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Medical term ch7-9


What is a PPD skin test skin test used to determine the presence of a tuberculosis infection
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
What is a CABG a surgical procedure that involves removing a blood vessel from another part of the body and inserting it into the coronary circulation
What is CHF a chronic form of heart disease characterized by the failure of the left ventricle to pump enough blood to supply systemic tissues
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
What is rhinitis inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nasal cavity
What is mononucleosis a viral disease characterized by enlarged lymph nodes and spleen, a typical lymphocytes , throat pain, pharyngitis, fever, and fatigue
Septicema a system wide disease caused by the presence of bacteria and their toxins in the circulating blood
Nosocomial Infection An infectious disease that is contracted during a hospital stay
Angina pectoris severe chest pain
Autoimmune disorders disease caused by a person’s own immune response attacking otherwise healthy tissues,
Essential hypertension process of abnormally high pressure
Angiogram image resulting from an angiography
Anemia is the reduced ability of red blood cells to deliver oxygen to tissues
Leukemia a form of cancer that originates from cells within the blood-forming tissue of the red marrow
Phlembotomist a healthcare professional who performs the phlebotomy procedure
Thrombocytopenia An abnormally reduced number of platelets in a sample of blood is a sign of disease
Hemoptysis The symptom of coughing up and spitting out blood
Tracheostomy Surgical creation of an opening into the trachea, usually for the insertion of a breathing tube,
Pertussis An acute infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi that produces spasmodic coughing
What are the atria
Aort/o aorta
Anisocytosis The presence of red blood cells of unequal size in a sample of blood is an abnormal finding
Transfusion The introduction of blood, blood products, or a blood substitute into a patient’s circulation to restore blood volume to normal levels
anaphylaxis An immediate reaction to a foreign substance that includes rapid inflammation, vasodilation, bronchospasms, and spasms of the GI tract
Alveoli the tiny air sacs within the lungs
Platelets Fragments of cells are also present in blood
Created by: tiffany.green89