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Flashcards in Cardiovascular CF Deck (15):
1

Aort/o

Aorta

*arot/o/stenosis = narrowing or stricture of the aorta
[-stenosis=narrowing, stricture]

2

Arter/o

Artery

*arter/itis= inflammation of the arteries
[-itis=inflammation]

3

Arteri/o

Artery

*arteri/o/scler/osis = hardening of an artery; disorder characterized by thickening, loss of elasticity, and calcification of arterial walls
[scler= hardening; -osis=abnormal condition]

4

Arther/o

Fatty plaque

*arther/oma= tumor of fatty plaque; fatty degeneration or thickening of the larger arterial walls, as in atherosclerosis.
[-oma=tumor]

5

Arti/o

Atrium

*atri/um= structure of the atrium (a cavity, such as the atrium of the heart)
[-um=structure, thing]

6

Cardi/o

Heart

*cardi/o/megaly = enlargement of the heart
[-megaly=enlargement]

7

Coron/o

Heart

*coron/ary = pertaining to the heart
[-ary =pertaining to]

8

Phleb/o

Vein

*phlem/itis= inflammation of a vein
[-itis=inflammation]

9

Ven/o

Vein

*ven/ous= pertaining to the veins or blood passing through them
[-ous=pertaining to]

10

Thromb/o

Blood clot

*thromb/o/lysis= destruction or breaking up of a blood clot (thrombus)
[-lysis= separation; destruction; loosening]

11

Varic/o

Dilated vein

*varic/ose= pertaining to dilated veins
[-ose= pertaining to; sugar]

12

Vas/o

Vessel; vas deferents; duct

*vas/o/spasm= involuntary contraction or twitching of a blood vessel
[-spasm= involuntary contraction; twitching]

13

Vascul/o

Vessel

*vascul/ar =pertaining to or composed of blood vessels
[-ar= pertaining to]

14

Ventricul/o

Ventricle (of heart or brain)

*intra/ventricul/ar= within a ventricle (of the heart)
[inter-=between; -ar = pertaining to]

15

Aneurysm/o

Widening, widened blood vessel

*aneurysm/ectomy = excision of an aneurysm (to repair a weak area in the aorta that is likely to rupture if left)
[-ectomy=excision or removal

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