Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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2012-02-08 15:41:32
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Cardiovascular system
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  1. heart
    pumps blood

    involuntary
  2. veins
    carry blood to heart
  3. arteries and veins are named based on the direction of the blood flow
  4. arteries
    carry blood away from the heart
  5. capillaries
    exchange vessels

    difussion

    connect a & v
  6. Heart--- arteries---capillaries---veins---heart
  7. angi/o-
    hemangi/o-
    vascu/o-
    -vas/o
    vessels

    blood vessels

    ducts
  8. aort/o-
    arota

    aort/ic-- valve
  9. arteri/o-
    artery
  10. athrer/o-
    fatty substance
  11. atri/o-
    atrium

    upper 2 chambers

    receiving chambers
  12. cardi/o-

    cornon/o-
    heart
  13. phleb/o-
    ven/o-
    veins
  14. sphygm/o-
    pulse
  15. steth/o-
    chest
  16. thromb/o-
    chest
  17. valv/o-
    valvul/o-
    valves
  18. ventricul/o-
    ventricles

    lower chambers

    pumping chambers

    LV thickest mycocardium
  19. -manometer
    instrument to measure pressure
  20. -ole
    -ule
    small
  21. -tension
    pressure
  22. epi-
    upon
  23. endo-
    inside
  24. peri-
    around
  25. itis-
    inflammation
  26. -plasty
    surgical removal
  27. -spasm
    involuntary contraction
  28. -stenosis
    narrowing
  29. -ic
    -ac
    -al
    -ar
    pertaining to
  30. -oma
    tumor
  31. -ia
    condition of

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