Med Terminolgy

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Med Terminolgy
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  1. angi/o, vas/o
    vessels
  2. a
    aorta
  3. arteri/o
    artery
  4. ather/o
    fatty plaque
  5. arti/o
    atrium
  6. cardi/o
    heart
  7. electr/o
    electric
  8. phleb/o, ven/o
    vein
  9. thromb/o
    blood clot
  10. ventricul/o
    ventricle
  11. systole
    heart contraction
  12. diastole
    heart relaxation
  13. aden/o
    gland
  14. lymph/o
    lymph
  15. lymphaden/o
    lymph node
  16. lymphangi/o
    lymph vessel
  17. splen/o
    spleen
  18. necr/o
    death
  19. hem/o
    blood
  20. presby/o
    old
  21. -lysis
    separation, destruction, loosening
  22. -cusis
    hearing
  23. anti-
    against
  24. brady-
    slow
  25. tachy-
    rapid
  26. arrhythmia
    irregularity or loss of rhythm of the heartbeat
  27. arteriosclerosis
    thickening, hardening, and loss of the elasticity of the arterial walls. leads to altered function of tissues and organs
  28. atherosclerosis
    the most common form of arteriosclerosis. caused bay an accumulation of fatty substances within the walls of the arteries
  29. bruit
    french for noise. a soft blowing sound heard on auscultation; can be caused by turbulent blood flow.
  30. deep vein thrombosis
    formation of a blood clot in a deep vein of the body; occurs most frequently in the iliac and femoral veins
  31. embolus
    a mass of undissolved matter present in a blood or lymphatic vessel. may be solid. liquid. or gaseous. Occlusion of a vessel from an embolus usually results in the development of infarcts
  32. fibrillation
    abnormal quivering or contraction of the heart fibers. untreated ventricular fibrillation leads to cardiac arrest and then death. Defibrillation equipment to convert the heart to a normal beat
  33. ishemia
    a local and temporary deficiency of blood supply to tissue. caused by constriction or occlusion of a blood vessel.
  34. murmur
    an abnormal sound heard on auscultation, caused by defects in the valves or chambers of the heart.
  35. myocardial infraction (MI)
    heart attack; caused by partial or complete occlusion of one or mare coronary arteries. results in heart tissue death
  36. rheumatic heart disease
    rheumatic fever; streptococcal infection that causes damage t the heart valves and hear muscle
  37. varicose veins
    swollen, distended veins cause by incompetent venous valves, most often seen in the lower legs
  38. hodgkin's disease
    a type of malignant lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic tissue). reed-stemberg cells
  39. mononucleosis
    acute infection, caused by the epstein-bar virus. characterized by sore throat fever, fever, and enlarged lymph nodes and spleen
  40. BP
    blood pressure
  41. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  42. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  43. CV
    cardiovascular
  44. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiiogram
  45. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  46. HSV
    herpes simplex virus
  47. ech/o
    sound
  48. isch/o
    deficiency, blockage
  49. sphygm/o
    pulse
  50. steth/o
    chest
  51. sphygm/o
    pulse
  52. sept/o
    wall

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