Term Definition
Thrombocytes blood cells that are active in the blood clotting process
Blood clots/thrombus a clot of blood formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
Bradycardia slow heart rate (brady-slow -card/i-heart -ia-condition; state; thing)
Chordae tendineae "heart strings";rope like strands that support the tricuspid and mitral valve leaflets and keep them tightly closed when ventricles are contracting
Congestive heart failure(CHF) Inability of the heart to pump sufficient amounts of blood; caused by coronary heart disease or hypertension; treatment:diuretic drug, digitalis drug, antihypertensive drug or heart transplant
Hematoma an elevated, localized collection of blood under skin; no treatment(hemat/o-blood -oma- mass; tumor)
Phlebitis inflammation of a vein(phleb/o-vein -itis-inflammation of;infection of)
Varicose vein damaged or incompetent valves in a vein that allow blood to flow backward and collect in the preceding vein(varic/o- varicose vein -ose-full of)
Systolic pressure the top number in a blood pressure readind; represents the force of the contraction of the ventricles(systol/-contracting -ic- pertaining to)
Diastolic pressure resting pressure in the artery
Pericardium outermost layer; this is the membrane that surrounds the heart(peri-around cardi/o-heart -ia- pertaining to)
Vein any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart.
Artery large blood vessels;any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body
Aneurysm area of dilation and weakness in the wall of an artery; treatment: placement of a metal clip on the neck of it to stop the blood flow
Blood pressure pressure exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood vessels and especially arteries; usually measured on radial artery with a sphygmomanomet
Atherosclerosis progressive degenerative changes that produce a narrowed, hardened artery; treatment: lipid lowering drug or surgery(arteri/o-artery scler/o-hard;sclera of eye -osis-condtion; process)
Heart a muscular organ that contracts at least once every second to pump blood throughout the body
Medical Terminology heart stuff

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