Sunday, July 20, 2014

Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM) Practice Test

Many people are looking for healthcare measures that are beyond mainstream through complementary and alternative therapies. This medical terminology practice test highlights 20 of the more common terms related to complementary and alternative therapies found in the United States today.

  1. Click on the first slide below to enlarge.
  2. Click on the slide or thumbnail at the bottom of the screen to advance.
Additional articles:

CAM Practice Test

Free Medical Terminology Study Guide on CAM Therapy
Med term for conventional medicine

Allopathic medicine definition

Therapy combining nutrition, medicinal supplements, herbs, and water

Naturopathy definition

Med term for medical practice in addition to conventional practice
Complementary Medicine definition

Traditional Chinese medical practice that uses thin needles

Acupuncture definition

Therapy that is a system of spinal adjustments

Chiropractic medicine definition
Therapy where patient follows verbal prompts to envision a peaceful location in detail

Guided imagery definition

Care that considers a person's mind, body, and spirit

Holistic care definition

Ancient medicine using acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, exercise, massage

Traditional Chinese medicine definition

Type of therapy that uses gentle touch to help release tension

Craniosacral therapy definition

Chinese medicine incorporating movement, breathing, and meditation

Qi Gong definition

Massage that uses soft-tissue manipulation and application of pressure to trigger points

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) definition

Medicine using substances from plant or mineral products diluted in water or alcohol

Homeopathy definition

Therapy that helps a person focus on thoughts, emotions, and responses to maintain a calm, constant awareness

Mindfulness meditation definition

Soft-tissue manipulation used to ease painful conditions

Myofascial release definition

Medicine that uses alternative health care

Alternative medicine definition

Therapy in which a person is placed in a state of focused concentration

Hypnosis definition

Chinese therapy in which finger pressure is applied to body areas

Acupressure definition

Tradition Hindu medicine that emphasizes hygiene, exercise, herbs, yoga, physiotherapy, diet

Ayurvedic medicine definition

Mechanical spinal adjustment by an osteopath

Osteopathic manipulative therapy definition

Patient learns to control muscle tension, pain, body temperature, brain waves

Biofeedback definition

Student Survive 2 Thrive Free Practice Test

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Diagnostic Tests and Terminology Practice Test

A wide variety of diagnostic tests are available to help caregivers to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of conditions. This practice test highlights fifteen tests or medical terms related to diagnostic tests.

  1. Click on the first image below to enlarge.
  2. Click on the image or thumbnail at the bottom to advance to the next slide.
Additional resources:

Imaging Techniques and Terminology Practice Test

Medical Terminology Practice Test

Image of hard-tissue internal structures commonly called an x-ray

Radiograph definition

Dental x-ray that shows all structures in both dental arches

Panorex definition
Contract medium used to visualize GI tract in upper or lower GI study

Barium used in GI study

Imaging that uses combination of radio waves and strong magnetic field

MRI definition

Ultrasound of heart that produces clearer images than an echo

TEE definition

Medication administered for thyroid scan

Radioactive iodine for thyroid scan

Imaging system that produces multiple cross-sectional views of the body

CT definition

MRI that produces more accurate images

Closed architecture MRI

Can used to view flow of blood in brain

SPECT definition

Another name for nuclear scan

Scintigram definition

Radiation shown slice-by-slice to target tumor and avoid healthy tissue

Tomotherapy definition

Scan used to detect cancer, examine cardiac blood flow or to evaluate people with memory disorders

PET scan definition

Medication given in nuclear medicine

Radioactive tracer definition

Areas on an x-ray that appear white or light gray

Radiopaque definition

Ultrasound to create photograph-like images of a developing child

Fetal ultrasound definition

Medical Terminology Study Guide