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PHM Term week 1


Angina Pectoris Chest pain caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart
Arrhythmia Irregular heartbeats resulting from a malfunction in the conduction system
Arteriosclerosis Hardening of the fibrosis of the arteries
Atherosclerosis Accumulation of the fatty deposits in the walls of the arteries
Artery Vessel that carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues of the body
Capillary Blood vessels at the cellular level
Coagulation Normal clotting formation
Congestive heart failure Condition in which the heart is unable to pump the amount of blood needed to meet the requirements of the body
Coronary artery disease Condition that occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened and narrow
Diuretic Agent that increases urine output and excretion of water from the body
Embolism Formation of a clot from any foreign substance that obstructs
Endocardium Thin membrane that lines the interior of the heart
Enzyme Protein that accelerates a reaction by reducing the amount of energy required to initiate a reaction
Epicardium Outer layer of the heart wall
Hyperlipidemia Abnormally high lipid levels in the plasma
Hypertension Elevated diastolic or systolic blood pressure
Myocardial infarction Death of an area of heart muscle attributable to interruption of its blood supply
Myocardium Middle muscular layer of the heart wall
Pericardium Fluid-filled membrane that surrounds the heart
Syndrome A set of condtions that occur together
Thrombin Enzyme that is formed in coagulating blood from prothrombin
Thromboyltic Medication used to break up a thrombus or blood clot
Thrombosis Formation of a blood clot
Vein Vessel that carries deoxygenated blood to or toward the heart
Venae Cavae Large veins that carry deoxygenated blood from the upper and lower parts of the body to the right atrium of the heart
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