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TCM Theory Exam 4

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31. The liver organ ...?
a. promotes the smooth flow of qi
b. produces blood
c. stores blood
d. manifests in the lips

a. promotes the smooth flow of qi + c. stores blood
32. What are the four major aspects of the yin-yang relationship?
1.
2.
3.
4.

1. interdependence 2. opposition 3. mutual consumption 4. inter-transformation
33. Which of the following organs can be found in the lower burner?
a. heart
b. kidney
c. gall bladder
d. bladder

b. kidney + d. bladder
34. Name the six extraordinary yang organs?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

1. marrow 2. uterus 3. brain 4. bones 5. blood vessels 6. gall bladder
35. Phlegm and dampness are primarily caused by a deficiency of what organ?
a. spleen
b. kidney
c. liver
d. heart

a. spleen
36. Grief is the emotion of what organ?
a. heart
b. kidney
c. lung
d. liver

c. lung
37. What are the 6 external causes of disease?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

1. wind 2. damp 3. heat 4. cold 5. summerheat 6. dry
38. A slippery pulse usually indicates what?
a. wind-heat
b. dampness
c. phlegm
d. qi deficiency

b. dampness + c. phlegm
39. What type of pulse would be found on a patient with yin deficiency?
a. wiry
b. slippery
c. rapid
d. thin

c. rapid + d. thin
40. A purple tongue body indicates what condition?
a. qi deficiency
b. heat
c. yang deficiency
d. stagnation

d. stagnation
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