Hemothorax vs. Pneumothorax


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Which of the following refers to air in the pleural space?

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1. Which of the following refers to blood in the pleural space?

2. 'Thorax' is a word part that means:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hemothorax and pneumothorax are both conditions that can affect a particular part of the human body. The questions in this quiz will ask you about which body part these conditions affect, their mechanism of action, how they affect the body, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Air in the pleural space
  • The definition of 'thorax'
  • Blood in the pleural space
  • How scuba diving can cause pneumothorax
  • The short-term outcomes of hemothorax and pneumothorax

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will give you the opportunity to practice your skills with the following:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as pneumothorax and hemothorax
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what 'thorax' means
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medical lesson

Additional Learning

For more information about these topics, review the lesson connected with this quiz called Hemothorax vs. Pneumothorax. You'll explore:

  • Varying causes of hemothorax
  • The meaning of 'hemo' and 'pneumo'
  • Another name for pneumothorax
  • Severe effects of both hemothorax and pneumothorax