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A patient usually exhibits a pale complexion with all of the following syndromes, except...

a. deficiency of qi
b. deficiency of blood
c. deficiency of yang
d. deficiency of yin
e. cold
d. deficiency of yin

...does not exhibit a pale complexion
the presence of malar flush indicates...

a. damp heat in the LV/GB
b. yin deficiency
c. qi deficiency
d. deficiency of LV blood
e. invasion of pathologic heat
b. yin deficiency

...presence of malar flush
a dull (not bright) pale yellow complexion is a sign of...

a. heart fire
b. invasion of pathogenic heat
c. deficiency of both qi and blood
d. deficiency of yang
e. deficiency of yin
c. deficiency of both qi and blood
a bluish complexion may be present in all of the following conditions except...

a. cold syndromes
b. painful syndromes
c. stagnation of blood
d. retention of dampness
e. convulsions
d. retention of dampness

...bluish complexion will not be present
blueish-purplish complexion and lips with the intermittent pain in the precordial region is due to...

a. stagnation of heart blood
b. heat in the blood
c. deficiency of liver yin
d. attack of the heart by phlegm
e. deficiency of heart yin
a. stagnation of heart blood

...causes a bluish-purplish complexion with chest pain
a dark complexion (without brightness) accompanied by scaly skin indicates...

a. deficiency of qi
b. deficiency of yang
c. invasion of wind
d. invasion of cold
e. stagnation of blood
e. stagnation of blood

...causes dark complexion, scaly skin
a swollen pale tongue with tooth prints on the border indicates...

a. deficiency of HT qi
b. deficiency of SP and KD yang
c. deficiency of LU
d. deficiency of LV blood
e. deficiency of kidney yin
b. deficiency of spleen and kidney yang

...pale swollen tongue with teethmarks on the border
a swollen tongue which is deep red in color indicates...

a. excessive heat in the heart and spleen
b. invasion of the lung by pathologic heat
c. damp heat in the LV
d. dampness and phlegm in the LU
e. yin deficiency of HT and LV
a. excessive heat in the heart and spleen

...tongue: swollen + deep red
a thin and dry tongue which is deep red in color indicates...

a. yin and qi deficiency
b. qi and blood deficiency
c. hyperactivity of fire due to deficiency of yin
d. damp-heat sydrome
e. stagnation of blood
c. hyperactivity of fire due to deficiency of yin

...tongue: thin + dry + deep red
a thorny red tongue indicates...

a. deficiency of blood
b. deficiency of yin
c. stagnation of blood
d. path. heat in the interior
e. none of the above
d. path. heat in the interior

...tongue: thorny + red
a cracked red tongue indicates...

a. deficiency of blood
b. excessive heat
c. deficiency of yang
d. deficiency of lung qi
e. weakness of the spleen
b. excessive heat

...tongue: cracked + red
a cracked and pale tongue indicates...

a. deficiency of blood
b. deficiency of liver yin
c. damp-heat syndrome
d. invasion of pathologic cold
e. stagnation of blood
a. deficiency of blood

...tongue: cracked + pale
which of the following conditions may be present in a normal person...

a. swollen tongue
b. thin tongue
c. thorny tongue
d. tooth prints on the border
e. cracked tongue
e. cracked tongue

...can be normal
a yellow dry tongue coating usually indicates...

a. exterior heat
b. interior heat
c. damp heat
d. deficient heat
e. yin deficiency
b. interior heat

...yellow dry tongue coating
the presence of purplish spots on the tongue surface indicates...

a. deficiency of qi
b. deficiency of yin
c. stagnation of qi
d. stagnation of blood
e. accumulation of phlegm
d. stagnation of blood

...purplish spots on tongue surface
a pale purplish and moist tongue indicates...

a. deficiency of yin and retention of dampness
b. stagnation of qi
c. stagnation of blood due to heat
d. stagnation of blood due to cold
e. deficiency of qi and blood
d. stagnation of blood due to cold

...tongue: purple + moist
the thorns on the tip of the tongue indicate...

a. LV and GB fire
b. ST fire
c. HT fire
d. deficiency of ST yin
e. deficiency of KD yin
c. heart fire

...thorny tip of tongue
a yellow sticky tongue coating indicates...

a. retention of damp-heat
b. invasion of damp-cold
c. invasion of summer heat
d. stagnation of both qi and blood
e. deficiency of KD yin
a. retention of damp heat

...yellow sticky tongue coating
all of the following syndromes may exhibit a pale tongue, except...

a. deficiency of blood
b. deficiency of qi and blood
c. deficiency of yin
d. deficiency of yang
e. cold
c. deficiency of yin

...does not show a pale tongue
a red tongue with a thick yellow coating indicates...

a. excessive heat
b. deficient heat
c. retention of damp
d. stagnation of blood
e. stagnation of liver qi
a. excessive heat

...red tongue with sticky yellow coating
in exogenous febrile diseases, invasion of the ying and xue (blood) systems by pathogenic heat may be indicated by...

a. pale tongue
b. light red tongue
c. deep red tongue
d. purple tongue
e. blue tongue
c. a deep red tongue

...indicates pathogenic heat in the ying and xue systems
a pale tongue with a white slippery coating indicates...

a. deficiency of qi and blood
b. cold-damp
c. retention of food
d. invasion of summer heat
e. stagnation of qi
b. cold damp

...pale tongue with slippery coating
a "geographic tongue" is a sign of ...

a. consumption of qi and yin of the stomach
b. deficiency of qi and heart blood
c. deficiency of yang and of SP and KD
d. deficiency of blood and yin of the liver
e. retention of phlegm-damp in the spleen and lung
a. consumption of qi and yin of the ST

...geographic tongue
a black and slippery coating implies...

a. hyperactivity of fire due to deficiency of yin
b. excessive cold due to yang deficiency
c. retention of damp heat
d. accumulation of fire
e. retention of food
b. excessive cold due to yang deficiency
a grey and dry coating implies...

a. retention of cold damp in the interior
b. retention of phlegm + fluid
c. consumption of body fluid due to excessive heat
d. excessive cold
e. yang deficiency
c. consumption of body fluid due to excessive heat

...grey and dry coating
a thin, dry and deep red tongue indicates...

a. hyperactivity of fire due to deficiency of yin
b. qi deficiency
c. blood deficiency
d. deficiency of qi and blood
e. excessive cold
a. hyperactivity of fire due to deficiency of yin
pale lips denote...

a. retention of food
b. stagnation of blood
c. excessive heat
d. deficiency of blood
e. deficiency of yin
d. deficiency of blood

...pale lips
clear nasal discharge is due to...

a. invasion of wind cold
b. invasion of wind heat
c. deficiency of lung qi
d. yin deficiency of the lung
e. retention of phlegm in the lung
a. invasion of wind cold

...clear nasal discharge
repeated speech in a feeble voice accompanied by listlessness suggests...

a. disturbance of the mind by heat
b. deficiency of heart and lung qi
c. disturbance of the mind by phlegm fire
d. deficiency of heart blood
e. deficiency of spleen and lung qi
b. deficiency of heart and lung qi

...repeated speech in feeble voice, listlessness
feeble asthmatic breathing accompanied by shortness of breath indicates...

a. invasion of lung by pathogenic wind cold
b. invasion of lung by pathogenic wind heat
d. deficiency of lung qi
e. retention of phlegm in lung
c. deficiency of lung qi

...asthmatic breathing with shortness of breath
alternate chills and fever are representative symptoms of...

a. exterior syndrome
b. interior syndrome
c. intermediate syndrome
d. heat syndrome
c. intermediate syndrome

...alternating chills and fever
afternoon fever with constipation, as well as fullness and pain in the abdomen often suggests...

a. deficiency of yin
b. intermediate syndrome
c. invasion of pathogenic cold in the taiyang channel
d. excess heat in the yangming channel
e. stagnation of qi and blood in the large intestine
d. excess heat in the yangming channel

...afternoon fever + constipation, fullness + pain in abdomen
chills accompanied by fever is the symptom seen in...

a. cold syndrome
b. heat syndrome
c. deficiency of yang
d. deficiency of yin
e. exterior syndrome
e. exterior syndrome

...chills with fever
severe chills accompanies by a mild fever suggests...

a. deficiency of yang
b. deficiency of yin
c. exterior cold
d. exterior heat
e. interior cold
c. exterior cold

...chills with mild fever
absence of sweating in exterior syndromes indicates...

a. invasion by pathogenic wind
b. invasion by pathogenic cold
c. invasion by pathogenic heat
d. invasion by pathogenic damp
e. deficiency of yang
b. pathogenic cold

...no sweating in exterior syndrome
sweet taste and stickiness in the mouth implies...

a. damp heat in the spleen and stomach
b. heat in the liver and stomach
c. heat in the liver and gallbladder
d. cold in the spleen and stomach
e. liver qi overacting on the spleen
a. damp heat in the spleen and stomach

...sweet taste, sticky mouth
sour regurgitation means...

a. retention of heat in the liver and stomach
b. damp heat in the spleen and stomach
c. yang deficiency of the spleen
d. cold in the liver channel
e. dysfunction of the spleen and stomach
a. retention of heat in the liver and stomach

...sour regurgitation
a thin patient who is always hungry with a voracious appetite indicates...

a. stagnation of spleen qi
b. liver fire
c. excessive stomach fire
d. liver qi overacting on the stomach
e. hyperactivity of yang due to deficiency of yin
c. excessive stomach fire

...thin patient, always hungry
hunger with no appetite or eating a small amount of food suggests...

a. weakness of the spleen due to deficiency of qi
b. impairment of stomach yin producing internal deficiency heat
c. excessive stomach fire
d. retention of undigested food in the stomach
e. stagnation of stomach qi due to overacting of the liver
b. impairment of stomach yin producing internal deficiency heat

...hunger w/no appetite
a sharp pricking pain which is fixed in location is a sign of...

a. yang deficiency
b. yin deficiency
c. stagnation of qi
d. stagnation of blood
e. invasion of fire
d. stagnation of blood

...sharp pricking pain, fixed location
pain with a hollow sensation is caused by...

a. deficiency of qi
b. deficiency of yang
c. deficiency of blood
d. stagnation of qi
e. retention of damp
a. deficiency of qi

...hollow pain
a distending pain moving from place to place is a typical sign of ...

a. qi stagnation
b. blood stagnation
c. cold syndrome
d. deficiency of blood
e. deficiency of qi
a. qi stagnation

...distending pain
yellow urine generally indicates...

a. cold syndromes
b. heat syndromes
c. deficiency of blood
d. deficiency of qi
e. invasion of damp
b. heat syndromes

...yellow urine
menses of a shortened cycle, excessive in amount, deep red and thick in quality is related to...

a. weakness of SP qi which fails to control blood
b. deficiency of blood
c. hyperactivity of fire due to deficiency of yin
d. excessive heat in blood
e. deficiency of the kidney which fails to store essence
d. excessive heat in blood

...heavy menses, short cycle
a thin, light colored menstrual flow which is profuse indicates...
a. excessive heat in blood
b. hyperactivity of fire due to deficiency of yin
c. failure of SP qi to control blood
d. failure of LV to store blood
e. dysfunction of the heart to dominate blood
c. failure of spleen qi to control blood

...light menstrual flow
thin, scanty and light colored menses implies...

a. deficiency of blood
b. deficiency of qi
c. deficiency of yin
d. excessive heat in blood
e. stagnation of blood
a. deficiency of blood

thin scanty menses
a soft pulse (ru mai) is...

a. superficial and thready, and hits the fingers without strength
b. deep and thready, and hits the fingers without strength
c. slow, with less than four beats per breath
d. felt only on heavy pressure
e. superficial and rapid
a. superficial and thready, and hits the fingers without strength

...soft pulse
a broad, large and forceful pulse like roaring waves which comes on powerfully and fade away is called...

a. superficial pulse (fu mai)
b. deep pulse (chen mai)
c. pulse of the excess type (chi mai)
d. string-taut pulse (xuan mai)
e. surging pulse (hong mai)
e. surging pulse (hong mai)

...pulse like waves
a tight and forceful pulse like a stretched rope is called...

a. surging pulse (hong mai)
b. slow pulse (chi mai)
c. rolling pulse (hua mai)
d. tense pulse (jin mai)
e. string-taut pulse (xuan mai)
d. tense pulse (jin mai)

...tight + forceful, stretched rope
a slow pulse with irregular missed beats is called...

a. weak pulse (ruo mai)
b. soft pulse (ru mai)
c. hesitant pulse (se mai)
d. abrupt pulse (cu mai)
e. knotted pulse (jie mai)
e. knotted pulse (jie mai)

...slow + irregular missed beats
the course of channel may present syndromes of the same organ when it is effected. the pathologic factors of the liver, for example, can be reflected by disorders at...

a. the elbows
b. the fossae poplitea
c. the armpits (fossae axillaris)
d. the hips
e. none of the above
c. the armpits (fossae axillaris)

...liver signs
when the spleen is effected, disorder on each of the following areas would not be found except for...

a. the elbows
b. the armpits
c. the hips
d. the fossae poplitea
e. none of the above
c. the hips

...spleen signs
when a patient complains of ulceration, swelling and pain of the mouth and tongue, accompanied by insomnia, a feverish sensation, flushed face, bitter taste in the mouth, and hot and dark yellow urine, upon examination the patient exhibits a red tongue and rapid pulse, and the probable diagnosis would be...

a. hyperactivity of LV fire
b. deficiency of KD yin
c. hyperactivity of HT fire
d. hyperactivity of UB fire
e. hyperactivity of ST fire
c. hyperactivity of HT fire
which one of the following symptoms could be an indication of points on the LI, SI, ST, KD channels in common?

a. edema
b. toothache
c. sore throat
d. diarrhea
e. malar flush
d. diarrhea

...symptom that can be treated with points on LI, SI, ST, KD channels