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Hardening of the arteries, resulting in thickening of walls and loss of elasticity Arteriosclerosis
Large blood vessel that returns blood to the right atruim; there are two: Inferior and Superior Vena Cava
Hardening of the arteries due to deposits of fatlike material in linig of the arteries Atherosclerosis
Small branch of arteries Arteriole
Vessel that carries blood toward the heart Veins
Structure which permits flow of a fluid in only one direction Valves
Relating to the heart Cardaic
Microscopic blood vessels which connect arteroiles with venules Capillaries
Upper chambers of the heart Atria
Abnormally high blood pressure Hypertension
Brings blood from the organs of digestion through the portal vein to the liver Portal Circulation
Lower chambers of the heart Ventricles
Obstruction of a blood vessel by circulating blood clot, fat globule, air bubble, or a peice of tissue Embolism
Closed membranous sac surronding heart Pericarduim
A widening, or sac, formed by the dialation of a blood vessel Aneurysm
Blood vessel that carries blood away from heart Arteries
Largest artery in body, rising from left ventricle of the heart Aorta
Innflammation of a vein, with or without infection and thrombus formation Phlebitis
Reffering to the blood vessels of the heart Coronary vessels
Coronary Vessels: Coronary artery, coronary heart disease (CAD), Coronary Bypass, Coronary Circulation, Coronary Sinus
Pulmonary vessels: Pulmonary arteries, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Semilunar valve, Pulmonary Veins
Created by: LaNoire