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circulatory med term

circulatory system medical terminology

pacemaker of the heart sinoatrial node
pertaining to the sac-like membrane surrounding the heart pericardi/o
upper heart chamber atri/o
small holes in the wall between the heart chambers septal defects
contraction phase of the heartbeat systole
rapid,random,ineffectual & irregular contractions of the heart fibrillation
relaxation phase of the heart diastole
lower heart chamber ventricul/o
mucus myx/o
arm branchi/o
vein phleb/o
muscle layer of the heart myocardnstrumentium
artery arteri/o
innermost lining of the blood vessel endothelium
blue cyan/o
clot thromb/o
instrument to measure blood pressure sphygmomanometer
waste released by the body cells carbon dioxide
an abnormal heart sound caused by improper closure of the heart valves murmur
vessel angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
rapid but regular contractions of artria/ventricles flutter
heart coron/o
inner lining of the heart endocardium
vessel angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
yellowish plaque ather/o
brief episodes of pallor/numbness in the fingers/toes Raynaud phebomenon
inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart pericarditis
premature ventricular contraction PVC
closure of a blood vessel occlusion
chest pain angina pectoris
defibrillation cardioversion
instrument used to focus sound waves on a blood vessel to detect vascular occlusion Doppler ultrasound
disease of the vessels supplying the heart CAD
drug used in the treatment of angina pectoris nitroglycerin
improper closure of bicuspid valve mitral valve prolapse
drug used to correct arrhythmias digoxin
the heart in unable to pump its required amt of blood congestive heart failure
balloon angioplasty PTCA
local widening of an artery caused by weakness in the wall aneurysm
vessel grafts are anastomosed to coronary arteries CABG
open patent
inflammation of the inner lining of the heart caused by bacteria endocarditis
deep vein thrombosis DVT
the process of clotting coagulation
surgical removal of the innermost lining of an artery endarterectomy
collection of material that travel to & block a vessel embolus
blockage of blood vessels in the lower extremities peripheral vascualr disease
area of dead tissue infarction
act of listening w/a stethoscope auscultation
pulses of ultrasound are transmitted into the chest echocardiography
Created by: clmcnees