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common diseases chap12 lesson 1

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cardiovascular
of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
hypertension
What is the proper name for high blood pressure?
arteriosclerosis
collection of several pathological conditions in which the walls of the blood vessels, esp. arteries, become thickened and hardened, losing there elasticity
atherosclerosis
A condition of the arteries characterized by the buildup of fatty substances and hardening of the walls
angina pectoris
chest pain that occurs when diseased blood vessels restrict blood flow to the heart
stroke
a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain