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ALH 122 Chap 11

ALH 122 Chap 11 - Senders, SBC Portland

angi/o blood vessel
aort/o aorta
ater/o or arteri/o artery
ather/o fatty plaque
atri/o atrium, upper chamber of the heart
cardi/o heart
cholesterol/o cholesterol
coron/o heart
cyan/o blue
ox/o oxygen
pericardi/o pericardium, the protective sac that surrounds the heart
phleb/o vein
rrhthm/o rhthym
shygom/o pulse
steth/o chest
thromb/o clot
vas/o vessel
vascul/o vessel
ven/o or ven/i vein
ventricul/o ventricle, the lower chambers of the heart
aorta largest artery in the body, delivers blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body
arteriole small artery
artery blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
atrium upper chambers of the heart (left and right)
coronary arteries arteries that feel the heart, branch
deoxygenated blood blood that is oxygen-poor
diastole relaxation phase of the heart beat, this is when the heart fills with blood, bottom number of the blood pressure reading
electrocardiogram measure of the electricity flowing through the heart
myocardium muscle layer of the heart
pulmonary circulation flow of blood from the heart, through the lungs, and back to the heart again (detour!)
septum A wall that divides two spaces. Atrial septum divides the upper heart chambers, ventricular septum divides the lower chambers. Nasal septum divides right and left sides of your nose.
sphygmomanometer instrument to measure blood pressure
BP blood pressure
HTN hypertension (high blood pressure)
hypotension low blood pressure
systole contraction phase of the heart beat when the heart pushes blood out through the aorta and to the rest of the body
vein blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart
ventricle lower chambers of the heart (right and left)
venule small vein
superior vena cava & inferior vena cava largest veins in the body that returm blood to the heart
RRR regular rate and rythm
CHF congestive heart failure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
echocardiogram ultrasound of the heart
HDL "good cholesterol", high density lipoprotein
LDL "bad cholesterol", low density lipoprotein
MI myocardial infarction
Created by: asenders