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Medicine in medieval Islam: Quiz


Question 1: In parasitology, Ibn Zuhr, through his dissections, was able to prove that the skin disease scabies was caused by a ________, a discovery which upset the theory of humorism supported by Hippocrates, Galen and Avicenna.
CatParasitismDirofilaria immitisToxoplasmosis

Question 2: The works of ancient Greek and Roman physicians Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Soranus, Celsus and ________ also had a lasting impact on Islamic medicine.
AvicennaMuhammad ibn Zakariya al-RaziIbn ZuhrGalen

Question 3: From the 10th century, Muslim physicians and surgeons were applying purified ________ to wounds as an antiseptic agent.

Question 4: The study of ________ and immunology originate from the Islamic world.
Graft-versus-host diseaseHypersensitivityAllergyAnaphylaxis

Question 5: [109] Other medical advances came in the fields of pharmacology and pharmacy,[61] and in the following fields of the ________:
Biomedical scientistPathologyMedical schoolMedicine

Question 6: In etiology and epidemiology, Muslim physicians were responsible for the discovery of infectious disease and the immune system, advances in pathology, and early hypotheses related to ________ and microbiology.
Natural scienceMicrobiologySocial sciencesPseudoscience

Question 7: The advances made in the Middle East by Muslim chemists in botany and ________ led Muslim physicians to substantially develop pharmacology.
ElectrochemistryPeriodic tableInorganic chemistryChemistry

Question 8: Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) (936-1013) pioneered the preparation of medicines by sublimation and ________.
DistillationSpinning coneLiquid-liquid extractionAzeotrope

Question 9: Muslim physicians also introduced the anesthetic value of opium derivatives during the ________.
High Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 10: The Comprehensive Book of Medicine, with its introduction of ________ and smallpox, was very influential in Europe.
AIDSMeaslesSevere acute respiratory syndromeInfluenza

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