common diseases chap12 lesson 1

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cardiovascular

of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels

hypertension

What is the proper name for high blood pressure?

arteriosclerosis

collection of several pathological conditions in which the walls of the blood vessels, esp. arteries, become thickened and hardened, losing there elasticity

atherosclerosis

A condition of the arteries characterized by the buildup of fatty substances and hardening of the walls

angina pectoris

chest pain that occurs when diseased blood vessels restrict blood flow to the heart

stroke

a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

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