Medicine 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 9th January 2011
  1. For what is Joseph Lister famous for developing? Antiseptics.
  2. The lack of which vitamin may lead to Rickets? Vitamin D.
  3. What is MYOPIA? Short sightedness.
  4. What is the medical name for German Measles? Rubella.
  5. What was the first human organ to be successfully transplanted? The Kidney [1956].
  6. To what does the expression "hypertension" refer? High Blood Pressure.
  7. What is the medical term for PHLEGM? Sputum.
  8. Which treatment does Papworth Hospital in Cambridge specialise in? Cardiothoracics.
  9. Which disease is known as "The Royal Disease"? Haemophilia.
  10. What ailment is sometimes referred to as Petit or Grand mal? Epilepsy[seizure].
  11. Shortage of which vitamin may lead to scurvy? Vitamin C.
  12. For what is William Harvey famous for discovering? The circulation of blood.
  13. Which is the largest INTERNAL organ of the human body? The Liver.
  14. What term is used for a disease that spreads throughout the World? A Pandemic.
  15. What are laxatives used to treat? Constipation.
  16. To which medical condition does EPISTAXIS refer? A Nose Bleed.
  17. What 'S' word is defined as a "Lateral Curvature of the spine"? Scoliosis.
  18. Which is the longest muscle in the human body? The Sartorius, which runs from the pelvis to the knee.
  19. What do the letters C-A-T stand for in the term Cat-Scan? Computerised Axial Tomography.
  20. By what name is the disease VARICELLA more known? Chickenpox.


  1. Martin says:

    Q18. The sartorius is the longest muscle, but the largest muscle is the gluteus maximus.

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