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Abnormal Diseases CS

Circulatory System

anemia an inadequate number of red blood cells, hemoglobin, or both
aneurysm a ballooning out of, or saclike formation on, an artery wall
arteriosclerosis a hardening or thickening of the arterial walls, resulting in a loss of elasticity and contractility
atherosclerosis occurs when fatty plagues (frequently cholesterol) are deposited on the walls of the arteries
congestive heart failure (CHF) a condition that occurs when the heart muscles do not beat adequately to supply the blood needs of the body
embolus a foreign substance circulating in the bloodstream
hemophilia an inherited disease that occurs almost exclusively in males but can be carried by females
hypertension high blood pressure
leukemia a malignant disease of the bone marrow or lymph tissue
myocardial infarction heart attack
phlebitis an inflammation of a vein, frequently in the leg
varicose veins dilated, swollen veins that have lost elasticity and cause stasis, or decreased blood flow
Created by: laurenrego02