30 terms

medical terminology chapter 5

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angio
vessel
aorto
aorta
arterio
artery
athero
deposit of soft, pasty material; porridge
brady
slow
cardio
heart
corono
heart
pericarditis
inflammation of the pericardium
emia
blood condition
erthro
red
hemato
blood
leuko
white blood cell
phlebo
vein
tachy
fast
thrombo
clot
veno
vein
aneurysm
the balooning out of an artery wall at a point where it has grown weak
angiitis
inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct
arrhythmia
an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
bradycardia
abnormally slow heartbeat
arteritis
inflammation of an artery
cholestoral
a waxy substance found in all animal cells; body builds cell structure from this; excess level can contribute to heart disease
electrocardiogram
a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
embolism
occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
hemoglobin
iron-containing protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen for delivery to cells
monocytes
an agranular leukocyte that is able to migrate into tissues and transform into a macrophage
phlebitis
inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)
plaque
A deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an arterial wall
systolic
measurement of blood pressure taken when the heart is contracting and forcing blood into the arteries
valvulitis
inflammation of a heart valve