Course 3, Lesson 29 - Cardiovascular System Terminology

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  1. /cordial
    relating to the chest overlying the heart
  2. /cuspid
    having cusps
  3. /function
    workings
  4. /globin
    oxygen carrier in the erythrocytes
  5. /lingual
    relating to the tongue
  6. /rhythmia
    heart rhythm condition
  7. /spasm
    spasm/o
    contraction
  8. /sufficient
    /sufficiency
    • adequate or functional
    • condition of adequacy or normal funtion
  9. /uresis
    /uria
    • to urinate
    • condition of (frequent) urination
  10. /urnal
    every (day or night)
  11. ABG, arterial blood gas
  12. abnormal heart sounds
    • thrill
    • murmur
    • bruit
    • heave
    • lift
    • gallop
  13. angina pectoris
    chest pain
  14. aort/o
    aorta
  15. apic/o
    • apex
    • at tip or top
  16. ather/o
    fatty degeneration
  17. atrial flutter
    irregular heart beat without a pattern
  18. azyg/o
    azygos
    azygos vein
  19. bas/o
    basil/o
    • base
    • at the base
  20. cardia rhythm
    • sinus rhythm
    • nodal rhythm
  21. cav/o
    vena cava
  22. CHF, congestive heart failure
  23. cor pulmonale
    • pulmonary heart disease
    • heart failure
  24. coronary arteries
    • LAD (left anterior descending)
    • circumflex
    • collateral
    • diagonal
    • obtuse marginal
  25. di/e
    daily
  26. diapedesis
  27. diastole
    diastolic
  28. diathesis
  29. DOE, dyspnea on exertion
  30. embol/o
    • embolus
    • floating clot or foreign body in the blood stream
  31. fibrill/o
    • fibrillation
    • quiver
  32. fistula
    fistulae
  33. foramen
    • magnum
    • ovale
    • of Monro
    • of Bochdalek
    • of Magendie
  34. glob/o
    • unversal
    • globe
    • eye
  35. heart block
    • AV block
    • left bundle branch block (LBBB)
    • right bundle branch block (RBBB)
  36. heart disease callsifications
    • NYHA (New York Heart Association)
    • CCVS (Canadian Cardiovascular Society)
  37. heart tones
    • S1
    • S2
    • S3
    • S4
  38. hol/o
    • whole
    • entire
  39. ino/
    related to fiber or fibrous material
  40. jugul/o
    jugular vein
  41. JVD, jugular venous distention
  42. kinesi/o
    /kinesis
    motion
  43. LAE, left atrial enlargement
    RAE, right atrial enlargement
  44. layers of blood vessels
    • tunica intima
    • tunica media
    • tunica externa
  45. lumin/o
    • lumen or space inside a tube
    • light measurement
  46. LVEDP, left ventricualr end-diastolic pressure
  47. LVH, left ventricular hypertrophy
    LAH, left atrial hypertrophy
    RVH, right ventricular hypertrophy
    RAH, right atrial hypertrophy
  48. major arteries
    • carotid
    • subclavian
    • celiac axis or trunk
    • mesenteric
    • ductus ateriosus (ligamentum arteriosum)
  49. major veins
    • saphenous
    • azygos
    • portal
    • circle of Willis
    • ductus venosus
  50. MI, myocardial infarction
  51. mitr/o
    mitral or left AV heart valve
  52. mm3
    cc
    cm3
    • cubic millimeter
    • cubic centimeter
  53. multiple numbers
    • single
    • double
    • triple
    • quadruple
    • quintuple
    • sextuple
  54. neutr/o
    • neutral
    • white cells that don't stain
  55. palpitation
  56. PDA, patent ductus arteriosus
  57. phil/o
    • love or attraction
    • cells that attract a stain
  58. platelet
    thrombocyte
  59. PND, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  60. pulsat/o
    relating to a pulse
  61. RHD, rheumatic heart disease
  62. saphen/o
    saphenous vein
  63. SBE, subacute bacterial endocarditis
  64. SEM, systolic ejection murmur
  65. small vessels
    • arterioles
    • venules
    • capillaries
  66. SOB, shortness of breath
  67. sphygm/o
    relating to the pulse
  68. systole
    systolic
  69. valvul/o
    valve
  70. varic/o
    varicos/o
    varicose or pathologically dilated veins

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