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Flashcards in Chapter 5 - Cardiovascular System Deck (24):
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angi/o

vessel

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aort/o

aorta

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ather/o

fatty substance

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atri/o

atrium

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corpor/o

body

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embol/o

plug

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isch/o

to hold back

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phleb/o

vein

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sphygm/o

pulse

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steth/o

chest

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thromb/o

clot

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varic/o

dilated vein

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vascul/o

blood vessel

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vas/o

vessel, duct

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ven/o

vein

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ventricul/o

ventricle

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-manometer

instrument to measure pressure

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-ole

small

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-tonic

pertaining to tone

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Infarct

An area of tissue that has undergone necrosis

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Murmur

A sound in addition to the normal heart beat

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Fibriliation

Abnormal quivering or contraction of heart fibers

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Arrhythmia

Irregularity of heartbeat

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Auscultation

Process of listening to the heartbeat with a stethoscope