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  1. apex
    to a point
  2. Bruit
    turbulent flow heard in a vessel
  3. Claudication
    pain in calf muscle due to lack of oxygen
  4. Acute
    sharp, sudden, severe
  5. Anticoagulants
    drug that stops clotting mechanisms
  6. TIA stands for...
    Transient ischemic attack
  7. TIA
    warning of impeding stroke
  8. Thrombolytic
    drug that dissolves clot
  9. Infarction
    damage or death of tissue
  10. Angina pectoris
    pain in chest due to lack of oxygen
  11. Peripheral
    away from the heart
  12. Phlebitis
    inflammation of vein wall
  13. EKG
    electrical activity of heart recorded
  14. Ischemia
    lack of oxygen in tissue
  15. Diuretic
    increase urine production
  16. Arteriosclerosis
    hardening of the arteries
  17. Murmur
    turbulent flow heard in the heart
  18. CVA stand for...
    cerebrovascular accident
  19. CVA
    permanent damage to brain
  20. Atherosclerosis
    fatty deposits in vessel
  21. Etiology
    cause of
  22. Superior
    above
  23. sonography
    profession of performing sonograms
  24. sonogram

    sonograph
    the images (2)
  25. sonographic
    sonographic image
  26. Proximal
    closer to the point of attachment
  27. Distal
    farther away from the point of attachment
  28. Medial
    toward the center line of the body
  29. Lateral
    away from the center line of the body
  30. Inferior

    Caudad
    below, toward the feet (2)
  31. Superior

    Cephalad
    above, towards the head (2)
  32. superficial
    closer to the surface/skin.
  33. deep
    farther down from the surface/skin.
  34. anterior

    ventral
    towards the front of the body (2)
  35. posterior

    dorsal
    toward the back of the body (2)
  36. cranial
    pertaining to the cranium or skull
  37. infra
    inferior to, below, or beneath
  38. supra
    above, over, on top of
  39. intra
    within
  40. inter
    between
  41. ante
    before
  42. anterolateral
    in front and away from the middle line
  43. anteromedial
    in front and toward the middle line
  44. Ipsilateral
    located on or affecting the same side of the body
  45. Contralateral
    taking place  or originating in a corresponging part on an opposite side
  46. post-
    after, later

    behind, posterior to
  47. sub-
    below, under beneath

    less than completely or normally, nearly, almost
  48. plantar
    relating to or occurring on the sole of the foot
  49. oblique
    situated in a slanting position, not transverse or longitudinal
  50. mid-sagittal plane
    divides the body into equal right and left halves
  51. sagittal plane
    divides the body into unequal right and left halves
  52. median plane
    divides the body into left and right halves
  53. coronal plane

    frontal plane
    divides the body into front and back parts (2)
  54. transverse
    divides the body into upper and lower halves
  55. supine body position
    laying face up
  56. prone body position
    laying face down
  57. right lateral decubitus body position
    laying on right side, legs together, left arm above or resting on head
  58. left lateral decubitus body position
    laying on left side, legs together, right arm above or resting on head
  59. right posterior oblique body position
    laying on right side, left leg upright with foot resting on floor behind right leg, both arms resting at the sides, the right arm slightly in front of body with palm facing upright
  60. left posterior oblique body position
    laying on left side, right leg upright with foot resting on floor behind left leg, both arms resting at the sides, the left arm slightly in front of body with palm facing upright
  61. sitting semi erect
    sitting slightly upright less than 90 degree angle
  62. sitting erect
    sitting upright at a 90 degree angle

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