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Ch. 3 - 5

Integumentary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular vocabulary

TermDefinition
Apocrine type of sweat gland that opens into hair follicles in pubic, anal and mammary areas
Arrythmia Irregularity in heart beat or action
Arterioles Small branch of arteries
Arthroscopy Examination of interior of joint by entering w/arthroscope
Bicuspid valve Valve between the left atrium and ventricle
Bradycardia Abnormally slow heart rate
Cardiomegaly Abnormally enlarged heart
Circumduction Movement in a circular direction from a central point
Coccyx Tailbone
Cyanosis Slight bluish color of skin due to deficiency of oxygen and excess of carbon dioxide
Dermatome Instrument used for cutting skin or thin transplant of skin
Distal Epiphysis Wide end of bone furthest from center of body
Ecchymosis Skin discoloration or bruise caused by blood collection under the skin
Fibrillation Abnormal quivering or contraction of heart fibers
Fibromyalgia Condition of widespread aching or pain in muscles and soft tissue
Integumentary System including skin, nails, hair, subaceous glands and sweat glands
Keratin Hard protein found in hair and nails
Melanin Black color pigment in skin
Metacarpals Pertaining to hand bones in upper extremity
Myocardial infarction Heart attack; MI
Necrosis Death in tissue
Os Coxae Hip bone; pelvis portion of the lower extremities
Pericardium Double-walled outer sac around the heart
Periosteum Membranes that cover most bones
Proximal Epiphysis Wide end of the bone closest to the center of body
Sebaceous Oil gland that moisturizes skin
Sudoriferous Sweat glands of the skin
Tachycardia Abnormally fast heart rate; over 100 bpm
Tricuspid valve Valve between right atrium and ventricle
Venules Smallest veins; receives de-oxygenated blood leaving capillaries
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