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definitions
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2011-05-16 23:21:20
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The Heart
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  1. one of the heart's two upper chambers
    Atrium
  2. referring to the heart or to the arteries supplying blood to the heart
    coronary
  3. relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle
    diastole
  4. instrument to study the heart by means of ultrasound; the record produced is echocardiogram
    echocardiograph
  5. instrument to study the heart's electrical activity; record made is a electroencephalogram
    electrocardiograph
  6. membrane that lines the heart chambers and covers the valves
    endocardium
  7. membrane that forms the heart wall's outermost layer and continous with the lining of the fibrous pericardium
    epicardium
  8. abnormal heart sound
    murmur
  9. middle layer of the heart wall; heart muscle
    myocardium
  10. node of the heart; group of cells artificial device that sets the rate of heart contractions
    pacemaker
  11. fibrous sac lined with the serous membrane that encloses the heart
    pericardium
  12. dividing wall, as between the chambers of the heart or the nasal cavities
    septum
  13. contraction phase of the cardiac cycle
    systole
  14. structure that prevents fluid from flowing backward, as in the heart, veins, and lymphatic vessels
    valve
  15. cavity or chamber; one of the heart's two lower chambers; one of the brain's four chamber in which cerbrospinal fluid is produced
    ventricle

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