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a collective term for various diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
cell fragments that allow blood clots
sustained abnormally high blood pressure
a form of CVD in which the inner layers fo artery walls are made thick and irregular by plaque deposits; arteries become narrowed, and blood supply is reduced.
low density protein-and-lipid substances in the blood that rary fats and cholesterol; classified acccording to sizze, density, an chemical composition.
a lipoprotien containing a moderate amount of protein and a large amt of cholesterol; bad choleterol
high density lipoprotein
a lipoprotein containing relatively little cholesterol that helps transport cholesterol out of the arteries; good cholesterol
a deposit of fatty (and other) substances on the inner wall of an artery
coronary heart disease
heart disease caused by atherosclerosis in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle; also called coronary artery disease.
damage to, or death of heart muscle, resulting from a failure of the coronary ateries to deliver enough blood to the heart
a condition in which the heart muscle does not recieve enough blood, causing severe pain in the chest and often in the arm and sholder.
a change in the normal pattern of the heartbeat
sudden cardiac death
a nontrauma, unexpected death from sudden cardiac arrest, most often due to arrhythmia
in most instances, victims have underlying heart disease
when blood supply to some part of the brain is cut off. resulting in the destruction of brain cells
abnormal, uncontrolled multiplication of cells
a mass of tissue that serves no physiological purpose; also called a neoplasm
a tumor that is not cancerous
a tumor that is cancerous and capable of spreading
a sys of vessels that returns protiens, lipids, and other substances from fluid in the tissues to teh circulatory system.
the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another.
any substance that causes cancer
the treatment of cancer with cancer with chemicals that selectively destroy cancerous cells
a disease in which the liver is everely damaged by alcohol, other toxins, or infection
smoke inhaled by smoker and exhaled into the atmosphere
smoke from the burning end of a cigarette