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Chapter 7: Combining Forms and terms: Blood Vessels
angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
yellow fatty plaque
phleb/o , ven/o
increase in the diameter of a blood vessel
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
tumors consisting principally of blood vessels ( hemangioma) or lymph vessels ( lymphangioma)
radiography of the aorta after the injection of a contrast medium to enhance the image of the aorta on an X-ray
radiography of the vessels
radiography of the heart and great vessels after intravenous injection of a radioopaque solution
capable of destroying
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.
medications that cause dilation of blood vessels
agents that are used to reduce high blood pressure
drugs that are used to lower cholesterol in the blood.
surgical repair of blood vessels that have become damaged by disease or injury
yellow, fattty plaque