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Allied chapter 11

cardiovascular system

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aorta largest artery in the body
arteriole small artery
atrium one of 2 upper chambers of the heart
mitral valve valve between left atrium and left ventricle
myocardium muscle layer of the heart
pericardium sac like membrane surrounding the heart
diastole relaxation phase of heartbeat
systole contracting phase of heartbeat
capillary smallest blood vessel
tricuspid valve between right atrium and right ventricle
septum partition in the cardiovascular system, between the right and left sides of the heart
SA node pacemaker of the heart
sphygmomanometer instrument to measure blood pressure
pulmonary vein one of 2 pairs of vessels carrying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
pulmonary valve positioned between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery
pulmonary artery artery carrying oxygen poor blood from the heart to the lungs
angi/o vessel
aort/o aorta
arter/o artery
ather/o yellowish plaque,fatty substance
atri/o atrium, upper heart chamber
brachi/o arm
cardi/o heart
cholesterol/o cholesterol
coron/o heart
cyan/o blue
myx/o mucus
ox/o oxygen
pericardi/o pericardium
phleb/o vein
sphygm/o pulse
steth/o chest
thromb/o clot
valvul/o valve
vas/o vessel
vascul/o vessel
ven/o vein
ventricul/o ventricle, lower heart chamber
Created by: chether