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MWP-Cardiology Dept

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Artery Blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart
Cardiomyopathy Disease of the heart muscle
Chest (thorax) Part of the body cavity between the neck and the diaphragm (the midriff)
Conception Start of pregnancy when a male cell fertilises a female cell in the fallopian tube
Hypertension High blood pressure
Membrane Thin layer of tissue surrounding part or the whole of an organ
Muscle Tissue with the power to contract - enables the body to move
Oxygen Odourless and colourless gas that is essential to most forms of life
Plaque Flat or raised patches on the moist memberane lining tubular structures
Therapy Treatment of a disease
Toxic Poisonous
Vein Blood vessel carrying blood towards the heart
Womb (uterus) Part of the female reproductive organs; where the growing foetus (unborn child) is nourished from its mother's blood
Created by: Carmelita Reuben