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Cardiovascular 2

Cardiovascular Roots

a-,an- no, not, without
aneurysm/o aneurysm(widened blood vessel)
angi/o vessel (blood)
aort/o aorta (largest artery)
arter/o, arteri/o artery
ather/o plaque(fatty substance)
atri/o atrium(upper heart chamber)
axill/o armpit
brachi/o bronchial tube
brady- slow
cardi/o heart
cholesterol/o cholesterol
constriction narrowing
coron/o heart
cyan/o blue
de- lack of; down; less; removal of
dilation widening, stretching, expanding
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
emia blood condition
endo- in, within
graphy process of recording
hyper- above, excessive
hypo- deficient, below, under, less than normal
inter- between
isch/o to hold back, back
lysis breakdown, seperation, destruction, loosening
megaly enlargement
meter measure
my/o muscle
myx/o mucus
oma tumor, mass, fluid collection
osis condition, usually abnormal
ox/o oxygen
peri- surrounding
pericardi/o pericardium
phleb/o vein
plasty surgical repair
pulmon/o lung
sclerosis hardening
sphygm/o pulse
stenosis tightening, stricture
steth/o chest
tachy- fast
tetra- four
thromb/o clot
tomy process of cutting
tri- three
valv/o valve
valvul/o valve
vas/o vessel, duct, vas deferens
vascul/o vessel, blood
ven/o, ven/i vein
ventricul/o ventricle (of heart or brain)
Created by: ssaretsky