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How Many Of These Medical Terms Do You Know?

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  1. What is pyrexia?
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    Pins and needles
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    Incorrect
    Back pain
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    Incorrect
    A fever
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    Incorrect
    Nausea
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A fever!

    That's right! Pyrexia is the medical term for a raised temperature

  2. What is oedema/edema?
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    Bloating
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    Incorrect
    Fluid retention
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    Incorrect
    Low blood pressure
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    Incorrect
    Itching
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fluid retention!

    Yep, it's a build up of fluids in the body which causes swelling, usually of the legs or arms.

  3. What is hypertension?
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    High blood pressure
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    Incorrect
    Gas
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    Incorrect
    Migraine
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    Incorrect
    Breathing problems
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's high blood pressure!

    Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure and hypotension is term for low blood pressure.

  4. What is maceration?
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    Incorrect
    Removal of an organ
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    Incorrect
    Tissue breakdown
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    Incorrect
    Earache
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    Incorrect
    Constipation
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tissue breakdown

    Maceration is the softening and breakdown of tissue.

  5. What is pruritus?
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    Incorrect
    Itching
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    Incorrect
    Dandruff
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    Incorrect
    Vomitting
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    Incorrect
    Vision problems
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Itching!

    Pruritus is the medical term for severe itching.

  6. What is thrombus?
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    Incorrect
    Swelling
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    Incorrect
    Chest pain
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    Incorrect
    Kidney stone
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    Incorrect
    Blood clot
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Blood clot

    A thrombus is a medical term for a blood clot.

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