CONO Clinical Science Sample Questions

Note:  This CONO Clinical Science sample exam contains 20 questions.  Similar to the actual CONO exam, each practice exam contains 200 questions.  Good luck!

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Question 1 of 20

A 42-year-old female has been experiencing several weeks of diarrhea as a result of a viral gastroenteritis.  The diarrhea is causing the patient to be at risk of being deficient in:

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Question 2 of 20

A naturopathic doctor hypothesizes that lymphedema is the cause of a patient's chronic lower extremity swelling. Which of the following symptoms is most consistent with the later stages of this condition?

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Question 3 of 20

A 25-year-old wheelchair bound female from Toronto was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  She has been in a wheelchair for most of her life. She has no history of chest pain or cholesterolemia, however, she has severe scoliosis. Exam shows S1S2 regular with S3 but no murmurs. There are bilateral crackles in the lungs but no cyanosis. ECG has deep Q waves in V5 and V6 with tall R waves in V1 and V2. Severe global left ventricular dysfunction is seen on echocardiogram. What would be the most likely diagnosis?

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Question 4 of 20

Which of the following statements regarding the treatment of depression is true?

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Question 5 of 20

What is NOT related to anorexia nervosa?

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Question 6 of 20

This virus is localized in a cutaneous nerve and can remain dormant until activated by a fever, being emotionally upset, or UV radiation:

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Question 7 of 20

A 28-year-old female client provides you with a 7-day food diary.  Her daily caloric intake average is 1534 calories.  The average is composed of 155 grams of carbohydrates, 120 grams of protein and 52 grams of fat.  Which of her macronutrients are within the AMDR's recommended ranges?

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Question 8 of 20

During a nutrition-focused physical exam on a 80-year-old male patient, a naturopathic doctor closely examines the patient's eyes.  The ND notices the patient's eyes are pale and has mucous membranes.  What micronutrient could the patient be deficient in?

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Question 9 of 20

Brian is researching infant death rates due to hospital-acquired pneumonia.  He would like to find out how many infants die under one year of age per 1000 live births.  Which source of assessment information would help him express this rate?

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Question 10 of 20

The hydrolysis of sucrose with an acid to form a mixture with equal amounts of fructose and glucose is referred to as what?

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Question 11 of 20

A 42-year-old female visits a naturopathic doctor describing of large menstrual flow and irregular uterine bleeding and bloody stools.  The ND notices the patient appears lethargic and a depressing tone when she speaks.  Her tongue is pale and her pulse is weak.  What is the most accurate diagnosis?

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Case 1 - Sample

Any patient who experiences a new symptom of difficulty breathing should be:

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Question 13 of 20

Case 1 - Sample

Vivian is referred out for an electrocardiogram that shows diffuse PR depression in the anterolateral leads, but no signs of acute ischemia.  This, along with the clinical presentation suggests:

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Question 14 of 20

Case 1 - Sample

You send her for additional testing that rules out neoplastic processes.  With no history of cardiovascular disease, what do you suspect is the causative agent?

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Question 15 of 20

Case 1 - Sample

Given that Vivian's condition is often conservatively managed, you suggest the following:

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Question 16 of 20

Case 2 - Sample

A 12-year-old male begins wheezing as you are talking with his mother in your office. His lips are swollen and you notice hives on his neck. He denies having issues swallowing.


Which of the following is the most appropriate route and dosing of epinephrine in young children?

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Question 17 of 20

Case 2 - Sample

A 12-year-old male begins wheezing as you are talking with his mother in your office. His lips are swollen and you notice hives on his neck. He denies having issues swallowing.


Which of the following is the preferred location for EpiPen usage?

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Question 18 of 20

Case 2 - Sample

A 12-year-old male begins wheezing as you are talking with his mother in your office. His lips are swollen and you notice hives on his neck. He denies having issues swallowing.


_______ is often used in anaphylaxis in addition to epinephrine.

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Question 19 of 20

Case 2 - Sample

A 12-year-old male begins wheezing as you are talking with his mother in your office. His lips are swollen and you notice hives on his neck. He denies having issues swallowing.


The patient becomes hypotensive so you decide to start an IV.  Which of the following solutions is most indicated for this patient?

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Question 20 of 20

What would you possibly find during a nutrition focused physical exam in a person with a protein deficiency?

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