Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment


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The exocrine function of the pancreas is to:

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1. A newborn's first stool is known as:

2. People with cystic fibrosis may experience:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the clinical signs of and treatments for cystic fibrosis. Topics you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include organs affected by this disease and why it occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What the exocrine function of the pancreas is
  • The term used to describe a newborn's first stool
  • What people with cystic fibrosis may experience
  • The inheritance pattern of a child with two parents who are both carriers of the mutated gene that leads to cystic fibrosis
  • What mutation results in cystic fibrosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the genetic mutation that leads to the development of cystic fibrosis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the chances of one developing cystic fibrosis and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of cystic fibrosis on specific organs

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disease, review the accompanying lesson called Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe cystic fibrosis
  • Discuss the disease's effects on glands and the resulting impact on specific organs
  • Identify the genetic mutation present in the development of cystic fibrosis
  • Detail the effects of cystic fibrosis on the lungs
  • List other conditions that people with cystic fibrosis can experience
  • Note the tests for a cystic fibrosis diagnosis
  • Indicate the symptomatic treatments for cystic fibrosis