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CCA review stumpers

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what is the function of the spleen? creates lymphocytes for the destruction and recycling of old red-blood cells. It also acts as a blood reservoir. In other words, t is a filter and storage tank for blood. The spleen is a part of the lymphatic system.
what do thrombocytes do? coagulate the blood.
what are leukocytes? white blood cells.
what are erythrocytes? red blood cells.
what are squamous cells?
what are epethial cells?
what are melanocytes? skin cells that produce melanin for pigmentation of skin and eyes.
Most serious form of skin cancer is what? small cell carcinoma.
What are the stages of decubitus ulcers? One- Two- Three- Four-
what are basal cells?
what is a cystoscopy for? endoscope to view inside the gall bladder or urinary bladder.
what does the medical term -otomy mean? cutting operation. Also, -tomy and -ectomy.
what is a cystourethroscope used for? to get visual of both the bladder(urinary) and the ureters with scope (endoscope).
A cystotomy is a procedure for ? incision into urinary or gall bladder.
what do exo- and eco- mean? outward, external, as in exogenic.
what are ect- and -ecto? outside or removal, as in "ectomy" as in appendectomy.
what symptom is dyspepsia? upset stomach (as in Pepto-Bismal)
what is dysphagia? the symptom of dfficulty swallowing.
what does the prefix pylo- mean? pelvis, usually renal(kidney)
pyloplasty is a procedure for what? Surgical reeconstruction ofthe kidney pelvis.
nephropathy is what type of disease? Kidney disease (nephr-) of inflammation or degenerative condition.
What is a PTCA used for? procedure for angina.
what does the suffix -oma mean? Tumor or neoplasm.
what is the prefix hemo (or hema)the root word for? Blood
what is a hematoma? blood tumor
what does the suffix -ptosis (or ptoses)mean? a slinking down or prolapse of an organ.
hemoptysis is a term for what? spitting up blood derive from the lungs due to pulmonary or bronchial hemorrhage.
What is CEA? Carcinoembryonic Antigen, a protein normally found in tissues of a developing baby in the womb. CEA levels in blood disappear or become very low at birth. In adults, an abnormal amount of CEA may be a sign of cancer.
Synthesis means what? Syn- is prefix for together, with or joined.
What organ has a dual function? Pancreas. It is an exocrine gland which secretes digestive juices. And, it is an endocrine gland which secretes hormones into body fluids.
What are Islands of Langerhan? any of several masses of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon.
what are the three kinds of endocrine cells in the pancreas? A-cells (alpha cells) = glucagon B-cells (beta cells) = insulin D-cells (delta cells) = somatostatin
What are APC codes used for in nursing? DRG's for outpatient services X = anxillary services. V = ER/clinic services. T = Discount applies to multiple procedures. S = Discount does not apply for multiple procedures. T = reduced fee applies. C = inpatient and, P = partial hospitalizatio
What is a CARF manual for? Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
What is the limbic system comprised of?
Creatine Test is used to determine what?
What is a Guaiac Smear? A nauseant to test for occult blood in the stomach.
what type of organism causes malaria? protozoa.
What does APC stand for? Ambulatory Payment Classifications used for the outpatient prospective payment system (PPS). Used to determin the medicare outpatient charge applicable for discharge from ED/clinic or transfer to other facility.
What is cachexia? General weakness marked by loss of appetite, muscular wasting, general mental and physical debilitation. Anorexia is one type of cachexia.
How is a Medicare PAR fee calculated. How is a non-PAR fee calculated?
How is a non-PAR Medicare fee calculated?
what does status asthmaticus mean?
Review Blood Cells? plasma, white cells, Red cells, helper B-cells and T-cells
what is a cytoblast?
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