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Chapter 10 and11

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Atria
The upper chambers of the heart
Ventricles
The lower chambers of the heart
Mitral
The valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle
Tricuspid
The vavle between the right atrium and the right ventricle
Artery
A blood vessel that carries oxygen and the nutrient containing blood away from the heart
Plasma
The liquid portion of the blood in which cells are suspended
Erythrocytes
The cells that carry oxygen
Lymphocytes
The cells that fight infection
Lymph
Transparent, usually colorless, tissue fluid
Thymus Gland
Helps develop the bodies immune system
Cardiomegaly
Enlargement of the heart
Cardiovalvulitis
Inflammation of the valves of the heart
Ischemia
Deficiency of blood flow
Pericarditis
Inflammation of the outer sac of the heart
Arteriosclerosis
Hardening of the arteries
Hematocytopenia
Abnormal reduction in the number of blood cells
Cardiomyopathy
Disease of the heart muscle
Lymphadenitis
Inflammation of the lymph glands
Angina Pectoris
Chest pain caused by insufficient supply of the blood to the heart
Aneurysm
Ballooning of a weakened portion of an arterial wall
Fibrillation
The rapid quivering, noncoordinated contractions of the atria or ventricles
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Disease of the blood vessels, other than those of the heart and brain, that affects blood circulation