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angi/o

vessel

ex. angiogram - recording of the blood vessel

2

aort/o

aorta

ex. aortic stenosis - narrowing of the aorta

3

arter/o,
arteri/o

artery

ex. arteriosclerosis - hardening of the artery

ex. arteriography - recording x-ray or the artery

ex. endarterectomy - removal of the inner lining of an artery

4

arther/o

yellowish plaque, fatty substance

ex. artheroma - collection of fatty material

5

atri/o

atrium, upper heart chamber

ex. atrial - p. upper chambers of the heart

6

brachi/o

arm

ex. brachial artery - arteries that branch from the aorta bringing blood to the arm

7

cardi/o

heart

ex. cariomegaly - enlargement of the heart

ex. cardiomyopathy - disease of the heart muscle

8

cholesterol/o

cholesterol (a lipid substance)

ex. hypercholesterolemia - excessive cholesterol in the blood

9

coron/o

heart

ex. coronary arteries - arteries that branch from the aorta to bring blood to the heart muscle

10

cyan/o

blue

ex. cyanosis - turning blue

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myx/o

mucus

ex. myxoma - benign tumor of the heart

12

ox/o

oxygen

ex. hypoxia - decreased oxygen

13

pericardi/o

pericardium

ex. pericardiocentesis - puncture surrounding the heart to remove fluid

14

phleb/o

vein

ex. phlebotomy - incision of a vein

15

rrhythm/o

rhythm

ex. arrhythmia - abnormal heart rhythm

16

sphygm/o

pulse

ex. sphygmomanometer - instrument to measure blood pressure

17

steth/o

chest

ex. stethoscope - instrument to examine the chest

18

thromb/o

clot

ex. thrombolysis - destruction of a clot

19

valvul/o,
valv/o

valve

ex. valvuloplasty - surgical repair of a valve

ex. mitral valvulitis - inflammation of the mitral valve

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vas/o

vessel

ex. vasoconstriction - narrowing of a vessel

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ven/o,
ven/i

vein

ex. venous - p. vein

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ventricul/o

ventricle, lower heart chamber

ex. interventricular septum - the walls separating the vessels of the heart