MA 140 Wk 2 Term.

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angi/o-

blood vessel

aort/o-

aorta

[r]rhythm/o-

rhythm

-stasis, -static

stoppage, slowneww

-plasia

formation or development

-form

shape

-opsy

to view

CHF

congestive heart failure

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CV

cardiovascular

HM

Holter monitor

MI

myocardial infarction

RV

right ventrical

BPC

blood pressure check

VV

varicose veins

bradycardia

abnormally slow heartbeat

tachycardia

abnormally rapid heartbeat

anemia

disorder characterized by negative (without) red blood cell levels

leukemia

cancer characterized by an increase of abnormal white blood cells

septicemia

blood poisoning or a systemic disease caused by the spread of microorganisms in the blood

ischemia

temporary deficiency in blood supply due to either the narrowing or blockage of a blood vessel

angiostenosis

narrowing of a blood vessel

antiography

x-ray of the blood vessels after injecting a contrast medium

phlebography

x-ray of the veins after injecting a contrast medium

polyarteritis

inflammation of many arteries

endocarditis

inflammation of the inner lining of the heart

thrombosis

having an abnormal blood clot

hemostasis

stoppage or sluggishness of blood flow

phlebitis

inflammation of a vein

aoritis

inflammation of the aorta

arrhythmia

abnormal (without) heart rhythm

erythrocytes

RBCs

leukocytes

WBCs

cardiomegaly

enlargement of the heart

biopsy

"to view life" by removing & examining tissue, cells, or fluids from a living body

angiogram

picture of a blood vessel

angioplasty

surgical repair of a blood vessel

hematologist

specialist in diagnosing and treating blood disorders

atherosclerosis

hardening of the arteries

hyperlipidemia

the condition of elevated plasma concentrations of various fat cells (cholesterol, triglycerides, & lipoproteins) in the blood stream

palpitation

pounding or racing heart

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