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Flashcards in Chapter 5 & 6 Terms of the Week Deck (12):
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anaphylaxis

severe reaction to an antigen

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arrhythmia

irregular heartbeat/rhythm

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atherosclerosis

hardening of the arteries caused by the formation of plaques of cholesterol on the walls of the arteries

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auscultation

process of listening to the sounds of the body using a stethoscope

5

hematology

study of blood

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immunocompromised

having an immune system that is unable to respond properly to pathogens

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ischemia

deficiency of blood supply due to an obstruction

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leukopenia

too few white blood cells

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lymphadenopathy

a general term for lymph node diseases

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myocardial infarction

condition caused by blockage of one or more coronary arteries. AKA a "heart attack"

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splenomegaly

enlargement of the spleen

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tachycardia

fast/rapid heart beat