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-BAS_MA_Immune Dx

Anemia A state of lowered oxygen transport. * low RBC# * abnormal RBC * low Iron * Abnormal Hgb * Bone marrow suppression
Thrombosis and Embolism Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot. Embolism is the formation of a clot in a blood vessel.
Aneurysm The ballooning out of an artery wall. Caused by a weakening of the arterial wall.
Angina Chest pain that occurs as one of the signs before a heart attack. Pain is a crushing pain and located mostly in the chest area.
MI Myocardial infarction
CVA Cardiovascular accident.
Arrhythmia Irregular heart rhythm
Arteriosclerosis A condition in which the arterial wall hardens.
Atherosclerosis The hardening of an artery due to cholesterol plaques
Carditis Inflammation of the heart
CHF Congestive heart failure
Murmur The sound that occurs when one of the heart valves does not close properly.
Hypertension High blood pressure. 60 - 90 -------- 90 - 130
Leukemia A disease in which the bone marrow produces an abnormal type of white cell. The body cannot defend itself and the RBC production is reduced.
Thrombophlebitis This is a condition of a vein that is inflammed with a blood clot.
varicose veins that do not carry blood back to the heart due to valve failure.
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Candidiasis Yeast infection. May occur commonly in the young. Reason for vaginitis in the female.
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. A disease in which the immune system is shut down. Believed to be caused by the HIV virus.
CFS A combination of symptoms related to a mononucleosis infection.
Cancer Proliferaction of abnormal cells that are not caught by the immune system. They take over the tissue and cause a failure of the organ in which they occur.
Lymphedema A swollen area in the lymphatic system due to the collection of body fluid and plasma. The lymphatic system does not return the filtered plasma back to the circulation.
RA Rheumatoid arthritis
Created by: rjmtoss