasma is pink to red in color. Which of the following is the most likely cause?
  1. Polycythemia
    B.  Agglutination
    C.  Hemolysis
    D.  Lipema
    E.  Icterus


157.  Which of the following is a form used to identify the number of withholding allowances chosen by an employee?
  1. I-9
    B.  1090
    C.  1099
    D.  W-2
    E.  W-4


158.  When are business accounts considered to be “in balance”?
  1. When there are more payables than assets
    B.  When total ending balances of patient ledgers equal the total accounts receivable
    C.  When there are more assets than payables
    D.  When computer posting has occurred
    E.  When the daysheet matches the ledger card


159.  All of the following are objectives of good records management, except
  1. Complying with legal safeguards
    B.  Retrieving information faster
    C.  Reducing misfiles
    D.  Saving space
    E.  Creating additional records in order to be thorough


160.  Which of the following morphologic structures is characteristic of bacilli?
  1. Rod
    B.  Ova
    C.  Sphere
    D.  Cluster
    E.  Chain


161.  Which of the following is the insurance program that provides for the medically indigent?
  1. CHAMPUS/Tricare
    C.  Medicaid
    D.  Medicare
    E.  Blue Shield


162.  Which of the following is a document that shows how the amount of the benefit was determined?
  1. Medicare audit form
    B.  Explanation of benefits form
    C.  Patient encounter form
    D.  Coordination of benefits
    E.  Advanced beneficiary notice form


163.  How should a medical assistant conduct a patient interview when the patient is an eight-year-old boy who has severe bruises on the right leg?
  1. Finish the child’s sentences
    B.  Ask leading questions
    C.  Ask closed-ended questions
    D.  Allow the child to answer each question in his own words
    E.  Allow the parent to answer for the child


164.  Which of the following has jurisdiction over the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances in the United States?
  1. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
    B.  American Medical Association (AMA)
    C.  Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    D.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    E.  Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


165.  Which of the following procedures is performed to view a cross section of an organ?
  1. Pyelography
    B.  Ultrasonography
    C.  Hysterography
    D.  Lymphography
    E.  Tomography


166.  Which of the following in the urine indicates a urinary tract infection?
  1. Ketones
    B.  Nitrite
    C.  Urobilin
    D.  Bilirubin
    E.  Uric acid


167.  Wilms’ tumor is seen in children younger than 5 years of age in which of the following organs?
  1. Lungs
    B.  Brain
    C.  Liver
    D.  Kidneys
    E.  Testes


168.  Which of the following terms best describes signs and symptoms that come and go?
  1. Latent
    B.  Intermittent
    C.  Acute
    D.  Cardinal
    E.  Constitutional


169.  Which of the following is the most appropriate reference for a medical assistant to identify the action of a particular medication?
  1. The American Hospital Formulary
    B.  United States Pharmacopeia
    C.  The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR)
    D.  Family Physician’s Compendium of Drug Therapy
    E.  Abridged Index Medicus


170.  Which of the following procedures is performed by an orthopedist?
  1. Bronchoscopy
    B.  Laparoscopy
    C.  Arthroscopy
    D.  Colonscopy
    E.  Cystoscopy


171.  Which of the following is an abbreviation representing a prescription written for a patient?
  1. Rx
    B.  Tx
    C.  Px
    D.  Hx
    E.  Sx


172.  Which of the following classes of mail should be used to send an item that has significant monetary value?
  1. Priority
    B.  Express
    C.  First class
    D.  Registered
    E.  Certified


173.  A medical assistant earns $15.00 per hour and works 40 hours during a one-week pay period. Federal taxes for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) are withheld at 7.65 percent. How much money will be withheld from her gross earnings for a one-week pay period?
  1. $22.65
    B.  $34.60
    C.  $45.90
    D.  $57.30
    E.  $76.50


174.  When submitting an insurance claim, which of the following International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) codes should be placed on the form first?
  1. Principal diagnosis
    B.  Rule out conditions
    C.  Conditions previously treated
    D.  Conditions that coexist at the time of the visit


175.  The corpus luteum secretes which of the following hormones?
  1. Prolactin
    B.  Testosterone
    C.  Estrogen
    D.  Epinephrine
    E.  Progesterone


176.  Physicians who administer controlled substances are required to register with which of the following organizations?
  1. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    B.  Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    C.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    D.  U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)
    E.  American Medical Association (AMA)


177.  Teaching patients how to perform a procedure is best accomplished by which of the following?
  1. Lecture
    B.  Video
    C.  Brochure
    D.  Internet
    E.  Demonstration


178.  A cell that contains a membrane-bound nucleus with chromosomes is called a
  1. Basophil
    B.  Eukaryote
    C.  Prokaryote
    D.  Virus
    E.  Mold


179.  Which of the following bones is located in the foot?
  1. Tibia
    B.  Mandible
    C.  Metacarpal
    D.  Metatarsal
    E.  Fibula


180.   Malabsorption of vitamin B12 results in
  1. Goiter
    B.  Scurvy
    C.  Rickets
    D.  Osteomalacia
    E.  Pernicious anemia



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