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Chapter 5

Cardiovascular System

TermDefinition
Angi/o vessel
Aort/o aorta
Arteri/o artery
Ather/o fatty substance
Atri/o atrium
Coron/o heart
Hemangi/o blood vessel
Ox/i, Ox/o oxygen
Phleb/o vein
Thromb/o clot
-manometer instrument to measure pressure
-ole,-ule small
-tension pressure
Basic flow of blood: Heart-Artery-capillary-vein-heart
Endocardium Inner layer of the heart that lines the heart chambers
Myocardium thick,muscular middle of the heart
Epicardium outer layer of the heart
Artery takes blood away from heart
Valve brings blood to the heart
Systolic BP Highest blood pressure reading
Diastolic BP Lowest blood pressure reading
Coronary arteries arteries that supply blood to the heart
Auscultation listening to sounds using a stechoscope
Ischemia insufficient blood supply to a tissue
Coronary artery disease Disease in the coronary arties
Angina pectoris heart ischemia but not death of heart muscle
Thrombus blood clot on wall of blood vessel
Embolus piece of thrombus that has broken off and moved in blood vessel till it can't move farther because of it's size
Hypertension high blood pressure
Hypotension low blood pressure
Created by: cozineh
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