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Commonly known as the natural pacemaker, the medical name of the structure is the __ __.
The ___ are formed in red bone marrow and then migrate to tissues throughout the body. These blood cells destroy parasitic organisms and play a major roll in allergic reactions.
The ___ are the smallest formed elements in the blood, and they play an important role in blood clotting.
A foreign object, such as a bit of tissue or air, circulating in the blood is known as an ___.
The highest pressure against the blood vessels is ___ pressure, and it occurs when the ventricles contract.
The diagnostic procedure that images the structures of the blood vessels and the flow of blood through these vessels is known as __ __.
An ___ is an abnormal heart rhythm in which the heartbeat is faster or slower than normal.
___ disease is a condition with symptoms that include of intermittent attacks of pallor, cyanosis, and redness of the fingers and toes.
The systemic condition often associated with severe infections caused by the presence of bacteria in the blood is known as ___.
The blood disorder characterized by anemia in which the red blood cells are larger than normal is known as ___ anemia.
Having an abnormally small number of platelets in the circulating blood is known as ___.
The surgical removal of the lining of a portion of a clogged carotid artery leading to the brain is known as a __ __.
The abnormal protrusion of a heart valve that results in the inability of the valve to close completely is known as a __ __.
The medication ___ is prescribed to prevent or relieve the pain of angina by dilatingthe blood vessels to the heart.
___ is a form of vasculitis involving several medium and small arteries at the same time.
___ is the removal of whole blood from the body, separation of its cellular elements, and reinfusion of these cellular elements suspended in saline or a plasma substitute.
peropheral vascular disease
__ __ __ is a disorder of the blood vessels located outside the heart and brain.
Alberta Fleetwood has a ___. This condition is a benign tumor made up of newly formed blood vessels.
During her pregnancy, Polly Olson suffered from abnormally swollen veins in her legs. The medical term for this condition is ___ veins.
Thomas Wilkerson suffers from episodes of severe chest pain due to inadequate blood flow to the myocardium. This is a condition that is known as __ __.
When Mr. Klein stands up too quickly, his blood pressure drops. His physician describes this as postural or __ __.
Juanita Gomez was diagnosed as having __ __. This bone marrow disorder is characterized by the insuffcient production of one or more types of blood cells.
Dr. Lawson read her patient's ___. This diagnostic record is also known as a ECG or EKG.
Jason Turner suffered from cardiac arrest. The paramedics arrived promptly and saved his life by using __ __ (CPR).
Darlene Nolan was diagnosed as having a deep vein thrombosis. Her doctor immediately prescribed a ___ to cause the thrombus to dissolve.
Ischemic Heart Disease
Hamilton Edwasrds Sr. suffers from ____________________ (IHD). This is a group of cardiac disabilities resulting from an insufficent supply of oxygenated blood to the heart.
An ___, which is a characteristic of atherosclerosis, is a deposit of plaque on or within the arterial wall.
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