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Med Term - Lesson 7

Cardiovascular & Lymphatic System

Prefix, Word Root, SuffixDefinition
brady- slow
tachy- fast; rapid
aden gland
angi vessel (blood)
arteri artery
cardi heart
electr electrical activity
phleb vein
lymph lymph
splen spleen
thromb (blood)clot
ven vein
-ac pertaining to
-graph instrument used to record
-megaly enlargement
-penia abnormal reduction in number
-sclerosis hardening
-ac pertaining to
-graph instrument used to record
-megaly enlargement
-penia abnormal reduction in number
-sclerosis hardening
anemia disease in which there is a reduction in the amount of hemoglobin in the RBC; anemia may be caused by blood loss or decrease in production or increase in destruction of RBC.
What is a disease in which there is a reduction in the amount of hemoglobin in the RBC; it may be caused by blood loss or decrease in production or increase in destruction of RBC. anemia
aneurysm condition in which there is a ballooning of a weakened portion of an arterial wall
what is a condition in which there is a ballooning of a weakened portion of an arterial wall aneurysm
blood pressure pressure exerted by the blood against the blood vessel walls; a blood pressure measurement written as systolic pressure (120) & diastolic pressure (80) is commonly recorded as 120/80 mm Hg
What is a pressure exerted by the blood against the blood vessel walls; a blood pressure measurement written as systolic pressure (120) & diastolic pressure (80) is commonly recorded as 120/80 mm Hg blood pressure
abbreviation for blood pressure BP
what does BP stand for? blood pressure
cardiac catheterization diagnostic procedure performed by passing a catheter into the heart through a blood vessel to examine the condition of the heart & surrounding blood vessels; used most frequently to evaluate chest pain & coronary artery disease
what is a diagnostic procedure performed by passing a catheter into the heart through a blood vessel to examine the condition of the heart & surrounding blood vessels; used most frequently to evaluate chest pain & coronary artery disease cardiac catheterization
cardiopulmonary resuscitation emergency procedure consisting of artificial ventilation & external cardiac massage
What do you call an emergency procedure consisting of artificial ventilation & external cardiac massage cardiopulmonary resuscitation
abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR
What is CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
complete blood count laboratory test for basic blood screening that measures hemoglobin, hematocrit, RBC nbr, size & shape, leukocyte count & WBC differential (types of WBC); this easy and rapid test provides a tremendous amt of info about the blood
what is a laboratory test for basic blood screening that measures hemoglobin, hematocrit, RBC nbr, size & shape, leukocyte count & WBC differential (types of WBC); this easy and rapid test provides a tremendous amt of info about the blood complete blood count
abbreviation for complete blood count CBC
what is CBC complete blood count
congestive heart failure condition in which there is an inability of the heart to pump enough blood through the body to supply the tissues & organs with nutrients & oxygen
what is a condition in which there is an inability of the heart to pump enough blood through the body to supply the tissues & organs with nutrients & oxygen congestive heart failure
abbreviation for congestive heart failure CHF
what is CHF congestive heart failure
coronary artery bypass graft surgical technique to bring new blood supply to the heart muscle by detouring around blocked arteries
what is a surgical technique to bring new blood supply to the heart muscle by detouring around blocked arteries coronary artery bypass graft
abbreviation for coronary artery bypass graft CABG
what is CABG coronary artery bypass graft
coronary artery disease a condition that reduces the flow of blood through the coronary arteries to the myocardium, denying the heart tissue of sufficient oxygen & nutrients to function fully (also called heart failure)
what is a a condition that reduces the flow of blood through the coronary arteries to the myocardium, denying the heart tissue of sufficient oxygen & nutrients to function fully (also called heart failure) coronary artery disease
abbreviation for coronary artery disease (also called heart failure) CAD
what is CAD coronary artery disease (also called heart failure)
embolism sudden blocking of an artery by foreign material, such as air or fat, that enters the bloodstream & moves until it lodges at another point in the circulation
what is a sudden blocking of an artery by foreign material, such as air or fat, that enters the bloodstream & moves until it lodges at another point in the circulation embolism
hemorrhage rapid loss of blood, as in bleeding
what is a rapid loss of blood, as in bleeding hemorrhage
hypertension blood pressure that is above normal (greater than 140/90 mm Hg)
what do you call a blood pressure that is above normal (greater than 140/90 mm Hg) hypertension
hypotension blood pressure that is below normal (less than 90/60 mm Hg)
what do you call a blood pressure that is below normal (less than 90/60 mm Hg) hypotension
leukemia malignant disease characterized by excessive increase in abnormal WBC formed in the bone marrow
what is a malignant disease characterized by excessive increase in abnormal WBC formed in the bone marrow leukemia
myocardial infarction death of a portion of the myocardium caused by lack of oxygen resulting from an interrupted blood supply (also called heart attack)
what is the death of a portion of the myocardium caused by lack of oxygen resulting from an interrupted blood supply (also called heart attack) myocardial infarction
abbreviation for myocardial infarction MI
what is MI myocardial infarction
pulse the nbr of times per minute the heartbeat is felt on an arterial wall; the pulse rate is most commonly felt over the radial artery; however, the pulsations can be felt over a number of sites, including the femoral (groin) & carotid (neck) arteries
what is the nbr of times per minute the heartbeat is felt on an arterial wall; the pulse rate is most commonly felt over the radial artery; however, the pulsations can be felt over a number of sites, including the femoral (groin) & carotid (neck) arteries pulse
sphygmomanometer instrument used to hear internal body sounds; used for performing auscultation & blood pressure measurement
what do you call the instrument used to hear internal body sounds; used for performing auscultation & blood pressure measurement sphygmomanometer
varicose veins condition demonstrated by distended or tortuous veins usually found in the lower extremities
what do you call a condition demonstrated by distended or tortuous veins usually found in the lower extremities varicose veins
venipuncture a procedure used to puncture a vein to remove blood, instill a medication, or start an intravenous infusion (IV)
what is a procedure used to puncture a vein to remove blood, instill a medication, or start an intravenous infusion (IV) venipuncture
stethoscope instrument used to hear internal body sounds; used for performing auscultation & blood pressure measurement
what is an instrument used to hear internal body sounds; used for performing auscultation & blood pressure measurement stethoscope
abbreviation for intravenous IV
IV is the abbreviation for intravenous
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