12 October 2009

Quiz answers

Get the answers here to the medical-whizz quiz.


1. True. An HIV-positive mother can have a baby who is HIV-negative

2. False. A mammogram is an x-ray done of the breasts to test for lumps

3. The colours that colour-blind people have difficulty seeing, are red and brown

4. Rubella is another name for German measles

5. Smallpox has been eradicated

6. True. It is better to have a benign tumour than a malignant one

7. MS stands for multiple sclerosis

8. Penicillin was the first antibiotic

9. A paediatrician deals with children

10. False. A psychologist may not prescribe medication

11. The Islands of Langerhangs are in the pancreas

12. Agorophobia is the fear of public or open spaces

13. A shortage of vitamin C can lead to scurvy

14. A normal adult has 32 teeth

15. False. There is no cure for herpes

16. Type 1 diabetics have to inject themselves with insulin

17. Nevirapine is used in the treatment of HIV/Aids

18. A lack of folic acid can cause spina bifida

19. DNA has to do with the genes

20. True. One can be vaccinated against cervical cancer

21. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

22. CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

23. Your patella is your kneecap

24. A mammogram is not a pregnancy test. It is a test in which breasts are checked for lumps or tumours.

25. False. An optometrist tests your eyes


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