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Purkinje fibers
electrical impulse to the heart.
Rh negative
If maternal blood does not mix with fetal bood
Mononucles
"kissing disease". - dysfunction caused by Epstein- barr virus, which includes symptoms of swollen palatine tonsils
hemolysis
dissolved or destruction of red blood cells
lymphatic
transport protein and fluid leaked from blood vessels and returns it to the blood
plasmapheresis
Removal of your own blood by centrifuge and re infused back in your body
pancytopenia
lack of cellular elements
erythrocytes
red blood cells
phlebitis
vein is inflamed
embolism
blood clot that has moved from one area to another area of the body
hemochromatosis
Excessive deposits of iron throughout the body
Coronary artery
vascular system that supplies the heart with it's own blood supply in order to meet the heart's high oxygen demand.
septum
wall
atria
Two upper chambers of the heart
ventricles
TWO LOWER CHAMBERS OF THE HEART
medulla oblongata
an organ structure of the brain
epinephrine
hormone
tansils
assist in the formation of white blood cells
spleen
responsible for filtering microorganism from the blood
arteries
transport blood from the right and left ventricles of the heart
Veins
are vessels that transport blood from the peripheral tissues back to the heart
thrombin
the enzyme in the blood plasma that causes the clotting of blood
thrombocyte
essential for blood clotting
thrombosis
coagulated/ clotting of blood in various parts of the circulatory system
brady cardia
slow heart lower then normal
cardiomyopathy
disease of the heart muscle
cardiac arrest
sudden, sometimes temporary cessation of function of the heart may occur
sipderopenia
deficiency of iron resulting from inadequate iron in the diet
thalassemia
mediterranean, african or asian population susceptible to hereditary hemolytic disease
septicemia
blood poisoning caused by bacteria or their toxins
aneurysm
enlargement/ballooning of an artery
angina pectoris
chest pain due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle
arrhythmia
heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm
tetralogy of fallout
congenital heart defect
varicose veins
swollen, dilated and knotted veins that usually occure in the lower legs
diastole
relaxation of the heart chambers
systole
contraction of the heart chambers
lyphangitis
lymphatic vessels are inflamed
hypoxia
oxygen deficiency
vasoconstrictive
active narrowing of a blood vessels
vasodilator
widen of the blood vessels
leukemia
cancer of the blood particularly that of leukocytes
hyperlipidemia
excessive amount of fats in the blood
anemia
lack of red blood cells
hemoglobin
iron containing groups responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood
liver
large glandular organ responsible for monitoring the composition of our blood
hepotic portal
a system that carries blood rich in nutrients from digestion in the small intestines
kidney
organs of the excretory system
semi- contra
assists the cardiovascular system by supporting a healthy blood pressure
thymus
organ structure is an endocrine gland and is critical to recognizing beneficial cells from destructive cells.
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