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Occurs when the ventricles contract, is the highest pressure against the walls of an artery
Also Known As platelets are the smallest formed elements of the blood......IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE CLOTTING OF BLOOD!
physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating abnormalities, diseases, and disorders of the bloodand blood forming tissues....Hemat=blood and -ologist=specialist
physician who specializes in the diagnosis, medical management, and surgical treatment of disorders of the blood vessels
A condition in which there is an insufficient oxygen supply due to a restricted blood flow by to a part of the body
Conjestive heart failure
Chronic condition in which the heart is unable to pump out all of the blood that it receives
The normal rhythmic contractions of the atria are replaced by rapid irregular twitching of the muscular heart wall
Rapid, irregular, and useless contraction of the ventricles....MAY CAUSE MANY SUDDEN CARIDAC DEATHS
A foreign object, such as a blood clot, quantity of air, or tumor that is circulating in the blood
Systemic condition caused by the spread of microorganisms and their toxins via the circulating blood
Inadequate number of circulating red blood cells due to the premature destruction of red blood cells by the spleen
Portable electrocardiograph that is worn by an ambulatory patient to coninuously monitor the heart rates and rhythms over a 24-hour period
Spleen has hemolytic function of destroying wore-out red blood cells and releasing their hemoglobin for reuse
wrapos the body in a physical barrier that prevents invading organisms from enter the body
Disease-fighting protein created by the immune system in response to the presence of a specific antigen
Western blot test
test is performed to confirm the diagnosis when the results of the ELISA test are positive
Commonly infects wounds and causes serious problems such as toxic shock syndrome or produces food poisoning
malignant tumore that arises from connective tissues, including hard tissues, soft tissues, and liguid tissues
aka Hodgkin's disease, distinguished from other lymphomas by the presence of large, cancerous lymphocytes know as Reed-Sternberg cells
Shared by the respiratory and digestive systems and transports air, food, and dluids downward to the laryngopharnyx
Cavity located between the lungs. Contains connective tissue andorgans, including the heart andi ts veins and arteries, the esophagus, trachea, bronchi, the thymus gland, and lymph nodes
Airways have become inflamed and thickened, an increase in the number and size of mucus-producing cells
Mulation of air in the pleural space causing a pressure imbalance that prevents the lung from fully expanding or can cause it to collapse
pattern of alternating periods of hypopnea or apnea, followed by hyperpnea
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