Medical Terminology Quiz: The Common Cold

Medical Terms for The Common Cold

The Common Cold
Each year in the United States there are millions of cases of the common cold.


Colds are minor viral infections of the nose and throat and are highly contagious.

Although Sir William Osler famously said, “The only way to treat the common cold is with contempt,” most of us seek ways to relieve its symptoms.


Take the quiz and see how many medical terms for the common cold you can identify?


Note: It is thought there may be fewer cases of cold this season because of the social-distancing and mask-wearing intended to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

Click anywhere on the image below for more information from the American Lung Association on cold symptoms, prevention, and complications.

Common cold-URI



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References: Exploring Medical Language10th Ed. Chapter 5;  Basic Medical LanguageFifth Edition, Lesson 4

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