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Chapter 21-24

Pharmacology

TermDefinition
Angina Pectoris chest pain caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart
Arteriosclerosis hardening or fibrosis of the arteries
Atherosclerosis accumulation of fatty deposits in the walls of arteries
Chronic Heart Failure heart disease caused by weakness of the contractile force of the myocardium
Coronary Artery Disease disease of the coronary arteries that decreases blood flow to the heart
Electrocardiogram recording of the electrical activity of the heart
Ischemia condition of insufficient tissue blood flow
Myocardial Infarction sudden death of an area of heart muscle, commonly referred to as a heart attack
Hypercalcemia high serum calcium
Hyperkalemia high serum potassium
Maintenance Dose daily dosage of cardiac glycoside that maintains effective drug levels in the blood
Antiarrhythmic Drug drug used to restore normal cardiac rhythm
Arrhythmia disorder of cardiac conduction and electrical impulse formation
Ventricle Fibrillation the most serious arrythmia; usually a terminal event where ventricular contractions are no longer able to effectively pump blood
Coronary Artery artery that supplies blood flow to the heart
Created by: Chelsea0118