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Ch 10 Cardiology

Anatomy and Physiology

pertaining to the heart and lungs cardiopulmonary
pertaining to the heart and thoracic cavity cardiothoracic
body system that includes the heart and the blood vessels (vascular structures) cardiovascular system
circular route that the blood takes as it moves through the body. consists of the systemic circulation and the pulmonary circulation circulatory system
process of moving the blood through the system circulation
irregularly shaped, central area in the "thoracic cavity" that lies between the lungs. contains the heart, great vessels, thymus, trachea, and esophagus mediastinum
the arteries, arterioles, capillares, venules, and veins going to, within, and coming from the lungs (but not in the rest of the body) pulmonary circulation
the arteries, arterioles, capillares, venules, and veins everywhere in the body, except in the lungs systemic circulation
cardi/o- heart
pulmon/o- lung
thorac/o- (chest) thorax
vascul/o- blood vessel
circulat/o- movement in a circular route
mediastin/o- mediastinum
system/o- the body as a whole
Created by: ricrom81