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Medical Trivia Quiz Questions

Who was it that discovered blood circulation?
A:  William Harvey

What makes Louise Brown, who was born 1978, special?
A: She was the first test tube baby.

What vaccine is used against Polio?
A: The Salk vaccine

Genuphobia is the fear of what?
A:  Knees

Up to eighty percent of household dust is made of what?
A:  Dead skin cells

Babies are born without what?
A:  Knee Caps. They form at 2 - 6 years of age

What does a CAT scan stand for?
A:  Computerized Axial Topography

Cerumen is the medical term for what?
A: Earwax

Your villus is located where in your body?
A: Small Intestine

In 1900 what was the third leading cause of death?
A:  Diarrhea

Where would you find your Popliteal Fossa?
A:  Back of your knee

More than thirty million people in the United States have diasima. What is it?
A:  Gap in your front teeth

If you have a luxating patella, what is wrong?
A: Your  Kneecap moves

The human body has  45 miles of what?
A:  Nerves


As the day progresses, what body part gets bigger?
A: Feet 5 to 10%

Where is your corrugator located?
A: Your Forehead

The average American consumes 9 pounds of what annually?
A:  Food Additives

What is epistaxis?
A: Nosebleed

What medical tool did Rene Laennac invent for doctors in 1810?
A:  Stethoscope

Who performed the first heart transplant in South Africa?
A:  Christian Barnard

Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that does what?
A: It delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.


In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in what?
A: Blood plasma.

What is blood plasma?
A: It is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves.

What is albumin?
A: Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood.

The blood cells are mainly red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes) and what?
A: Platelets (also called thrombocytes).

What are the most abundant cells in vertebrate blood?
A: Red blood cells.

These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which does what?
A: It facilitates oxygen transport by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood.

In contrast, carbon dioxide is mostly transported how?
A: Extracellularly as bicarbonate ion transported in plasma.


Vertebrate blood is bright red when its hemoglobin is oxygenated and what color when it is deoxygenated?
A: Dark red.

Some animals, such as crustaceans and mollusks, use what to carry oxygen, instead of hemoglobin?
A: Hemocyanin .

Insects and some mollusks use a fluid called what instead of blood?
A: Hemolymph, the difference being that hemolymph is not contained in a closed circulatory system.

In most insects, why does this "blood" not contain oxygen-carrying molecules such as hemoglobin?
A: Because their bodies are small enough for their tracheal system to suffice for supplying oxygen.


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