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Pharm Chap 12

Cardiovascular System Medications

ACE Inhibitors Drugs that inhibit angiotension-converting enzymen from working
Angina Pectoris Oppressive pain or pressure in the chest caused by inadequate blood flow and oxygenation to heart muscle
Anoxia Absence of oxygen
Athersclerosis The most common form of arteriosclerosis, marked by cholesterol lipid calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries.
Contractility Having the ability to contract or shorten
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
Cyanosis Blue - Gray, slate, or dark purple. Discoloration of th eskin or mucous membranes caused by lack of or reduced oxygen.
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dysrhythmias Abnormal Heart Ryhthms
Embolus Mass of undissolved matter present in a blood or lymphatic vessel and brought there by the blood or lymph
Flight-or-Flight Response
HDL High-Debsity Lipid
Heart Failure
Hemostasis Arrest of bleeding or of circulation
HTN Hypertension
Hyperlipemia Abnromally High Lipids in the blood
Infarction Area of tissue in an organ or part that undergoes necrosis following cessation of blood supply
Ischemia Temporary deficiency of blood flow to an organ or tissue
LDL Low-Density lipid
Lumen Space within a tube
MI Myocardial infarction, heart attack
Pernicious Anemia Chronic, macrocytic anemia-an autoimmune disease marked by a reduction in the mass of circulating red blood cells
Shock Clinical syndrome marked by inadequate perfusion and oxygenation of cells, tissues and organs; usually a result of marginal or markedly lowered blood pressure.
Thrombus Blood clot that adheres to the wall of a blood vessels or organ
VLDL Very Low Density Lipid
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