Posttest: Answers

Correct Answer Term Definition
1. q allergy a state of hypersensitivity
2. p bronchiectasis chronic dilatation of the bronchi
3. d bronchitis inflammation of the bronchial tubes
4. o cirrhosis a liver disease
5. c C.V.A costovertebral angle or cerebral vascular accident (or stroke)
6. r diabetes mellitus a metabolic disorder
7. b emphysema a chronic shortness of breath
8. s gonorrhea venereal disease characterized by inflammation of the genital mucous membrane
9. a hypertension high blood pressure
10. n infection at tumor site any type of invasion of tissue by microorganisms at or around the tumor site
11. t mental illness exaggerated or withdrawn behavior
12. e myasthenia gravis a syndrome of fatigue and exhaustion of the muscular system
13. f myocardial infarct coagulation necrosis in muscular tissue of the heart
14. j nephritis inflammation of the kidney
15. g neuritis inflammation of a nerve
16. l neurologic disorder malfunctioning of the nervous system
17. i P.I.D. pelvic inflammatory disease
18. h pneumonia inflammation of the lungs
19. m syphilis a venereal disease which can affect all tissues of the body
20. k traumatic fracture a broken bone