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cardiovascular

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angi/o
blood or lymph vessel
aort/o
aorta (largest artery)
arteri/o
artery
arter/o
artery
ather/o
plaque, fatty substance
atri/o
atrium
ox/o
oxygen
pericardi/o
surrounding the heart
phleb/o
vein
sphygm/o
pulse
steth/o
chest
thromb/o
clot
therm/o
heat
brachi/o
arm
cardi/o
heart
cholesterol/o
cholesterol
coron/o
coronary, crown
cyan/o
blue
isch/o
to hold back
myx/o
mucus
valvul/o
valve
valv/o
valve
vas/o
vessel, vas deferens
vascul/o
blood vessel, little vessel
ven/o
vein
veni
vein
ventricul/o
ventricle of brain or heart, small chamber
-constriction
narrowing
-crit
to separate
-dilation
widening, stretching, expanding
-ectasis
stretching, dilation, enlargement
-emia
blood, blood condition
-graphy
process of producing picture or record
-lysis
breakdown, separation, destruction, loosening
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
measure, instrument used to measure
-oma
tumor, neoplasm
-osis
abnormal condition, disease
-penia
deficiency. lack, too few
-plasty
surgical repair
-poiesis
formation, to make
-sclerosis
abnormal hardening
-stenosis
abnormal narrowing
-otomy
cutting, surgical incision
hypo-
deficient, decreased
inter-
between, among
intra-
within, inside
peri-
surrounding, around
tachy-
fast, rapid
brady-
slow
tetra-
four
tri-
three
de-
down, lack of, from, not, removal
dys-
bad, difficult, painful
endo-
in, within, inside
hyper-
excessive, increased
a-, an-
no, not, without
-ac
pertaining to
-apheresis
removal
arteriol/o
arterioles
capill/o
capillaries
brachy
short
coron/o
crown, coronary
brady-
slow
tachy-
fast, rapid
pat/o
to be open
aneurysm
area of dilation or weakness (ballooning) in the wall of an artery
leuk/o
white
sider/o
iron.... sideropenia- deficiency in iron
thromb/o
thrombus, blood clot
glyc/o
sugar
rrgage
burst forth
anti-
against
coagulant
an agent that promotes the clotting of blood
end/o
within
stasis
stop, stand still
anastomosis
a surgical connection between two hollow or tubular structures
-lysis
to break down, destroy
-penia
decrease in number
edema
swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
HTN
hypertension (high blood pressure)
CABG
open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart
PTCA
percutaneous transmuminal coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty)
CBC
counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood
WBC
white blood cell count