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Chapter 7: Combining Forms and terms: Blood Vessels

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angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
vessel
aort/o
aorta
arter/o, arteri/o
artery
arteriol/o
arteriole
ather/o
yellow fatty plaque
phleb/o , ven/o
vein
venul/o
venule
vasodilation
increase in the diameter of a blood vessel
vasoconstriction
decrease in the diameter of a blood vessel
cholesterol and triglycerides
lipids : high levels of these lipids are associated with greater risk of hardening the arteries
angiomas
tumors consisting principally of blood vessels ( hemangioma) or lymph vessels ( lymphangioma)
aortography
radiography of the aorta after the injection of a contrast medium to enhance the image of the aorta on an X-ray
angiography
radiography of the vessels
angiocardiography
radiography of the heart and great vessels after intravenous injection of a radioopaque solution
thromb/o
clot
-lytic
capable of destroying
embol/o
embolous
-ic
pertaining to
thrombus
a stationary blood clot along the wall of a blood vessel, frequently causing vascular obstruction. Some authorities differentiate thrombus formation from simple coagulation or clot formation.
vasodilators
medications that cause dilation of blood vessels
antihypertensives
agents that are used to reduce high blood pressure
antilipidemic
drugs that are used to lower cholesterol in the blood.
angioplasty
surgical repair of blood vessels that have become damaged by disease or injury
per-
through
cutane/o
skin
-ous
pertaining to
ather/o
yellow, fattty plaque
-ectomy
excision