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Lesson 3

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Terms

angio vessel
aortal aorta, main artery
arterio artery
cardio heart
emboli vessel obstruction
hema hemo-blood
anemia without blood
phleb vein
thrombo blood clot
varico varicose veins
vaso blood vessel
vena vein
ventricu heart cavity
broncho bronchi, airway
cili hairlike processes
ectasis expansion
laryngo larynx, voice box
naso nose
oro mouth
oxy oxygen, keen
pector breast, chest
pleura rib side
pneumo lung
ptysis to spit
pulmo lungs
rhin nose
tracheo trachea, windpipe
emia blood
Cardiomyopathy Diseases of heart muscles. Weak heart muscle
Hemochromatosis Disease in which to much Iron builds up in the body.
Pneumothorax A total collapse of the lung. Air in the space around the lung.
Rhinophyma Large red colored bulb shaped nose.
Tracheomalacia Weakness and floppiness of the wall of the windpipe, either at birth or after birth. (Congenital or acquired) Weakness of trachea.
Pericardium Sac around the heart
Cardiac Tamponade Too much fluid fills the pericardial space, thus limiting the ability to beat.
Myocardial infarction
Pharynx Passage that extends from the mouth downward.
Diffusion Exchange of gases from a higher concentration to a lower concentration.
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Chest compressions and ventilations.
Pneumonia Alveoli of the lungs are filled with fluid.
Alveoli Line the lungs, where exchange of oxy and co2 occur.
Tracheostomy Cutting a hole into the throat to allow air into the lungs.
Created by: Swellgal