10 most difficult medicine riddles A list of ten (out of 64) medicine related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Medicine quiz 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. very hard 21% Spanish diseaseSpanish disease14%Polish diseasePolish disease55%American diseaseAmerican disease21%Italian diseaseItalian disease8%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 235 answers in 2 languages »diseases riddles » Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?Sheep. Scrapie is infectious and incurable. Recent studies suggest prions may be spread through urine and persist in the environment for decades. Scrapie occurs in Europe and North America, but to date, Australia and New Zealand (both major sheep-producing countries) are scrapie-free.very hard 23% cattlecattle33%catscats38%sheepsheep23%ducksducks5%Created by: ex-terminator. Statistics based on 4863 answers in 2 languages »zoology 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. very hard 24% pretty much the samepretty much the same24%table sugar has much more caloriestable sugar has much more calories39%aspartame has much more caloriesaspartame has much more calories17%aspartame has no calories at allaspartame has no calories at all18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1762 answers in 4 languages »food 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.very hard 28% mysophobiamysophobia27%erythrophobiaerythrophobia15%haphephobiahaphephobia28%tokophobiatokophobia28%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 1984 answers in 4 languages »names riddles » Methanol (wood alcohol) is highly poisonous. Comparing to ethanol, is it more or less sedative?Less sedative. Methanol has a much weaker sedative effect than ethanol, which leads the victim to drink more than it would normally do with ethanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and then to the poisonous formic acid in the liver. very hard 30% more sedativemore sedative37%the samethe same20%less sedativeless sedative30%that depends on the temperaturethat depends on the temperature10%Created by: MarcusX. Statistics based on 6064 answers in 2 languages »alcohol 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.very hard 33% Decrease in heart size.Decrease in heart size.17%Thick cardiac musclesThick cardiac muscles33%Increase in heart sizeIncrease in heart size22%Thin cardiac musclesThin cardiac muscles25%Created by: 12 year old genius. Statistics based on 74 answers »human anatomy riddles » What effect on human organism does nicotinic acid have?It is essential for functioning. Nicotinic acid, better known as niacin or vitamin B3, has nothing in common with tobacco. Chronic lack of niacin leads to pellagra, a vitamin deficiency disease.very hard 37% it is neutralit is neutral4%It is harmful, causes cancerIt is harmful, causes cancer46%It is highly toxic, kills in 10 secondsIt is highly toxic, kills in 10 seconds11%It is essential for functioningIt is essential for functioning37%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7373 answers in 4 languages »nicotine riddles » People have usually two kidneys. How are these located?The left kidney is located higher. Because of the asymmetry within the abdominal cavity caused by the liver, the right kidney is typically slightly smaller and located lower than the left. Moreover, the left kidney is located slightly more medial than the right.very hard 39% symmetricallysymmetrically26%the left kidney is located higherthe left kidney is located higher39%the right kidney is located higherthe right kidney is located higher17%some people have the left one higher, others have the right one highersome people have the left one higher, others have the right one higher16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6854 answers in 2 languages »anatomy riddles » In which sport, diuretics (drugs that promote the production of urine) are used as illegal doping?Ski jumping. Diuretics are used in sports with weight limits to reduce weight quickly. Sports where weight loss may be an advantage include the martial arts, rowing, boxing, weight lifting and - most of all - ski jumping. Athletes have also taken diuretics to speed up the rate that other banned drugs are passed out of their body. hard 40% cyclingcycling31%marathon runmarathon run21%ski jumpingski jumping40%soccersoccer6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7325 answers in 2 languages »winter sports 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.hard 41% aspirinaspirin30%paracetamolparacetamol41%ibuprofenibuprofen11%vitamine Cvitamine C16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3020 answers in 2 languages »cats riddles » Play medicine quiz and see all the questions.