Type
Crossword
Description

Involuntary closure of the eyelids Blepharaspasm
Constant flickering of the eyeball Nystagmus
Term for not breathing Apnoea
Slow respiratory rate Bradyponea
Term for nose bleed Epistaxis
Increased respiratory rate Tachyponea
Abnormally low red blood cells Anaemia
Difficulty eating/swallowing Dysphagia
Straining to pass Faeces Tenesmus
Excessive appetite Polyphagia
Difficulty urinating Dysuria
Low circulating blood volume from loss of extracellular fluid Hypovolaemia
Low oxygen in the body tissues Hypoxia

Medical Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Low RBC count Anemia
Difficulty eating Dysphagia
Too much sugar in the blood Hyperglycemia
Looking at blood vessels with dye Angiogram
Slow heart rate Bradycardia
Without fever Afebrile
Suffix meaning sagging/ falling out of place Ptosis
Root word for cartilage Chrondro
Suffix meaning hernia/tumor Cele
Suffix meaning dilation/stretching Ectasis
Difficulty breathing Dyspnea
Commonly known as 'blood poisoning' Septicemia
Blood group system ABO
Abbreviation for the medical term of stroke CVA
Deficiency of WBC Leukopenia
Examination of the abdomen with a ------scope Laparoscopy
Urination occuring at night Nocturia
High blood pressure Hypertension
Blood clot under the skin Hematoma
Red blood cell Erythrocyte
Root word for skull Crani
Ovary root Oophor
Term for tube Salping
Suffix meaning breakdown or separation Lysis
Root for lung Pneumo
Blue Cyan
Root for rib Cost
Large Macro
Excessive; too much Hyper
Many; much Poly
Requiring the presence of air Aerobic
Platelet Thrombocyte
Removal of a kidney Nephrectomy
Under the skin Subcutaneous
Cutting of a tube/vessel Vasectomy
Inflammation Itis
BID; 3 words Twice a day
ECG Electrocardiogram
PRN; 2 words When necessary

Fundamentals of Nursing Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

bluish or grayish discoloration of the skin cyanosis
the act of listening with a stethoscope to the sounds produced within the body auscultation
difficult or labored breathing dyspnea
pulse rate below 60 beats/min in an adult bradycardia
illness with rapid onset of symptoms and lasts a relativly short time acute
refers to actions pf a drug as it moves through the body pharmacokinetics
point whenthe drug is at its lowest concentration trough
injections administered into the adipose tissue layer subcutaneous
thick, leathery scab or dry crust that is necrotic eschar
thick dark yellow or green drainage with a foul odor purulent
exercises involving muscle shortening and active movement isotonic
difficulty swallowing or the inability to swallow dysphagia
urination during the night nocturia
artificial opening for waste excretion located on the body surface stoma
data that is directly observed objective
study that deals with chemicals that affect the body's functioning pharmacology
removal of nonviable, necrotic tissue debridement
inadequate tissue oxygenation at the cellular level hypoxia

Gastro-Intestinal system Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Bad breath Halitosis
absent or ineffective peristalsis (wavelike contraction) of the distal esophagus accompanied by failure of the esophageal sphincter to relax in response to swallowing achalasia
protrusion of an organ or part of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it Hernia
difficulty swallowing dysphagia
heartburn pyrosis
inflammation of the oral mucosa stomatitis
White patches; may be hyperkeratotic; usually in buccal mucosa; usually painless Leukoplakia
Cheesy white plaque that looks like milk curds; when rubbed off, it leaves an erythematous and often bleeding base Candidiasis
mixture of food with saliva, salivary enzymes, and gastric secretions that is produced as the food passes through the mouth, esophagus, and stomach chyme
A backward flowing. For example, vomiting is a ....... of food from the stomach, and the backflow of blood back into the heart when a heart valve is incompetent Regurgitation
indigestion dyspepsia
spasms of the anal sphincter with pain and persistent urge to defecate tenesmus
. an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a characteristic gulping sound. hiccough
the accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal flatulence
a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit nausea
the scientific term for tooth decay or cavities Dental caries
dry mouth and dry mouth syndrome, dryness in the mouth, which may be associated with a change in the composition of saliva, or reduced salivary flow, Xerostomia
the excretion of abnormal quantities of fat with the faeces owing to reduced absorption of fat by the intestine steatorrhoea
painful swallowing. Pain can be felt in your mouth, throat, or esophagus. Odynophagia
the production of dark sticky faeces containing partly digested blood, as a result of internal bleeding or the swallowing of blood. melaena
severe pain in the abdomen caused by wind or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies colic
lack or loss of appetite for food anorexia

Signs & Symptoms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Occurring before birth; prenatal: Antenatal
period around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month after birth Perinatal
abnormality in the heart's rhythm, or heartbeat pattern Arrhythmias
abnormally rapid heart rate Tachycardia
Relating to the period immediately succeeding birth and continuing through the first 28 days Neonatal
A sudden onset of a symptom or disease Paroxysmal
slowness of the heartbeat Bradycardia
A sensation in which a person is aware of an irregular, hard, or rapid heartbeat. Palpitations
Excessive discharge of blood Hemorrhage
A nosebleed. Epistaxis
a disease having no known cause Idiopathic
Difficulty in breathing Dyspnea
can breathe only when standing upright Orthopnea
high-pitched sound in inhalation or exhalation Stridor
Originating in the mind Psychogenic
pain in the muscles between the ribs Pleurodynia
suffocation Asphyxia
mucus that is coughed up from the lower airways Sputum
upper central region of the abdomen. Epigastric
persistent, unexplained crying in a healthy baby Colic
the vomiting of blood. Hematemesis
refusal or loss of the ability to swallow Aphagia
belching Eructation
Presence of an excessive amount of gas in the stomach and intestines Flatulence
abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen Ascites
darkening of the feces by blood Melena
offensive odor of the breath Halitosis
lack of feeling or sensation Anesthesia
an involuntary trembling of the body or limbs Tremor
painful or difficult urination Dysuria
The presence of blood in the urine. Hematuria
involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep Enuresis
A state of drowsiness; sleepiness. Somnolence
the mental processes Cognitive

Human Body Systems Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

System that consists of nerves, brain and spinal cord nervous system
helps movement of the body, maintaining posture, and circulating blood throughout the body muscular system
system that contains voluntary and involuntary muscles muscular system
this system starts in the mouth digestive system
the heart and blood vessels that circulate blood throughout the body Circulatory
disposing of the body's waste Excretory
brings air into the body and removes carbon dioxide Respiratory system
system that protects major internal organs and provides overall support skeletal
system that transmits signals from the body to the brain nervous
this is also known as the urinary system Excretory
includes bone, cartilages, ligaments skeletal
skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, cardiac muscles muscular system
Breaks down food digestive
skin, hair, regulates temperature Integumentary
esophagus, stomach, intestines digestive system

Anatomy: The Nervous System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Lobe; language, speech FRONTAL
Eliminates wastes from neurons in CNS MICROGLIAL
The sensory neuron AFFERENT
Lobe; auditory, olfactory (smell) TEMPORAL
Shapes and supports neuron CELL BODY
Part of the brain that controls blood pressure, heart rate, swallowing MEDULLA
Diencephalon; hormones, body temp, water balance, metabolism HYPOTHALAMUS
Forms myelin sheath in CNS OLIGODENDROCYTE
Forms myelin sheath in PNS SCHWANN
Part of the brain that controls balance CEREBELLUM
Impulses in between afferent and efferent neurons INTERNEURON
Blood-brain barrier in CNS ASTROCYTE
Slows down cardiac in PNS PARASYMPATHETIC
Lobe; vision OCCIPITAL
Involuntary in PNS; cardiac & smooth muscles AUTONOMIC
Forms myelin to support neurons in PNS SATELLITE
Lobe; sensory, taste PARIETAL
Receives message from neurons DENDRITE
Speeds up cardiac in PNS SYMPATHETIC
Wraps around axon MYELIN SHEATH
The motor neuron EFFERENT
Sends message to neurons AXON
Part of the brain that controls breathing only PONS
Voluntary in PNS; skeletal muscles SOMATIC
Cushions neuron in CNS EPENDYMAL

Respiratory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Site of gas exchange Alveoli
Tiny hair-like cells that sweep out foreign material in lungs. Cilia
Genetic disorder in which lungs are clogged with abnormally thick mucus. Cystic fibrosis
Thin sheet of muscle that play an important role in breathing. Diaphragm
A thin, moist, and slippery membrane that covers the outer surface of the lungs and lines the inner surface of the rib cage Pleura
Another word for inhalation. Inspiration
The volume of air that is inspired or expired in a single breath during regular breathing. Tidal Volume
The amount of pressure a gas exerts Partial pressure
A device that measures lung capabilities Respirometer
A process in which particles move from an area of higher concentration to an area of low concentration. Diffusion
Special receptors that detect changes of pH in blood. Chemoreceptors
Lung disease in which bronchioles swell and produce mucus. Bronchitis
Branches of windpipe that lead into the lungs Bronchi
Scientific name for the voice box Larynx
Condition in which the body cells do not have enough oxygen Hypoxia
Another term for exhalation Expiration
Infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. Pneumonia
This is where air first enters the body. Nasal cavity
Leads to the alveoli Bronchioles
Waste product of the respiratory system Carbondioxide

Respiratory Therapy Word Scramble

Type
Word Scramble
Description

atelectasis
cysticfibrosis
epiglottis
hypoxia
bronchoscopy
laryngectomy
arterialbloodgas
epistaxis
endotracheal
asphyxiation
nasopharyngealairway
intubate
ventilate
pneumonia
auscultation
tracheostomy
tuberculosis
influenza
surfactant
asthma

Vital signs and measurements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

without fever Afebrile
pertaining to apex of heart apical
cessation or absence of normal spontaneous breathing apnea
deviation from the normal pattern or rhythm of heartbeat arrhythmia
a form of arteriosclerosis marked by calcium deposits in the arterial linings atherosclerosis
known initial measurement/future measurements compared baseline
slow; regular heartbeat bradycardia
abnormally slow respiratory rate bradypnea
regular pattern of irregular breathing rate cheyne-stokes
lowest amount of pressure exerted during cardiac cycle diastole
labored breathing dyspnea
normal breathing eupnea
fever febrile
fold of mucous membrane frenulum
increased respiratory rate and depth hyperpnea
blood pressure consinstently greater than 140/90mm HG hypertension
ventilation rate is greater than metabolic rate hyperventilation
abnormally low blood pressure hypotension
decrease in respiratory rate with shallow depth of respiration hypoventilation
increase in size,number, or extent increment
space within an artery lumen
device for measuring liquid or gaseous pressure manometer
curvature appearing in liquid upper surface meniscus

Brain injury word search

Type
Word Search
Description

spasticity
polydipsia
intracranial
hypoxia
contractures
dysphagia
tone
aphasia
ataxia
neuropsychology
brainstem
hypothalamus
emotional
vocational
psychological
parietal
frontal
cerebellum
occipital
hippocampus
memory
synapse
concussion
helmet
antecedent
Dendrite
cognition
behavior
axon
amygdala