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Organ Sys Term 1

Cardiovascular System

TermDefinition
erythrocytes red blood cells; transport oxygen from the lungs to the body and carbon dioxide from the cells to the lungs
leukocytes white blood cells; fight bacterial infections by producing antibodies
systolic the increased pressure on the system when blood is forced out of the heart; 1st number of a 2 number sequence in blood pressure
diastolic relaxation phase; second number reported in blood pressure monitoring
angi vessel
aort aorta
oxy oxygen
pector chest
phleb vein
stenosis narrowing
thromb clot
vas(cu) blood vessel
ven vein
tension pressure
sis (suffix) abnormal condition
sclerosis (suffix) hardening
ial, ia (suffix) condition of
tachy (prefix) fast
Created by: hsjanstjd