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Vet. Terminology

Respiratory & Cardiovascular Systems ?'s

TermDefinition
______________is the phase of the cardiac cycle when the heart muscle is contracting. systole
The medical term for the heart muscle is _______________. myocardium
Absence of breathing is medically termed_______________________. apnea
Pertaining to the membrane that lines the chest cavity pleural
Blood vessels traveling away from the heart (most commonly carrying oxygenated blood). arteries
cardi(o) heart
brady- slow
endo- within
-itis inflammation of
vas(o) vessel
A "blue" color to the mucous membranes associated with hypoxia cyanosis
Electrocardiogram (ECG) evaluates the heart by _______________. recording electrical activity
Oxygen moves into the bloodstream in the alveolus
A-spirat-ion the act of breathing. Clinically refers to the inspiration of foreign materials in the lungs.
Trache-o-bronch-itis inflammation of the trachea and bronchi
Cardi-o-my-o-pathy a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body
Pneumothorax and pneumonia refer to different disease processes. true
Intra-ven-ous "within a vein." Most often it refers to giving medicines or fluids through a needle or tube inserted into a vein.
mediastinum a membranous partition between two body cavities or two parts of an organ, especially that between the lungs
atelectasis collapse of lung tissue with loss of volume
dyspnea difficult or labored breathing
hemiplegia the arytenoid cartilage in the larynx becomes paralyzed and interferes with the flow of air from the trachea
Created by: Raevyn1