Med Terms- Ch 5

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Med Terms- Ch 5
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  1. angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
    vessel
  2. aort/o
    aorta
  3. arteri/o
    artery
  4. ather/o
    fatty (lipid) paste
  5. atri/o
    atrium
  6. cardi/o
    heart
  7. coron/o
    circle or crown
  8. my/o
    muscle
  9. pector/o, steth/o
    chest
  10. sphygm/o
    pulse
  11. thromb/o
    clot
  12. ven/o, phleb/o
    vein
  13. varic/o
    swollen, twisted vein
  14. ventricul/o
    ventricle (belly or pouch)
  15. atrium
    upper right or left chamber of the heart
  16. endocardium
    membrane lining the cavities of the heart
  17. epicardium
    membrane forming the outer layer of the heart
  18. interatrial septum
    partition between the right and left atria
  19. interventricular septum
    partition between the right and left ventricles
  20. myocardium
    heart muscle
  21. pericardium
    protective sac enclosing the heart composed of two layers with fluid between
  22. visceral pericardium
    layer closet to the heart
  23. parietal pericardium
    outer layer
  24. pericardial cavity
    fluid-filled cavity between the pericardial layers
  25. ventricle
    lower right and left chambers of the heart
  26. heart valves
    structures within the heart that open and close with the heartbeat to regulate the one-way flow of blood
  27. aortic valve
    heart valve between the left ventricle and the aorta
  28. mitral (bicuspid) valve
    heart valve between the left atrium and left ventricle
  29. pulmonary semilunar valve
    heart valve opening from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery
  30. tricuspid valve
    vavle between the right atrium and the right ventricle
  31. valves of the veins
    valves located at intervals within the liniing of veins, especially in the legs, which constrict with muscle action to move the blood returning to the heart
  32. arteries
    vessels that carry blood from the heart to the arterioles
  33. aorta
    large artery that is the main trunk of the arterial system branching from the left ventricle
  34. arterioles
    small vessels that receive blood from the arteries
  35. capillaries
    tiny vessels that join arterioles and venules
  36. venules
    small vessels that gather blood from the capillaries into the veins
  37. veins
    vessels that carry blood to the heart from the venules
  38. systemic circulation
    circulation of blood throughout the body via arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins to deliver oxygen and nutrients to body tissues
  39. coronary circulation
    circulation of blood through the coronary blood vessels to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle tissues
  40. pulmonary circulation
    circulation of blood from the pulmonary artery through the vessels in the lungs and back to the heart via the pulmonary vein, providing for the exchange of gases

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