Med Terms week #4

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Med Terms week #4
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2010-08-17 22:33:56
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  1. rapid and incomplete contractions of the atria or ventricles
    fibrillation
  2. physician who specializes in disease, disorders, and treatments related to the cardiovascular system
    cardiologist
  3. inflammation of the blood vessels of the heart
    angiocarditis
  4. elevated or high blood pressure
    hypertension
  5. study of the functions, structures and disorders of the heart
    cardiology
  6. inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular layer of the heart)
    myocarditis
  7. enlarged, twisted veins, usually of the lower extremities
    varicose veins
  8. inflammation of a vein with the presence of a thrombus
    thrombophlebitis
  9. hardening and narrowing of the arteries due to deposits of fat and other debris
    atherosclerosis
  10. period of time when the ventricles relax between contractions
    diastole
  11. protrusion of one or both of the flaps of the mitral valve into the left atrium
    mitral valve prolapse
  12. surgical connection between two tubular structures
    anastomosis
  13. abnormal dilatation of a blood vessel, usually an artery
    aneurysm
  14. process of recording the electric activity of the heart
    electrocardiography
  15. abnormal blowing sound or murmur heard while listening to the blood flow through the arteries
    bruits
  16. severe pain and sensation of constriction around the heart; chest pain
    angina pectoris
  17. compression of the heart due to the accumulation of blood in the pericardial sac
    cardiac tamponade
  18. inflammation of the endocardium (the inner most layer of the heart)
    endocarditis
  19. inflammation of the pericardium ( the outer most layer of the heart)
    pericarditis
  20. abnormally rapid heart rate
    tracycardia
  21. abnormal contraction of the blood vessels, primarily the arteries
    angiospasm
  22. abnormal opening between the pulmonary artery and aorta
    patent ductus arteriosus
  23. rapid contractions of the atria that begins and ends suddenly
    paroxysmal atrial tachycardia

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