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A&P CH13 word parts

A&P CH13 Cardiovascular System

brady- (slow) bradycardia: abnormally slow heartbeat
diastol- (dilation) diastolic pressure: blood pressure when the ventricle of the heart is relaxed
-gram (something written) electrocardiogram: recording of the electrical changes in the heart muscle during a cardiac cycle
papill- (nipple) papillary muscle: small mound of muscle within a ventricle of the heart
syn- (together) syncytium: mass of merging cells that function together
systol- (contraction) systolic pressure: blood pressure resulting from a ventricular contraction
tachy- (rapid) tachycardia: abnormally fast heartbeat