cardiovascular

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angi/o

blood or lymph vessel

aort/o

aorta (largest artery)

arteri/o

artery

arter/o

artery

ather/o

plaque, fatty substance

atri/o

atrium

ox/o

oxygen

pericardi/o

surrounding the heart

phleb/o

vein

sphygm/o

pulse

steth/o

chest

thromb/o

clot

therm/o

heat

brachi/o

arm

cardi/o

heart

cholesterol/o

cholesterol

coron/o

coronary, crown

cyan/o

blue

isch/o

to hold back

myx/o

mucus

valvul/o

valve

valv/o

valve

vas/o

vessel, vas deferens

vascul/o

blood vessel, little vessel

ven/o

vein

ventricul/o

ventricle of brain or heart, small chamber

-constriction

narrowing

-crit

to separate

-dilation

widening, stretching, expanding

-ectasis

stretching, dilation, enlargement

-emia

blood, blood condition

-graphy

process of producing picture or record

-lysis

breakdown, separation, destruction, loosening

-megaly

enlargement

-meter

measure, instrument used to measure

-oma

tumor, neoplasm

-osis

abnormal condition, disease

-penia

deficiency. lack, too few

-plasty

surgical repair

-poiesis

formation, to make

-sclerosis

abnormal hardening

-stenosis

abnormal narrowing

-otomy

cutting, surgical incision

hypo-

deficient, decreased

inter-

between, among

intra-

within, inside

peri-

surrounding, around

tachy-

fast, rapid

brady-

slow

tetra-

four

tri-

three

de-

down, lack of, from, not, removal

dys-

bad, difficult, painful

endo-

in, within, inside

hyper-

excessive, increased

a-, an-

no, not, without

-ac

pertaining to

-apheresis

removal

arteriol/o

arterioles

capill/o

capillaries

brachy

short

coron/o

crown, coronary

brady-

slow

tachy-

fast, rapid

pat/o

to be open

aneurysm

area of dilation or weakness (ballooning) in the wall of an artery

leuk/o

white

sider/o

iron.... sideropenia- deficiency in iron

thromb/o

thrombus, blood clot

glyc/o

sugar

rrgage

burst forth

anti-

against

coagulant

an agent that promotes the clotting of blood

end/o

within

stasis

stop, stand still

anastomosis

a surgical connection between two hollow or tubular structures

-lysis

to break down, destroy

-penia

decrease in number

edema

swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

HTN

hypertension (high blood pressure)

CABG

open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart

PTCA

percutaneous transmuminal coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty)

CBC

counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood

WBC

white blood cell count

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