Card Set Information
Cardiac lymphatic terms
vessel (usually blood or lymph)
widening, widened blood vessel
process of recording
arteriosclerosis results in a decreased blood supply, especially to the cerebrum and lower extremities
hardening, sclera (white of eye)
abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)
cardiomegaly and megalocardia is enlargement of the heart
separation; destruction; loosening
pertaining to, sugar
vessel; vas deferens; duct
ventricle (of heart or brain)
instrument for recording
inner membranous layer, lines the interior of the heart and the heart valves
middle muscular layer
arranged in a way that the contraction of the muscle bundles results in squeezing or wringing of the heart chambers to eject blood from the chambers
fibrous sac, surrounds and encloses the entire heart
when fluid presses on the heart and prevents it from beating
what structure provides the mechanism of cardiac muscle to squeeze blood out of the heart chambers to maintain the flow of blood in on direction?
What 2 systems is the circulatory divided into?
cardiovascular (heart & blood vessels)
lymphatic (lymph vessels, lymph nodes, lymph organs [spleen, thymus, tonsils])
what is the largest blood vessel in the body and is the main trunk of system circulation?
aorta - it arches out at the left ventricle
what 2 veins, with deoxygenated blood, enter the right atrium?
inferior vena cava (from lower portion of body, legs) & superior vena cava (from upper portion of the body)
what is the only artery that carries deoxygenated blood?
-it branches into the right and left pulmonary arteries, which convey deoxygenated blood to the lungs
how many lobes does each lung have?
right - 3 lobes
left - 2 lobes
How does oxygen-rich blood enter the heart?
4 pulmonary veins (2 left, 2 right), which deposit blood into the left atrium.