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MA 140 Wk 2 Term.

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angi/o-
blood vessel
aort/o-
aorta
[r]rhythm/o-
rhythm
-stasis, -static
stoppage, slowneww
-plasia
formation or development
-form
shape
-opsy
to view
CHF
congestive heart failure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CV
cardiovascular
HM
Holter monitor
MI
myocardial infarction
RV
right ventrical
BPC
blood pressure check
VV
varicose veins
bradycardia
abnormally slow heartbeat
tachycardia
abnormally rapid heartbeat
anemia
disorder characterized by negative (without) red blood cell levels
leukemia
cancer characterized by an increase of abnormal white blood cells
septicemia
blood poisoning or a systemic disease caused by the spread of microorganisms in the blood
ischemia
temporary deficiency in blood supply due to either the narrowing or blockage of a blood vessel
angiostenosis
narrowing of a blood vessel
antiography
x-ray of the blood vessels after injecting a contrast medium
phlebography
x-ray of the veins after injecting a contrast medium
polyarteritis
inflammation of many arteries
endocarditis
inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
thrombosis
having an abnormal blood clot
hemostasis
stoppage or sluggishness of blood flow
phlebitis
inflammation of a vein
aoritis
inflammation of the aorta
arrhythmia
abnormal (without) heart rhythm
erythrocytes
RBCs
leukocytes
WBCs
cardiomegaly
enlargement of the heart
biopsy
"to view life" by removing & examining tissue, cells, or fluids from a living body
angiogram
picture of a blood vessel
angioplasty
surgical repair of a blood vessel
hematologist
specialist in diagnosing and treating blood disorders
atherosclerosis
hardening of the arteries
hyperlipidemia
the condition of elevated plasma concentrations of various fat cells (cholesterol, triglycerides, & lipoproteins) in the blood stream
palpitation
pounding or racing heart