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comminuted fracture
a fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed


So, I intended to take three tests this week, and I have taken two. I made a 96 on the first anatomy test (skin and muscle) and 98 on the medical terminology test (muscle and skeleton). So that's going well, and the one that's left is the anatomy test over the skeleton. I am a little more worried about this one because the book goes into a lot of detail about some of the individual bones, much moreso than the medical terminology book. However, the notes that the instructor wrote imply that she does not intend to ask about, say, the individual names of the bones of the skull. (I can remember frontal, parietal, and occipital - after that I tend to get a little confused.) I have been making flash-cards to help me go over this a couple more times, but I'm probably overthinking it.

Date: 2009-05-08 11:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmancuso.livejournal.com
As the stand-in approving parent, I am taping your wonderful grades to the refrigerator door of my heart. While there, we shall have your favorite cake for dessert after your favorite dinner, right after forcing your little brother to eat lima beans and mow the lawn for the entire summer. (Yes, all of that for the entire summer.)

96 and 98 are inhuman scores on such complicated information. It has been so cool to hear of your progress. Societal pressures prevent me from asking what morbid curiosity wants to know: What data did you get wrong? The irony, of course, is that depending on your brain flora, you might remember those *now* longer than the other stuff.

Such great news.

Date: 2009-05-09 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Aw, that's so sweet!

I looked at the Medical Terminology test and thought, "Wow, I know this stuff!" - which is a good feeling. I didn't feel quite so confident about Anatomy but I have the gist of it anyway.

I missed one question on each test - the Medical Terminology tests usually have 50 questions and Anatomy has 25, thus the difference in the grades - and neither one of them were things where I didn't know the material, really. I think on one of them I misread the question, or I misread one of the answers, making me think it was wrong when it was right or maybe it was vice versa. (It was something about the three types of muscle - skeletal, smooth, and cardiac.) And the other one was something sort of similar - either I misread it or the way it was worded confused me, I'm forgetting already. (Ask Columbine about the porousness of my memory!! It's amazing I can remember any of this stuff.)

Date: 2009-05-09 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anjea.livejournal.com
Thinking about other things that share the name might help. For example:

mandible - jaw bone; TMJ

maxilla (also known as your hard palate) - maxillofacial surgeons do cleft palate repairs (among other things)

palatal - superior to the soft palate

lacrimal - near the tear ducts; lacrimal and tear ducts

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