Medicine questions This is a list of recently added questions about medicine. Play medicine quiz and see all the questions. 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 21% Spanish diseaseSpanish disease37Polish diseasePolish disease146American diseaseAmerican disease55Italian diseaseItalian disease21diseases 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 resistance1701extraordinary sense of smellextraordinary sense of smell189spatial memoryspatial memory150ability to see in darknessability to see in darkness536rodents 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 cancer1701an extraordinary sense of smellan extraordinary sense of smell189spatial memoryspatial memory150vision in complete darknessvision in complete darkness536zoology 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 34% Decrease in heart size.Decrease in heart size.14Thick cardiac musclesThick cardiac muscles27Increase in heart sizeIncrease in heart size17Thin cardiac musclesThin cardiac muscles20human 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 70% 23232819464674652521842626276genetics riddles » Which common medication is extremely toxic to cats?Paracetamol. Ingestion of paracetamol leads to methemoglobin formation, as cats lack the glucuronyl transferase enzymes necessary to break it down safely. This inhibits oxygen transport by the blood, causing asphyxiation. Each year many cat owners kill their cats by giving them paracetamol-based pain relief drugs.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 41% aspirinaspirin916paracetamolparacetamol1265ibuprofenibuprofen360vitamine Cvitamine C503cats 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 24% pretty much the samepretty much the same435table sugar has much more caloriestable sugar has much more calories705aspartame has much more caloriesaspartame has much more calories311aspartame has no calories at allaspartame has no calories at all326food 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 61% hypothalamushypothalamus2353adrenal glandsadrenal glands819thymusthymus846pineal glandpineal gland6433biology 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% mysophobiamysophobia557erythrophobiaerythrophobia307haphephobiahaphephobia560tokophobiatokophobia572names riddles » A condition of the unconsciousness is an effect of the shutdown of what?The cerebral cortex. Unconsciousness is a state which occurs when the ability to maintain an awareness of self and environment is lost. It involves a complete or near-complete lack of responsiveness to people and other environmental stimuli.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 58% the spinal cordthe spinal cord550cerebellumcerebellum2151the cerebral cortexthe cerebral cortex5448white matter of the brainwhite matter of the brain1223biology riddles » Play medicine quiz and see all the questions.