Ch 25 key terms.txt

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Ch 25 key terms.txt
2011-09-20 05:29:29
25 key terms

Ch 25 key terms.txt
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  1. carditis
    Inflammation of the heart
  2. contractility
    The capability of muscle fibers to shrink.
  3. endocarditis
    Inflammation of the endocardium
  4. endocardium
    The membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
  5. hypertrophy
    Abnormal enlargement, increase in size and mass, of a body part or organ.
  6. idiopathic
    A disease state that arises from an unknown cause.
  7. mitral facies
    A florid appearance with cyanosed cheeks
  8. myectomy
    Excision of a portion of the muscle
  9. myocarditis
    An inflammation of the myocardium
  10. pericarditis
    An inflammation of the pericardium
  11. pericardium
    A double-layered serous membrane that surrounds the heart.
  12. petechiae
    Small, pinpoint hemorrhages
  13. prophylactic
    Preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease.
  14. sequela
    Any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment
  15. valvular regurgitation
    Backward flow of blood through a heart valve.
  16. valvular stenosis
    A narrowing or constriction of the diameter of a bodily passage or orifice
  17. valvuloplasty
    Plastic surgery performed to repair a valve in the body.