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NCLEX Medical Terminology Review

NCLEX Medical Terminology Review

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NCLEX Medical Terminology Review
 
Understanding the medical terminology used on the NCLEX should be a top prioritywhen preparing for the NCLEX. Medical terms can sometimes be confusing due tothe use of medical abbreviations.If you are unable to understand the medical terminology used on the NCLEX thenyou will have poor chance of picking the correct answer. Depending on your clinicalrotations you may also be more familiar with certain medical terms in a specific areaof nursing. Generally, nurses that have the broadest experience with medicalterminology will have a better understanding to answer questions that containcomplex medical terminology on the NCLEX test.Take time to review the following abbreviations on the NCLEX test as well as a morethorough list as found in the NCLEX study guide linked to the right hand side of thispage.ADHantidieuretic hormoneAMLacute myelogenous leukemiaAPC atrial premature contractionASDatrial septal defectBPH benign prostatic hypertrophyBUNblood, urea, nitrogenCacalciumCAcancerCAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysisCCchief complaintCPK creatine phosphokinaseCRPC-reactive proteinDIFFdifferential blood countDOEdyspnea on exertionD/Wdextrose in waterECTelectroconvulsive therapyESRDend stage renal diseaseFUOfever of undetermined originGHgrowth hormoneGSCglascow coma scaleHgmercuryHLAhuman leukocyte antigenHzhertzICSintercostal spaceIPGimpedance plethysmogramJRAjuvenile rheumatoid arthritisPracticing nurses have the luxury of being able to look up medial abbreviations anddefinitions before making patient care decisions. However, the NCLEX test does notallow that option. If you are confused by the medical terminology on the NCLEX, youwill not be able to use a medical dictionary for reference purposes.
 
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I-Olfactory-SmellII-Optic-Vision acuityIII-Oculomotor – Eye functionIV-Trochlear – Eye functionV-Trigeminal – Sensory of the face, chewingVI-Abducens – Eye functionVII-Facial – Facial expression, wrinkle forehead, taste anterior tongueVIII-Vestibulocochlear – Auditory acuity, balance and postural responsesIX-Glossopharyngeal – Taste on posterior 33% of the scaleX-Vagus – Cardiac, respiratory reflexesXI-Spinal Accessory - Strength of trapezius and Sternocleidomastoid musclesXII-Hypoglossal – Motor function of the tongue
 
NCLEX Practice Questions 1-10
 
1. A nurse is reviewing a patient’s medication during shift change. Which of thefollowing medication would be contraindicated if the patient were pregnant? Note:More than one answer may be correct.A: CoumadinB: FinasterideC: CelebrexD: CatapressE: HabitrolF: Clofazimine
 
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A nurse is reviewing a patient’s PMH. The history indicates photosensitivereactions to medications. Which of the following drugs has not been associatedwith photosensitive reactions? Note: More than one answer may be correct.A: CiproB: SulfonamideC: NoroxinD: BactrimE: AccutaneF: Nitrodur 3. A patient tells you that her urine is starting to look discolored. If you believethis change is due to medication, which of the following patient’s medication doesnot cause urine discoloration?A: SulfasalazineB: LevodopaC: PhenolphthaleinD: Aspirin4. You are responsible for reviewing the nursing unit’s refrigerator. If you foundthe following drug in the refrigerator it should be removed from the refrigerator’scontents?A: CorgardB: Humulin (injection)C: UrokinaseD: Epogen (injection)5. A 34 year old female has recently been diagnosed with an autoimmunedisease. She has also recently discovered that she is pregnant. Which of thefollowing is the only immunoglobulin that will provide protection to the fetus in thewomb?A: IgA

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