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Medical Terminology

Ch. 8 - Cardiovascular System/ Combining forms, Prefixes & Suffixes (final)

TermDefinition
aneurysm - widened blood vessel - abnormal dilation of an artery
angi/o vessel (blood vessel)
vascul/o vessel (blood vessel)
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
arteriol/o arteriole
atri/o atrium
ather/o fatty plaque
cardi/o heart
electr/o electric
embol/o embolus
hemangi/o blood vessel
my/o muscle
phleb/o vein
ven/o vein
scler/o hardening; sclera (white of eye)
sept/o septum
sphygm/o pulse
sten/o narrowing, stricture
thromb/o blood clot
ventricul/o ventricle (of the heart or brain)
-gram record, writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-sphyxia pulse
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
endo- in, within
extra- outside
peri- around
trans- across
pericarditis inflammation of the pericardium
endocarditis inflammation of the endocardium
myocarditis inflammation of the myocardium
pancarditis inflammation of all layers of the heart
phlebitis inflammation of the veins
cardiomyopathy disease of the heart muscle
Created by: Hip