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phleb def 46-90

hcts phleb 46-90 definitions

TermDefinition
cardiovascular pertaining to the heart and blood vessels
carotid major artery in the neck leading to the brain
carrier person who spreads infection to other, but show no symptoms
central venous pressure pressure or the blood returning to the right atrium through the superior vena cava
centrifuge high speed machine that spins blood tubes to separate the cellular and liquid parts of the blood
cephalgia a pain located in the head; headache
cephalic vein vein located on thumb side or outermost side of the arm
chemotherapy use of chemical agents in the treatment of disease
clot coagulated blood
coagulate to change from liquid to a solid or semi-solid state
coccus spherical or ovoid bacteria
collateral a larger blood vessel or nerve, accompanied along side by a smaller branch
communicable capable of being transferred, either directly or indirectly, from one person to another
coumadin a blood thinning agent, monitored by prothrombin times (PT)
cyanosis state in which abnormal amounts of poorly oxygenated blood hemoglobin cause the skin to appear bluish, grayish or purple
cyte a suffix which means cells
dermal subcutaneous junction major vascular area of the skin in neonates only 0.35 to 1.6mm from the skins surface
dialysis the removal of chemical substances from the blood, bypassing it through tubes made of semipermeable membranes
differential marked by diversity or distinction, i.e different types of white blood cells
digoxin (lanoxin) a drug used to treat cardiac disorders
disinfect use of chemical cleaner to destroy microorganisms on inanimate objects
dyspnea needing air; difficult or labored breathing
ecchymosis bruise; leakage of a small amount of blood into the surrounding tissue
edema accumulation of fluids in tissue
embolus undissolved matter in the blood, such as a blood clot
empathy having an object awareness of another persons feelings
empysema a lung disease marked by the loss of elasticity and thinning of the lung tissue
encephalitis inflammation of the brain
endocarditis inflammation of the lining of the heart
endocrinology the study of chemical secreting glands and their function
engogenous growth, developing or originating from within
endothelium layers of epithelial cells which lines the blood, heart and lymph vessel cavities
enteric pertains to the small intestines
epithelium cellular components of the skin and mucus membranes
exogenous originates outside of an organ or body part
exudate fluid accumulating in cavities, penetrating through vessel walls
extracellular outside of the cell
febrile fever or fever like symptoms
femoral an artery or vein located in the groin
fibrin a protein in the blood and tissues which interacts with other coag factors to form a clot
fistula permanent surgical attachments of a vein to an artery to change the flow of blood; used for dialysis only, not for obtaining blood for lab testing
frothing bubble caused by improper veinpuncture
gastritis inflammation of the stomach
gastroenterology study of the digestive system
gastrointestinal pertaining to the stomach and intestine
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