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kinn's Chapter 36

TermDefinition
arrhythmia An abnormality or irregularity in the heart rhythm.
asystole The absence of a heartbeat.
cyanosis A blue coloration of the mucous membranes and body extremities caused by lack of oxygen.
ecchymosis A hemorrhagic skin discoloration commonly called bruising.
emetic A substance that causes vomiting.
fibrillation Rapid, random, ineffective contractions of the heart.
hematuria Blood in the urine.
idiopathic Pertaining to a condition or disease that has no known cause.
mediastinum The space in the center of the chest under the sternum.
myocardium The muscular lining of the heart.
necrosis The death of cells or tissue.
photophobia An abnormal sensitivity to light.
polydipsia Excessive thirst.
thrombolytics Agents that dissolve blood clots.
transient ischemic attack (TIA) Temporary neurologic symptoms caused by a gradual or partial occlusion of a cerebral blood vessel.
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