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Chapters 7& 8

MST 105 ; Medical Terminology

QuestionAnswer
Aplastic Having no tendency to repair itself or develop into new tissue
Dyscrasia Abnormal condition of the blood
Fibrinogen Substance from which fibrin originates
Intercellular Between cells
Edema Swelling caused by excessive accumulation of fluid in the body tissues
Anemia decreased red blood cell count
Erythropoiesis Production of erythrocytes
Erythrocytes Red blood cells
Coagulate Clot
Thrombolysis Capable of dissolving a thrombus
Thrombus Formation of a clot inside a blood vessel
Thrombectomy Surgical removal of a blood clot
Hemophilia Bleeding disorder
Hemolytic Substance that causes hemolysis
Hypersensitivity Heightened reaction to an antigen
Mucous The presence of an excessive amount of mucus
Mucoid Resembling the slimy material of mucous membranes
Cytotoxicity Having toxic effects on cells
Antigen Any substance that is capable of inducing a specific immune response
Atriomegaly Abnormal enlargement of the atrium
Pericarditis Inflammation of the sac that encloses the heart
Endocardium Name for the membrane that forms the lining inside of the heart
Coronary thrombosis Formation of a blood clot in a coronary artery
Tachycardia Increased pulse rate
Angioplasty Surgical repair of a blood vessel
Cardiovascular Pertaining to the heart and blood vessels
Lymphangioma Tumor composed of lymph vessels
Arteriopathy Any disease in the arteries
Splenorrhapy Suture of the spleen
Thrombophlebitis Inflammation of a vein associated with a blood clot
Pericardium Membrane that surrounds the heart
Endocarditis Inflammation of the lining inside the heart
Myocardium Middle and thickest tissue of the heart. Composed of cardiac muscle
Occlusion Obstruction
Microcardia Abnormal smallness of the heart
Sclerotic Hardened tissue
Tonsilloadenoidectomy Excision of the tonsils and adenoids
Capillary Smallest blood vessel
Ischemia Decreased supply of oxygenated blood to a body part
Cardiovalvulitis Inflammation of the valves of the heart
Bradycardia One whose pulse rate at rest measures 40 beats per minute
Pericardial Pertaining to the membrane that surrounds the heart
Created by: Kay_Coldheart