16 terms

Chapter 35 Kinn's

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asystole
absence of a heartbeat
bradycardia
slow heart rate; pulse is below 60 beats per minute
dyspnea
difficult or painful breathing
ecchymosis
hemorrhagic skin discoleration commonly called brusing
emetic
substance that causes vomiting
fibrillation
rapid, random, ineffective contractions of the heart
hematuria
blood in the urine
idiopathic
pertaining to no known cause of a condition or disease
mediastinum
space in the center of the cest under the sternum
myocardium
the muscular lining of the heart
necrosis
the death of cells or tissue
photophobia
visual sensitivity to light
polydipsia
excessive thirst
polyuria
excreting large amounts of urine
thrombolytics
agents that dissolve blood clots
transient ischemic attack
temporary neurologic symptoms caused by a gradual or partial occlusion of a cerebral blood vessel