EXERCISES, LESSON 4
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that
best answers the question.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of
the lesson, and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly, reread
the material referenced with the solution.
Rheumatism is best described as:
A form of arthritis that is caused by an excess of uric acid in the blood.
A painful inflammation of body joints.
A condition characterized by inflammation of connective tissue.
A painful form of arthritis that causes gradual destruction of body joints.
Arthritis is best described as:
A form of rheumatism in which the inflammation is limited to body joints.
A destructive condition that attacks body joints by the accumulation of
A chronic condition characterized by the inability of the body's joints to
An acute inflammation of the body joints and related connective tissue
caused by infection or excess amounts of certain chemical substances in the body.
A patient complains that some aspirin she has at home is beginning to smell
like vinegar. What should you tell her?
Take the medication as usual -- nothing is wrong with it.
Take the aspirin with at least 8 fluid ounces of water or milk.
Never take more than two of those aspirin tablets at one time since the
vinegar-like smell indicates the aspirin has increased in potency.
Discard the aspirin and obtain a fresh supply.