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What medical term refers to eating or taking by mouth?

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Ingestion. The word "poison" comes from the Latin "potare", meaning "to drink", reflecting that poisons most commonly enter the body though ingestion.

What is the bone of the forearm that runs alongside the thumb?

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Radius. The radius is bigger and longer than the ulna.

Scurvy is an inadequate production of what?

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Collagen. Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C.

How many cups of milk should the average person have daily according to the food pyramid?

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Three. Nutritionists believe using low fat or fat free milk is healthier than whole milk.

What is vitamin K good for?

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To Help Blood Clot. Vitamin K may help maintain strong bones in the elderly.

Who created the Weight Watchers' Diet?

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Jean Nidetch. Jean Nidetch was an overweight Brooklyn, New York housewife when she created the Weight Watchers program.

What is the condition induced by an overdose of the aphrodisiac known as "Spanish Fly" called?

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Reese's Dementia. Reese's dementia is a transient, confusional state after over-indulgence of a hydrocarbon better known as "Spanish Fly".

According to a 2017 Lancet Psychiatry report, which illicit party drug is being studied in the treatment of depression?

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Ketamine. Ketamine, which is typically used as a surgical anesthetic and animal tranquilizer, is commonly known by the street name "Special K".

Which word describes the effectiveness of something, in a medical context?

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Efficacy. In pharmacology, efficacy is the maximum response achievable by a given drug.

How many incisors does a typical human adult have in their mouth?

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8. A baby's first teeth usually come in on the top front.

What word is sometimes used to mean "stopping" in a medical context?

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Cessation. In the United States, between 1965 and 2006, smoking rates dropped from 42 to 21% of all adults.

Whose works include "Client-Centered Therapy", and "On Becoming a Person"?

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Carl Rogers. Carl Rogers along with Maslow are considered the founders of the humanist approach to psychology.

In July 2017, the U.K.'s National Health Service announced that it will no longer fund which type of treatments?

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Homeopathy. The NHS reported that costs for homeopathic prescriptions in the U.K. were approximately £92,000 in 2016.

According to the World Health Organization, 35% of HIV deaths in 2015 were due to which infectious disease?

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Tuberculosis. Over 95 percent of global tuberculosis cases and deaths are in developing countries.

Which number is generally considered to be the start of high cholesterol?

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200. Cholesterol is needed to build and maintain membranes.

Rubeola is the medical term for which disease?

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Measles. Individuals with measles often break out with small red spots called Koplik's spots.

What is the second most common inherited disorder in children?

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Myelodysplasia. Myelodysplasia, or spina bifida, is the second most common disorder in children after cerebral palsy and followed by muscular dystrophy.

What is the biggest artery in the human body?

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Aorta. The aorta descends from the left ventricle through the abdomen and branches into 2 smaller arteries.

Which of the following is the most common cause cancer deaths in the world?

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Lung Cancer. 1.69 million deaths were attributed to lung cancer in 2015, more than double the deaths of the second-most common type, liver cancer.

Approximately how many feet long is the small intestine?

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20-22 Feet. The large intestine is much shorter than the small intestine but gets its name from its larger diameter.

 

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