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Medical Trivia Questions and Answers

Medical trivia questions with answers.

 

Medical Trivia Questions and Answers

Q: What's the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men?
A: Prostate cancer.

Q: What does "CPR" stand for in medical emergencies?
A: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Q: What, along with heart disease and cancer, accounts for 64 percent of U.S. deaths?
A: Stroke.

Q: What virus did the World Health Organization say would infect 40 million people by the year 2000?
A: HIV.

Q: What do cosmetic surgeons remove 200,00 pounds of from Americans per year?
A: Fat.

 

Q: What do doctors look at through an ophthalmoscope?
A: The eye.

Q: What disease accounts for two of every three cases of dementia?
A: Alzheimer's. 

Q: What S-word is defined as "a lateral curvature of the spine"?
A: Scoliosis.

Q: What substance produced by the body is counteracted by antihistamine drugs./
A: Histamine.

Q: What do leukemia sufferers have too many of?
A: White blood cells, or leukocytes. 

Q: What's most likely to occur when your diaphragm goes into spasms?
A: Hiccups.

 

Q: What's the itchy skin condition tinea pedis better known as?
A: Athlete's foot. 

Q: How many times a day must you take medication if your prescription reads "q.i.d."?
A: Four.

Q: What part of the eye may be obscured by cataracts?
A: The lens.

Q: What arthritic disorder occurs due t increased uric acid the the blood?
A: Gout.

Q: What hereditary blood defect is known as "the royal disease"?
A: Hemophilia.

Q: What organ is inflamed when one has encephalitis?
A: The brain.

 

Q: Where does the embryo implant itself in a tubal pregnancy?
A: A Fallopian tube.

Q: How many of every 10 victims infected by the Ebola virus will die in two days?
A: Nine.

Q: What brain operation was tried first on a confused 63-yuar-old female at George Washington Hospital in 1956?
A: A lobotomy.

Q: What does the "myo" mean in myocardial?
A: Muscle.

Q: What was bovine spongiform encephalopathy called by the British press in 1996?
A: Mad cow disease.

Q: What's the medical term for low blood sugar?
A: Hypoglycemia.

 

Q: What's the tranquilizer diazepam better known as?
A: Valium.

Q: What's the common term for a cerebrovascular accident?
A: Stroke.

Q: What do itchy people call the "rhus radicans" they were sorry they came into contact with?
A: Poison Ivy.

Q: What was Friedrich Serturner the first to extract from opium and use as a pain reliever?
A: Morphine.

Q: What was the most widely prescribe antideppressant in the U.S. in the 1990s?
A: Prozac.

Q: What syndrome does SIDS mean to child care experts?
A: Sudden infant death syndrome.

Q: What disease is the focus of oncology?
A: Cancer.

Q: Where is liver bile stopped before being released into the small intestine?
A: The gall bladder.