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Medical Terminology of the Cardiovascular System

Medical Terminology of the Cardiovascular System

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  • 1. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    Medical Terms
    Part I of II
  • 2. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    angi/o
    1-a
  • 3. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    vessel
    Example: angiocardiography
    angi/o + cardi/o + graphy
    Process of producing an x-ray of the heart
    1-b
  • 4. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    aort/o
    2-a
  • 5. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    aorta
    Example: aortic stenosis
    aort/o + ic
    A narrowing of the aortic valve caused by rheumatic fever or congenital malformation
    2-b
  • 6. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    arteri/o
    3-a
  • 7. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    artery
    Example: arteriogram
    arteri/o + gram
    An x-ray of an artery injected with a radiopaque medium
    3-b
  • 8. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    arteriol/o
    4-a
  • 9. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    arteriole
    Example: arteriolosclerosis
    arteriol/o + sclerosis
    Pathologic thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of arteriolar walls.
    4-b
  • 10. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    ather/o
    5-a
  • 11. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    Fat;plaque
    Example: atherectomy
    ather/o + ectomy
    Surgical removal of the fat of lipid deposit in an arterial wall
    5-b
  • 12. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    atri/o
    6-a
  • 13. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    atrium
    Example: atrial septal defect
    atri/o + al
    A congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by an abnormal opening between the atria.
    6-b
  • 14. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    BP
    7.A : Abbreviation
  • 15. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    blood pressure
    The pressure exerted by the circulating volume of blood on the walls of the arteries and veins and the heart chambers.
    7-b Abbreviation
  • 16. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    BPM
    8.A : Abbreviation
  • 17. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    beats per minute
    The number of times the heart contracts in one minute.
    8-b Abbreviation
  • 18. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    CABG
    9-A : Abbreviation
  • 19. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    coronary artery bypass graft
    A section of vein grafted between the aorta and a coronary artery distal to an obstructive lesion of the coronary.
    9-b Abbreviation
  • 20. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    CAD
    10.a : Abbreviation
  • 21. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    coronary artery disease
    An abnormal condition that may produce pathologic effects and reduce flow oxygen and nutrients to the heart.
    10-b Abbreviation
  • 22. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    capillar/o
    11-a
  • 23. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    capillary
    Example: capillaritis
    capillar/o + al
    Pigmentary disorder of the skin and capillaries.
    11-b
  • 24. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    cardi/o
    12-a
  • 25. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    heart
    Example: electrocardiogram
    electr/o + cardi/o + gram
    A recording of the electrical conduction through the heart.
    12-b
  • 26. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    - cardia
    13-a
  • 27. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    heart condition
    Example: brachycardia
    brachy + cardia
    Slow heartbeat. Also called bradycardia.
    13-b
  • 28. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    CHF
    14-a : Abbreviation
  • 29. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    congestive heart failure
    An abnormal condition that reflects impaired cardiac pumping.
    14-b Abbreviation
  • 30. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    cordi/o
    15-a
  • 31. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    heart
    Example: precordial lead
    pre + cardi/o + al
    An electrocardiographic conductor in which an electrode is placed on the chest (precordium).
    15-b
  • 32. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    -cardial
    16-a
  • 33. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    pertaining to the heart
    Example: precordial pain
    pre+ cardial
    Pain the chest wall over the heart.
    16-b
  • 34. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    coron/o
    17-a
  • 35. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    heart
    Example: coronary bypass
    coron/o + ary
    Open heart surgery in which a section of blood vessel is grafted onto one of the coronary arteries, bypassing a blocked artery.
    17-b
  • 36. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    CPR
    18-a : Abbreviation *(also Respiratory System)
  • 37. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    A basic emergency procedure for life support, consisting of artificial respiration and manual external massage.
    18-b Abbreviation
  • 38. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    T
    THE LIFE OF THE BODY