Medicine questions This is a list of recently added questions about medicine. Play medicine quiz and see all the questions. Why people from southern Asia suffered from beriberi sickness?Eating mostly white rice. Beriberi is a sickness caused by extreme deficiency of vitamin B1, thiamine. White rice is in general poor source of vitamins, but it completely lacks thiamine. During research on the beriberi causes Polish biochemist, Kazimierz Funk discovered thiamine, the first vitamin B1.Created by: smyruhard 42% eating toxic sea algaeeating toxic sea algae517inbreedinginbreeding994drinking dirty waterdrinking dirty water2747eating mostly white riceeating mostly white rice3131vitamins riddles » Which human organ is the largest?Skin is the largest in size (about 2 square meter) and the heaviest organ, making up about 16% of body weigh. It is composed of 3 layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.Created by: smyruhard 49% liverliver853heartheart58skinskin914pancreaspancreas29biology riddles » Which of these names does NOT refer to syphilis?American disease. Colloquial names of syphilis in European countries reflected the path of its spread through the continent. In Italy it was named French disease. In France it used to be called Italian or English disease, in Netherlands a Spanish disease, German one in Poland and Lithuania, and Polish in Russian Muscovy. It never got named American one despite the dominant hypothesis of its origin. Created by: smyruvery hard 25% Spanish diseaseSpanish disease59Polish diseasePolish disease245American diseaseAmerican disease115Italian diseaseItalian disease35diseases riddles » What makes naked mole-rats interesting to scientists?Longevity and cancer resistance. Naked mole-rats are the most long-living rodents. They are known to live up to 31 years. Until 2016, when 2 cancer sick animals were found, they had been believed to be fully cancer resistant. Their immunological system evolved an additional cancer cell discovery feature that does exist among other animal species.Created by: smyruaverage 66% longevity and cancer resistancelongevity and cancer resistance2208extraordinary sense of smellextraordinary sense of smell253spatial memoryspatial memory196ability to see in darknessability to see in darkness658rodents riddles » Which trait makes naked mole rat a subject of intensive scientific studies?Longevity and resistance to cancer. The lifespan of naked mole rat is around 30years, while other rodents rarely live longer than few years. Until recently it was believed that they are entirely resistant to cancer, however in 2016 cancer was found in two individuals. Studies have revealed that immune system of naked mole rats has an additional mechanism to identify cancerous cells.Created by: lanusienkaaverage 66% longevity and resistance to cancerlongevity and resistance to cancer2208an extraordinary sense of smellan extraordinary sense of smell253spatial memoryspatial memory196vision in complete darknessvision in complete darkness658zoology riddles » What is cardiomyopathy?Thick cardiac muscles. Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart's muscles get very thick and lose function. Cardiomyopathy is notorious for causing sudden death, especially in young athletes. Medications can sometimes control it, but in some cases, the patient needs a heart transplant.Created by: 12 year old geniusvery hard 35% Decrease in heart size.Decrease in heart size.16Thick cardiac musclesThick cardiac muscles36Increase in heart sizeIncrease in heart size24Thin cardiac musclesThin cardiac muscles25human anatomy riddles » How many pairs of chromosomes does a human have?23. A typical human possesses 23 pairs of chromosomes, which add up to 46. Two of the chromosomes are gender related. A female will have two X chromosomes and a male will have one x and y chromosome. As you may have noticed, females do not have y chromosome.Created by: 12 year old geniuseasy 71% 23233914464696152522562626360genetics riddles » Which has more calories: table sugar or aspartame?Pretty much the same. Aspartame produces 4 kilocalories of energy per gram when metabolized, sucrose (table sugar) produces 3.9 kilocalories. However, aspartame is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose, so it is consumed in much smaller doses. Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 26% pretty much the samepretty much the same554table sugar has much more caloriestable sugar has much more calories807aspartame has much more caloriesaspartame has much more calories356aspartame has no calories at allaspartame has no calories at all375food riddles » Which from endocrine glands is responsible for a regulation of sleep?Pineal gland. The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a serotonin derived hormone, which affects the modulation of sleep patterns. Melatonin is sold over-the-counter as a sleep aid in the U.S. and Canada.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykaverage 62% hypothalamushypothalamus2653adrenal glandsadrenal glands939thymusthymus950pineal glandpineal gland7530nature riddles » How is the fear of pregnancy and childbirth called?Tokophobia often leads patients to ask for a Caesarean section. Frequency of appearing: 6-10% pregnancies.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykvery hard 28% mysophobiamysophobia614erythrophobiaerythrophobia328haphephobiahaphephobia616tokophobiatokophobia617names riddles » Play medicine quiz and see all the questions.