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Can you name the Dutch footballer Manchester United attempted to sign in April 2000 only for the transfer to collapse over a failed medical?

Ruud van Nistelrooy Click to see the answer

A person who studies biology is known as a what?

Biologist

Grasslands are located on every continent except which one?

Antarctica

A jaglion is the offspring of a lion and which other big cat?

Jaguar

Singultus' is the medical term for which condition?

Hiccups

l240. Name the £l5million rated FA Premier League striker who United were linked with only 2days after the l999-2000 season had ended. for the transfer to collapse over a failed medical?

Robbie Fowler

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All the members of a single species that live in a habitat is called the what?

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How is macroalgae commonly referred to?

Seaweed

In medical history, what did Edward Jenner discover in 1796?

Vaccination

One of the main problems with bacteria is they produce what?

Toxins

During growth in the cell cycle which of the following increases inside the cell?

Organelles

During meiosis, which creates four cells, how many times does the cell divide?

Twice

How does insulin travel around the body?

Bloodstream

Bovinophobia is a fear of what?

Cows

Asexual reproduction requires what?

One parent

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Found on the human body, especially the face, what is another name for lentigines?

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How many lungs does a normal human have?

2

Cephalgia is a medical term for what malady?

Headache

A lack of iodine in your diet leads to which medical condition?

Goiter

Medical History: What occurred first?

Fleming invents Penicillin

According to US medical advice, which of these is the safest type of sun lotion?

Lotion

Lateral epicondylitis is the medical term for which condition?

Tennis elbow

A group of lions is known as a what?

Pride

How do new species evolve?

Natural Selection

Cell body, axon and dendrite are part of what?

Neurons

I.V.F. or In Vitro Fertilisation is the medical term for test tube babies. What does 'in vitro' literally mean?

In glass

From what plant was paper originally made?

Papyrus

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In the popular 70's TV show M.A.S.H., what war was the medical outfit involved in?

Korean Click to see the answer

How many bones in an adult human body?

206

As of 2008, which country is the leader in medical research and pharmaceutical development?

United States

In savannah areas what animals wouldn't you find?

Penguins

A predator species is most likely to have what?

Eyes at the front

How are hormones transported around the body?

Blood Stream

Cotton plants are grown to make oil and what else?

Fibers

In human biology, what do melanin and carotene determine?

Hair colour

Brachiotomy is the medical term for the removal of what part of the body?

Arm

How often on average do humans dream?

5 times a night

How is the coloration of an animal determined?

Genetically

Digits' are another name for which part of the body?

Fingers

Felis cattus is the scientific name for which animal?

Cat

In the medical world, what part of your body would interest 'Rhinologists'?

Your nose

K-Y Jelly was first used in what medical field?

Surgery

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Dorsalgia' is the medical term for pain in what part of the body?

Back Click to see the answer

How does alcohol effect your reactions?

Slows them down

How many upper chambers are there in the human heart?

2

Extremities feeling numb or turning very pale is a sign of what?

Frostbite

How many distinct layers of skin are there on the human body?

2

In medical terms, what does the suffix '-cyte' mean?

Cell

How many times does an average human heart beat in a day?

115,200

A mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen used as a medical anaesthesia during childbirth gas is called what?

Entonox

Aerobic respiration releases more what than anaerobic respiration?

Energy

How many lower chambers are there in the human heart?

2

Agoraphobia is a fear of what?

Public Spaces

Epistaxis is the medical term for which common complaint?

Nose Bleed

Insulin is an example of what type of protein?

Hormone

How is the medical condition diplopia more commonly known?

Double vision

Dairy products are generally made from what common liquid?

Milk

Deciduous trees provide mostly which type of wood?

Hard wood

From which bean is ricin extracted?

Castor

On which continent did the ostrich originate?

Africa

Medical History: What occurred first?

X Rays discovered

A common risk factor for heart disease is what?

Being overweight

Chemicals secreted by glands are known as what?

Hormones

How much of the human body is water?

About two thirds

In pregnancy, what is the medical procedure whereby a small amount of amniotic fluid is taken to test for abnormalities in the fetus?

Amniocentesis

Pertussis' is the medical term for which condition?

Whooping cough

How many phases of rapid growth do humans have?

Two

Having as wide a range of species as possible is referred to as what?

Biodiversity

Body temperature can be measured from where?

The mouth

Insulin is secreted and then glucose converted to glycogen when blood sugar is what?

Too high

Eupepsia is the medical term for good what?

Digestion

A pair of genes that code for a certain characteristic are called a what?

Allele

How old was the oldest women ever recorded?

122 years

A deficiency in vitamin C causes which disease?

Scurvy

A fungus is technically which of these?

None

Earliest to latest, put these 20th century medical discoveries in order.

Chromosomes discovered

In medical science 'renal' refers to?

Kidneys

In medical terms, what does the suffix '-genic' mean?

Producing

How many chambers does a human heart have?

4

Glaucoma effects which part of the body?

Eyes

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The liver belongs to which body system?

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Trees that lose their leaves in the autumn are called what?

Deciduous

The cornea is the surface of which body part?

Eye

The study of growing gardens, orchards and ornamentals is known as what?

Horticulture

What are elephants' tusks made of?

Ivory

Put these historic medical practices in chronological order.

Trepanning

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Thyme, bay leaf, basil and mint belong to which group?

Herbs Click to see the answer

The zygote divides by mitosis to form what?

Embryo

The aorta is the largest what in the body?

Artery

Vertebrates are animals with what?

A spine

The T-rex is often portrayed as which color?

Green

The fear of what animal is known as 'arachnophobia'?

Spiders

The bone at the base of your spine is known as the what?

Coccyx

The liver belongs to which system?

Digestive

Prepatellar bursitis is the medical term for which ailment?

Housemaid's knee

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What are the colorful parts of a flower called?

Petals Click to see the answer

Uveitis affects which part of the body?

Eye

The disadvantage of animals relying on simple reflexes is that they can't what?

Respond to new stimuli

Synchronous diaphragmatic flutter is a medical term for what?

Hiccups

The flow of blood through your heart and around your body is called what?

Circulation

The ability to do physical activity is known as what?

Fitness

Sort these medical inventions in order from earliest to latest creation.

Cauterization

St Jude Medical has which ticker symbol?

STJ

The leaf from which plant is on the Canadian flag?

Maple

The vegetables, fruits, meats, nuts, herbs and spices used in cooking are the what?

Ingredients

The lungs, trachea and nose are part of which organ system?

Respiratory

The pharynx is the medical term for what part of the body?

Throat

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Unlike plant cells, bacterial cells have no what?

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Varicella is the medical name for which illness?

Chickenpox

Trees that shed their leaves every year are called what?

Perennial

The Gall Bladder is attached to which other organ?

Liver

Trees are what?

Plants

What are herbicides designed to kill?

Plants

The U.S. government is investigating the use of algae for what?

Fuel

The Death Cap is the most poisonous variety of what?

Mushroom

Penicillin, an antibiotic to fight bacteria, belongs to which family?

Fungi

The speed at which chemical reactions take place in our bodies is known as what?

Metabolic rate

The umbilicus is the medical term for which part of the body?

Navel

One of the symptoms of hypothermia what?

Shivering

Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards were pioneers in what medical field?

In-vitro fertilisation

The death of every member of a particular species is known as what?

Extinction

The study of forests and woods is called what?

Forestry

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The bones that make up your spine are called what?

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Trachoma is a disease that affects what?

Eyes

What are substances added to food for preserving flavors, or improving taste or appearance called?

Additives

Toadstools are traditionally shown as what colors?

Red and white

Oxygen diffuses across multi-lobed air sacs in the lungs called?

Alveoli

The amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones is known as what?

Bone density

Oystercatcher birds hunt mussels and are classified as stabbers or what?

Hammerers

The medical treatment HRT is used to counteract the effects of what?

Menopause

Typhoid is caused by which organism?

Salmonella

The bones around your chest that protect organs such as the heart are called what?

Ribs

Sickle cell disease effects which part of the body?

Blood

Rubeola is the medical term for which disease?

Measles

Order these feats in medical history from earliest to latest.

Minor surgery

Trees that don't loose their leaves in winter are known as what?

Coniferous

The DNA code is made up of which four letters?

ATCG

The sternum is the medical name for what?

Breastbone

The brain can modify a reflex arc via which neurons?

Motor

Piles is a slang term used to describe what medical condition?

Hemorrhoids

Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause what?

Anemia

Varian Medical Systems has which ticker symbol?

VAR

The failure to produce enough insulin leads to which medical condition?

Diabetes

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What does survival of the fittest mean?

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What do most people seek a chiropractors for?

Lower back pain

What color is the chest of a male robin?

Red

What is the medical condition of an enlarged thyroid gland known as?

Goiter

What is 'botanophobia' a fear of?

Plants

What is the medical term for a person with six fingers?

Polydactyl

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What do we call the study of dinosaurs?

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What is the colored part of the eye called?

Iris

What does B stand for in BMD?

Bone

What is an amount of biological material known?

Biomass

What is the medical name for housemaid's knee?

Bursitis

What do we call the hierarchy of which animals eat which?

Food Chain

What do we call the study of the human body?

Anatomy

What is the common name of the orca?

Killer Whale

What do surgeons do before surgery in interest of hygiene?

Scrubbing Up

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What can happen if the number of individuals of a particular species becomes low?

Extinction Click to see the answer

What do scientists study to learn more about dinosaurs?

Fossils

What does B stand for in BMI?

Body

What is aquaculture?

Fish farming

What is genetic information carried by?

DNA

What is the medical term for a jawbone?

Mandible

What is the medical name for the craving of bizarre foods that some women experience during pregnancy?

Pica

What do food chains always start with?

Producer

What causes red-green color deficiency?

Inherited disorder

What do we call the natural openings in the skin?

Pores

What is the medical name for a squint?

Strabismus

What is the major concern about overuse of antibiotics?

Resistance

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What is an additional requirement specific to the basic processes of human life?

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What is the medical name for the 'Swine Flu'?

H1N1

What does M stand for in BMD?

Marrow

What has led scientists to conclude there was animal life 700 million years ago?

Fossils

What is 'sternutation' the medical term for?

Sneezing

What does oviparous mean?

Lays eggs

What is the medical term for a defect in memory?

Amnesia

What is fossilized tree resin called?

Amber

What do chromosomes carry?

Genes

What is the medical term for a repetitive movement, especially of the head?

Titubation

What does the medical term dolent mean?

pain

What is pediculosis capitis caused by?

Head lice

What is the major function of the colon?

To take up fluid

What class of creature is a Dromedary camel?

Mammal

What do we call the openings in the skin?

Pores

What is another name for maize?

Corn

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