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Terminology

TermDefinition
Aneurysm A spindle shaped or sac-like bulging of the wall of a vein or artery, due to weakening of the wall by disease of an abnormality present at birth.
Angina Pectoris Chest Pain
Anoixa No oxygen
Aorta The main trunk artery which receives blood from the lower left chamber (Ventricle) of the heart.
Arotic insufficiency An improper closing of the aortic valve, letting in back flow of blood.
Aortic stenosis A narrowing of the aortic valve,
Aortic Valve Valve that lets blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta, semi lunar shaped
Apex The blunt rounded end of the heart directed downward, forward and to the left
Arrhythemia An abnormal rhythm of the heart
Arterial Blood Oxygenated Blood
Arterioles the smallest arterial vessels, helps regulate blood pressure
Arteriosclerosis Hardening of the arteries
Artery Blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart to various parts of the body
Atrial septum Muscular wall dividing the right and left chambers of the heart
Atrio-ventricular bundle Bundle of his, conduct impulses for the rhythmic heartbeat from the AV node to the heart muscle
Atrio-ventricular node A small mass of the fibers at the base of the all between the two upper chambers of the heart
Atrium the two upper chambers of the heart. the right atrium receives oxygenated blood and the left atrium receives oxygenated blood
Auricle Another word for the atrium
Auscultation The act of listening to sounds within the body
Bicuspid vavle Mitral vavle
Blood pressure The pressure of the blood in the arteries, Top number is systolic(systole), bottom number is diastolic (relaxed)
Bradycardia Abnormally slow heart rate. anything below 60 bmp