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MedTerm Chapter8

Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach

TermDefinition
aneurysm/o widened blood vessel
angi/o vessel (usually blood or lymph)
vascul/o vessel (usually blood or lymph)
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
atri/o atrium
ather/o fatty plaque
cardi/o heart
coron/o heart
embol/o embolus
hemangi/o blood vessel
phleb/o vein
ven/o vein
scler/o hardening
sphygm/o pulse
sten/o narrowing, stricture
ventricul/o ventricle (of the heart or brain)
-cardia heart condition
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
brady- slow
peri- around
tachy- fast
palpitation sensation of an irregular heartbeat
syncope partial or complete loss of consciousness caused by decreased blood supply to brain
thrombosis abnormal condition in which a blood clot develops in a vessel
HTN hypertension
CAD coronary artery disease
CHD moronary heart disease
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
HDL high density lipoprotein
LDL low density lipoprotein
MI myocardial infarction
Created by: lnesmoe