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lymph/o

lymph

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lymphaden/o

lymph node

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splen/o

spleen

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myel/o

bone marrow or spinal cord

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coronary

pertaining to the heart vessels

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coron/o

head, crown

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ischemic
ischemia

deficiency of blood flow

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myocardial infarction

heart attack

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infarct

area of necrosis caused by lack of blood flow

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dysrhythmia

an irregular heartbeat

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bradycardia

an abnormally slow heartbeat

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tachycardia

an abnormally fast heartbeat
>100 bpm

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palpitation

pounding or racing heartbeat

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palpation

to use fingers to feel for size, texture, consistency.. (to assess)

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sphygmomanometer

instrument used to measure blood pressure

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stethoscope

instrument used to listen to sounds within the body

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angi/o

blood vessel

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thromb/o

clot

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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aneurysm

localized weak spot or balloon-like enlargement of the wall of an artery
often fatal if ruptures due to rapid loss of blood

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varicose veins

abnormally swollen veins
usually occur in legs

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-penia

deficiency of

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hematocytopenia

reduction of blood cells

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febrile (pyrosis)

to have a fever

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hyperthermia

body temperature above normal

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hypothermia

body temperature below normal

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afebrile

without fever

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-thermia

heat

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antibiotic

drug that treats bacterial infections

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vaccine

inactivated microorganisms administered by injection, mouth, or nasal spray to prevent infectious diseases

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BP

blood pressure

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EKG
ECG

electrocardiogram

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ECHO

echocardiogram

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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HR

heart rate

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P

pulse, 60-100 bpm

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Rh

blood type

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RR

respiration rate

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T

temperature

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VS

vital signs

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Hct

hematocrit

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Hgb

hemoglobin

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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BMT

bone marrow transplant

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CBC

complete blood count