Chapter 7: Combining Forms and terms: Blood Vessels

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angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o

vessel

aort/o

aorta

arter/o, arteri/o

artery

arteriol/o

arteriole

ather/o

yellow fatty plaque

phleb/o , ven/o

vein

venul/o

venule

vasodilation

increase in the diameter of a blood vessel

vasoconstriction

decrease in the diameter of a blood vessel

cholesterol and triglycerides

lipids : high levels of these lipids are associated with greater risk of hardening the arteries

angiomas

tumors consisting principally of blood vessels ( hemangioma) or lymph vessels ( lymphangioma)

aortography

radiography of the aorta after the injection of a contrast medium to enhance the image of the aorta on an X-ray

angiography

radiography of the vessels

angiocardiography

radiography of the heart and great vessels after intravenous injection of a radioopaque solution

thromb/o

clot

-lytic

capable of destroying

embol/o

embolous

-ic

pertaining to

thrombus

a stationary blood clot along the wall of a blood vessel, frequently causing vascular obstruction. Some authorities differentiate thrombus formation from simple coagulation or clot formation.

vasodilators

medications that cause dilation of blood vessels

antihypertensives

agents that are used to reduce high blood pressure

antilipidemic

drugs that are used to lower cholesterol in the blood.

angioplasty

surgical repair of blood vessels that have become damaged by disease or injury

per-

through

cutane/o

skin

-ous

pertaining to

ather/o

yellow, fattty plaque

-ectomy

excision

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