Physiotherapy Terminology Quiz

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Which term refers to decreased nervous excitability or muscle tone?

Hypotonia

What is the term for a swelling caused by the enlargement of a certain area of the vein?

Aneurysm

What does the term 'hyperventilation' refer to?

Too deep and prolonged breathing

Which term refers to the movement of a limb away from the midline of the body?

Abduction

What does the term 'hemiparesia' refer to?

Partial paralysis of half of the body

What is the meaning of the term 'aphasia'?

Partial or complete loss of the ability to speak or understand spoken words

What is the function of a goniometer?

To measure angles

Which term refers to the fusion of the bone parts that make up the joint, resulting in stiffness and loss of mobility?

Ankylose

What is the term for the inflammation of the fascia, characterized by increased fibroblasts in the fascia?

Fasciitis

Which term refers to the involuntary movements of the hands and fingers, with uninterrupted bending in various directions?

Athetosis

What is the term for the paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face due to the destruction of the nervus facialis?

Facial palsy

Which term refers to the abnormal increase in the tone of a muscle or an organ?

Hypertonia

What is the term for the partial or total loss of sensation in a part of the body?

Hypoesthesia

Which term refers to the sudden onset of a condition with severe symptoms but a short course?

Acute

What is the term for the branch of science that investigates health problems in the elderly?

Geriatrics

Which term refers to the device used to measure angles?

Goniometer

What is the term for the inability to do any work?

Disability

Which term refers to little or insufficient air exchange in the lungs?

Hypoventilation

What does the term 'hyperinflation' refer to?

Too deep and prolonged breathing

Which term refers to the forward bending of an organ?

Anteversion

What does the term 'biconcave' mean?

Concave on both sides

What does the term 'biconvex' refer to?

Convex on both sides

Which term refers to the swelling caused by the enlargement of a certain area of the vein?

Aneurysm

What does the term 'embolism' refer to?

Foreign matter that blocks the vascular lumen and prevents circulation

Which term refers to the decreased nervous excitability or muscle tone?

Hypotonia

What does the term 'hyperventilation' mean?

Too deep and prolonged breathing

Which term refers to concave on both sides?

Biconcave

Which term refers to a condition characterized by decreased or lost muscle tone?

Hypotonia

What does the term 'emboli' refer to?

Foreign matter that blocks the vascular lumen and prevents circulation

What is the term for little or insufficient air exchange in the lungs?

Hypoventilation

What does the term 'hyperventilation' refer to?

Too deep and prolonged breathing

What does the term 'anteversion' mean?

Lean forward; forward bending of the organ

Which term describes a shape that is concave on both sides?

Biconcave

What does the term 'biconvex' mean?

Convex on both sides

What does the term 'hemiparesia' refer to?

Movement of a limb away from the midline of the body

What is the function of a goniometer?

To measure joint range of motion

What is the term for a swelling caused by the enlargement of a certain area of the vein?

Aneurysm

True or false: Hypotonia refers to increased nervous excitability or muscle tone?

False

True or false: Aneurysm is a condition characterized by little or insufficient air exchange in the lungs?

False

True or false: Emboli are foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation?

True

True or false: Hyperventilation refers to too deep and prolonged breathing?

True

True or false: Anteversion means to lean forward or have a forward bending of an organ?

True

True or false: Biconcave describes a shape that is convex on both sides?

False

True or false: Biconvex describes a shape that is concave on both sides?

False

True or false: Hyperinflation is a term used in biomechanics to refer to the fusion of bone parts that make up a joint?

False

True or false: Hypoventilation refers to the abnormal increase in the tone of a muscle or an organ?

False

True or false: Hemiparesia refers to the paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face due to the destruction of the nervus facialis?

False

True or false: Abduction refers to the movement of a limb towards the midline of the body?

False

True or false: Ankylose is the fusion of the bone parts that make up the joint, resulting in stiffness and loss of mobility?

True

True or false: Fasciitis is the inflammation of the fascia, characterized by increased fibroblasts in the fascia?

True

True or false: Ataksi refers to the irregularity of voluntary movements as a result of the unrelated work of the muscles?

True

True or false: Hemiparesia refers to the complete paralysis of half of the body?

False

True or false: Hypoesthesia refers to the partial or total loss of sensation in a part of the body?

True

True or false: Hyperkinesia refers to abnormal increase in the tone of a muscle or an organ?

False

True or false: Hemiplegia refers to the partial paralysis of half of the body?

False

True or false: Hyperalgesia refers to the decreased nervous excitability or muscle tone?

False

True or false: Hypertonia refers to the abnormal increase in the tone of a muscle or an organ?

True

Match the following medical terms with their correct definitions:

Hypotonia = Decreased or lost tone Embolism = Foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing Anteversion = Lean forward; forward bending of the organ

Match the following biomechanic terms with their correct descriptions:

Biconcave = Concave on both sides Biconvex = Convex on both sides Anteversion = Lean forward; forward bending of the organ Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing

Match the following cardiovascular and pulmonary terminologies with their correct definitions:

Aneurysm = Swelling caused by the enlargement of a certain area of the vein Embolism = Foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing Hypotonia = Decreased or lost tone

Match the following medical terms with their correct definitions:

Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing Biconvex = Convex on both sides Embolism = Foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation Hypotonia = Decreased or lost tone

Match the following biomechanic terms with their correct descriptions:

Biconcave = Concave on both sides Anteversion = Lean forward; forward bending of the organ Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing Biconvex = Convex on both sides

Match the following cardiovascular and pulmonary terminologies with their correct definitions:

Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing Aneurysm = Swelling caused by the enlargement of a certain area of the vein Embolism = Foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation Hypotonia = Decreased or lost tone

Match the following medical terms with their correct definitions:

Hypotonia = Decreased or lost tone Embolism = Foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation Anteversion = Lean forward; forward bending of the organ Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing

Match the following biomechanic terms with their correct descriptions:

Biconcave = Concave on both sides Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing Anteversion = Lean forward; forward bending of the organ Biconvex = Convex on both sides

Match the following cardiovascular and pulmonary terminologies with their correct definitions:

Aneurysm = Swelling caused by the enlargement of a certain area of the vein Hypotonia = Decreased or lost tone Embolism = Foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing

Match the following medical terms with their correct definitions:

Hyperventilation = Too deep and prolonged breathing Biconvex = Convex on both sides Embolism = Foreign matter that block the vascular lumen and prevent circulation Hypotonia = Decreased or lost tone

Match the following medical terms with their definitions:

Abduction = Moving away from the midline; movement away from the body axis, especially of the arm or leg Ankylose = The fusion of the bone parts that make up the joint, resulting in stiffness and loss of mobility Aphasia = Partial or complete loss of the ability to speak or understand spoken words Hemiparesia = Partial paralysis of half of the body

Match the following anatomical terms with their descriptions:

Dorsal = Relating to the upper side or back of the body Frontal = About forehead Frontal bone Distal = Away from trunk Apex = Top; tip; the pointed end of a cone-shaped part of an organ or formation

Match the following neurological terms with their meanings:

Ataksi = Irregularity of voluntary movements as a result of the unrelated work of the muscles Dysphagia = Difficulty swallowing Fasciculation = Involuntary contraction, twitching of muscle fibers Hyperkinesia = Hyperactivity Involuntary movements in some diseases of the central nervous system

Match the following terms related to body functions with their definitions:

Hypofunction = Decreased activity of an organ or part of the body Function = The function or task of a structure Facilitation = Facilitating an action or a chemical event by acting in accordance with the intended purpose Factor = Element, substance that plays a role in the initiation or development of a reaction or a disease

Match the following orthopedic terms with their meanings:

Amputation = Excision of an organ such as an arm or leg, or a protrusion-like formation Humerus = The arm bone between the shoulder above and the radius and ulna below Fasciitis = Inflammation of the fascia, increased fibroblasts in the fascia Fixation = To fix, to make immovable, to immobilize

Match the following terms related to body conditions with their definitions:

Acute = Sudden onset with severe symptoms but short course Disability = Inability to do any work Geriatrics = The branch of science that investigates health problems in the elderly Hypertrophy = Increasing the nutrition of an organ

Match the following terms related to body sensations with their meanings:

Hyperalgesia = Hypersensitivity to the sense of pain Hypoesthesia = Partial or total loss of sensation in a part of the body Fibrillation = Weak muscular contraction resulting from spontaneous activation of a group of muscle fibers Hypertonia = Abnormal increase in the tone of a muscle or an organ

Match the following terms related to body movements with their definitions:

Adduction = Approaching the midline; especially the movement of the arm and leg approaching the body axis Deviation = Inclination of an organ to one side relative to its normal position Ambulation = Stand up, walk Asynergy = The disappearance of regular work between muscle groups

Match the following terms related to body parts with their definitions:

Phalanx = Each of the long bones of the fingers Fibril = A small or slender fiber Fibular = Relating to fibula Femoral = Relating to the femur Relating to the thigh area

Match the following terms related to medical procedures with their meanings:

Faciotomy = Surgical incision of a fascia or aponeurosis Hospitalization = Admission to hospital for treatment Bilatera = Two sided Hemilateral = Affecting the right or left half of the body

Test your knowledge of general terminology used in physiotherapy with this quiz. Learn about terms like abduction, adduction, extension, and more.

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