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Ch 11- Vocab 2

The Language of Medicine- 8th Edition

QuestionAnswer
diastole relaxation phase of the heartbeat
electrocardiogram record of the electricity flowing through the heart
endocardium inner lining of the heart
endothelium innermost lining of blood vessels
mitral valve valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle
murmur abnormal heart sounds caused by improper closure of the heart valves
myocardium muscular, middle layer of the heart
normal sinus rhythm heart rhythm originating in the sinoatrial node with a resting rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute
oxygen gas that enters the blood through the lungs and travels to the heart to be pumped via arteries to all body cells
pacemaker specialized nervous tissue in the right atrium that begins the heartbeat
Created by: fergy