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Flashcards in Circulatory System Deck (16):
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varices/varicose veins

enlarged, tortuous and dilated veins.

2

aneurysm

bulging out of the wall of the heart, aorta or any other artery.

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ischemia

deficiency of blood in a portion of the body.

4

infarct

an area of tissue death secondary to loss of blood supply

5

embolus

a foreign body obstructing a blood vessel. This foreign body becomes lodged in a vessel when the vessel is too small to allow it to pass through.

6

thrombus

a clot of blood which forms inside of a vessel of the heart. It may partly or completely block the vessel.

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cerebral thrombosis

the presence of a thrombus in one of the cerebral blood vessels.

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coronary thrombosis

a thrombus in one of the coronary blood vessels of the heart.

9

phebitis

inflammation of a vein.

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hypotension

low blood pressure.

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hypertension

high blood pressure

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transposition

the heart on the right side with the apex close to the right nipple and base directed to the left.

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stenosis

narrowing

14

palpitation

a rapid action of the heart which is felt by the patient.

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coagulation

the clotting of blood

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pulmonary embolism

an obstruction of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches, usually caused by an embolus from throbosis in a lower extremity