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Glossary of Medical Terminology Chapter 8 Cardiovascular

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aneurysm/o
a widening, a widened blood vessel
angi/o
vessel (usually blood or lymph)
vascul/o
vessel (usually blood or lymph)
aort/o
aorta
arteri/o
artery
arteriol/o
arteriole
atri/o
atrium
ather/o
fatty plaque
cardi/o
heart
electr/o
electricity
embol/o
embolus
hemangi/o
blood vessel
my/o
muscle
phleb/o
vein
ven/o
vein
scler/o
hardening; sclera (white of eye)
sept/o
septum
sphygm/o
pulse
sten/o
narrowing, stricture
thromb/o
blood clot
ventricul/o
ventricle (of the heart or brain)
-gram
record, writing
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
process of recording
-sphyxia
pulse
-stenosis
narrowing, stricture
brady-
slow
endo-
in, within
extra-
outside
peri-
around
tachy-
rapid
trans-
across

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