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Voucher checks are commonly used for


From which of the following is agar extracted?


When addressing an envelope, the word “confidential” should be placed

Two lines below the return address

The ledger provides up-to-date financial information pertaining to which of the following?


Which of the following abbreviations is used in a prescription to indicate that a medication should be taken orally before meals?

PO ac

A hereditary disease that causes copper accumulation in various organs is called

Wilson's disease

Which of the following is the most appropriate medical record classification for a deceased patient?


A microbe that lives only in the absence of oxygen is called a(n)

Obligate anaerobe

Medicare Part C involves which of the following?

Private health plans

Which of the following is the most appropriate initial action for the medical assistant when a patient is referred to the medical office?

Determine the urgency of the patient's appointment

Which of the following is a safety hazard in a medical office?

Mercury thermometer

Antiemetics are indicated for which of the following conditions?


The placement of the subject line in a letter should be in the


Which of the following is used to indicate that a patient's medical record is stored in two locations?

Cross-reference guide

Which of the following is the most appropriate method to remove sterile forceps from a sterile package?

By tip, handles down

The process in which molecules, ions, or particles move from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration is known as


Which of the following is the correct spelling for the term that means "characterized by an exaggerated reaction to an antigen or toxin"?


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that healthcare workers be tested annually for which of the following communicable disease?


Which of the following is an instrument that measures and records the volume of air that moves in and out of the lungs?


Which of the following actions by the medical assistant is most likely to protect the physician if a caller to the office were to take legal action?

Proper documentation of calls

Which of the following is a hereditary disorder of clotting factors?


In an electrocardiogram, what does the QRS complex represent?

Depolarization of the ventricles

The gallbladder is normally located in which of the following abdominal quadrants?

Right upper

Which of the following is caused by an enzyme deficiency, causes abnormal lipid metabolism in the brain, and affects people of the Ashkenazi Jewish population?

Tay-Sachs disease

Nonabsorbable suture material is used for which of the following types of tissue?


Which of the following is a doctrine that holds physician employers responsible for the actions of their employees?

Respondeat superior

Which psychologist believed that as people age, they also go through psychosocial changes?


Which of the following types of filing systems requires a cross-reference file?


Practice expenses for the month of June are $8,500. Revenue for the same month is $16,180. The practice has total assets of $283,000 and liabilities of $55,000. What is the net income for the practice for the month of June?


The plan that covers spouses of veterans with permanent disabilities is called


The central processing unit (CPU) is a type of


Which of the following is an example of a medical aseptic technique?

Use of a disinfectant

A patient scheduled for which of the following services is most likely to need the longest appointment time?

Complete physical examination

The code for intravenous administration of chemotherapy is found in which of the following sections of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual?


Which of the following information provided on a patient registration form is demographic information?

Patient’s place of employment

Disorders that involve an apparent, abrupt, and repeated shifting from one "personality" to another are referred to as


Which of the following is a breathing pattern marked by a period of apnea lasting 10 to 60 seconds, followed by gradually increasing depth and frequency of respiration?


The physician uses six packs of 5-0 sutures daily during a 5-day workweek. One box of sutures contains 32 packs. How many boxes of sutures are ordered each month?


If a fracture is at the distal end of the tibia and fibula, it is called

Pott's fracture

Which of the following combining forms is matched correctly with its meaning?

Peri- / around

On a urinalysis reagent strip, infection is indicated by the presence of which of the following?


Dry scaling and fissuring of the lips is called


Which of the following is both bactericidal and bacteriostatic antibiotic?


The artificial breaking of adhesions of an ankylosed joint is known as


Which of the following may result from sunburn over time?

Malignant melanoma

Which of the following should replace a patient's medical record when the record is removed from the filing system?

Out guide

Which of the following is not a computer input device?


Which of the following is an advantage of metered mail?

Less expensive

When injecting a medication, which of the following parts of the needle allows the medication to flow from the syringe to the needle?


A pediatrician is unexpectedly delayed, and there are patients in the waiting room. Which of the following is the most appropriate action for the medical assistant to take?

Explain the delay to the patients and estimate how long the physician will be unavailable

Which of the following is a chest pain symptom that results from a temporary loss of oxygen to the heart muscle?

Angina pectoris

What is the term for a court order that requires a witness to appear in court with a patient's medical record?

Subpoena duces tecum

The physician orders promethazine (Phenergan) 25 mg intramuscularly for a patient with nausea. The bottle of promethazine is labeled "50 mg per ml." How much of the drug should be administered to the patient?

0.5 mL

When scheduling appointments, which of the following should be considered?

Analyzing patient flow

Which of the following terms best describes the awareness and insight one person has for another's feelings and emotions?


When a false statement is made under oath, it is referred to legally as


Which of the following medical terms is spelled correctly?


Retinol and carotene are referred to as which of the following vitamins?

vitamin A

Which of the following types of casts are most commonly seen during microscopic examinations of urine?


Drugs classified as which of the following have no prescriptive use?

Schedule I

Which of the following terms describes the strength of a drug required to produce the desired effect?


"Have you had this problem before?" is an example of which of the following types of questions?


A deceitful practice undertaken to induce someone to part with something of value is known as


Office policy regarding the length of time for retaining patient files should be based on the

Statute of limitations

Which of the following positions is most appropriate for a patient with hypotension?


What should you offer to do immediately after a patient calls to cancel an appointment?

Offer to reschedule the appointment

Amounts of salary held out of payroll checks for the purpose of paying government taxes or for employees refers to


Which of the following is a "write it once" bookkeeping system?

single entry

The abbreviation that means "left eye" is


Cyanocobalamin is another name of which of the following vitamins?

Vitamin B12

Retinol (vitamin A) deficiency can cause all of the following, except


When using standard-sized letterhead to prepare a full-page business letter, the left and right margins should each be how many inches wide?


Encouraging patients to think through and answer their own questions and concerns is a technique called


The best description of the term "erythropoietin" is

A hormone that stimulates red blood cell formation

Which of the following is a type of reimbursement by a health maintenance organization (HMO) to a group of physicians on a per-person-per-month contract?