KN 2431 Cardiovascular System Ch 8

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Unformatted text preview: hen ventricles relaxed Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Enlarged, twisted, superficial veins Develop when valves fail to prevent backflow – Blood accumulates, vein becomes engorged & distended – Excess fluid may seep, causing edema Most occur in legs Typically not painful Medical Word Elements Medical Word Elements Angi/o, vascul/o vessel Aort/o aorta Arterio/o artery Ather/o fatty plaque – Angioplasty: surgical repair of a vessel – Aortostenosis: narrowing of aorta – Arteriosclerosis: hardening of arteries – Atheroma: tumor of fatty plaque Medical Word Elements Medical Word Elements Atri/o atrium Cardi/o heart Electr/o electric My/o muscle – Atrial: pertaining to atrium – Cardiomegaly: enlargement of heart – Electrocardiogram: record of electrical impulses of heart – Myocardial: pertaining to heart muscle Medical Word Elements Medical Word Elements Phleb/o, ven/o vein Thromb/o blood clot Ventricul/o ventricle – Phlebotomy: incision in vein (drawing blood) – Thrombophlebitis: inflammation of a vein from a blood clot – Ventricular: pertaining to ventr...
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2013 for the course KINS 2431 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '10 term at Temple.

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