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Medical Term. Words

Chapter 5

Angi/o Vessel
aort/o Aorta
Arteri/o Artery
Ather/o Fatty substance
Atri/o Atrium
Coron/o heart
hemangi/o Blood vessel
Ox/i ox/o oxygen
Phleb/o Vein
Thromb/o Blood clot
ven/o Vein
manometer instrument to measure pressure
-ole, -ule Small
tension pressure
Basic flow of heart Heart --> Artery --> Capillary --> Vein --> heart
endocardium Lines the heart
myocardium Heart muscle (most of heart)
epicardium Covers outside
Vein Takes blood towards the heart
Artery Takes blood away from the heart
atrium Receiving room
Systolic BP Heart contracts
Diastolic BP Heart relaxes
Coronary arteries Arteries that supply blood to heart
Ischemia Insufficient blood supply to a tissue
auscultation Listened to sounds using a stethoscope
Angina pectoris Heart ischemia but not death of heart muscle
Myocardial infarction Death of the heart muscle; not of entire heart
Thrombus Blood clot on wall of blood vessels
Embolus Piece of thrombus that has broken off and moved in blood vessel till it can't move farther because of size
Hypertension High blood pressure
Hypotension Low blood pressure
Coronary artery disease Narrowing of heart disease
Created by: avilak