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 role 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 a/an ______.
tf An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm in which the heartbeat is faster or slower than normal.
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.
A bacterial infection of the lining or valves of the heart is known as bacterial _______.
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/an _____ ______ (2 words).
The abnormal protrusion of a heart valve that results in the inability of the valve to close completely is known as a/an _____ _____ (2 words).
The medication ______ is prescribed to prevent or relieve the pain of angina by dilating the blood vessels to the heart.
False An embolus is a clot or piece of tissue circulating in the blood.
tf A thrombus is a clot or piece of tissue circulating in the blood.
tf Plasmapheresis 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.
False A vasoconstrictor is a drug that narrows the blood vessels.
tf A vasoconstrictor is a drug that enlarges the blood vessels.
tf Peripheral vascular disease is a disorder of the blood vessels located outside the heart and brain.
Alberta Fleetwood has a/an ______. 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.
When Mr. Klein stands up too quickly, his blood pressure drops. His physician describes this as postural or ______ ______. (2 words)
Juanita Gomez was diagnosed as having ______ ______ (2 words). This bone marrow disorder is characterized by the insufficient production of one or more types of blood cells.
Darlene Nolan was diagnosed as having deep vein thrombosis. Her doctor immediately prescribed a/an ______ to cause the thrombus to dissolve.
A/An ______, which is a characteristic of atherosclerosis, is a deposit of plaque on or within the arterial wall.
The surgical removal of a portion of the tissue surrounding the heart is a/an ______.
False Aplastic anemia is characterized by the absence of all formed blood elements.
tf Aplastic anemia is characterized by the presence of all formed blood elements.
Looking at the diagram on page 167 of your textbook, question 5.91 is pointing to what area of the heart-superior ____ _____ (2 words)
Thomas Wilkerson suffers from episodes of severe chest pain due to inadequate blood flow to the myocardium. This is a condition known as _______.
In _____ fibrillation, instead of pumping strongly, the heart muscle quivers ineffectively.
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 _______.
characterized by an inadequate number of circulating red blood cells due to premature destruction of red blood cells by the spleen
A type of medication that is given to slow coagulation and prevent new blood clots from forming is known as a/an _______.
A blood disorder in which there is a decrease in the number of disease-fighting white blood cells circulating in the blood is known as _______.
_______ or iron overload disease is a genetic disorder in which the intestines absorb too much iron.
tf Raynaud's disease is a condition with symptoms that include intermittent attacks of pallor, cyanosis, and redness of the fingers and toes.
coronary artery bypass graft
This type of operation is used to replace a blocked coronary artery and to improve the flow of blood to the heart. It requires opening the chest and implanting a piece of vein from the leg or chest on the heart.
tissue plasminogen activator
A thrombolytic that is administered to some patients having a heart attack or stroke that if administered within a few hours after symptoms appear, may dissolve damaging blood clots is known as _______ (3 words).