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Health ch. 17

Terms

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electrocardiogram
A record of the electrical activity in the heart.
phytochemicals
Chemicals in plant based foods.
sun block
A total block against the rays of the sun.
suntan lotion
Lotion that may or may not have sun screen protection.
carcinomas
Cancers that arise in the skin.
diastolic pressure
Blood pressure between heart beats.
tumor
An abnormal mass of tissue.
myeloma
A cancer originating in the bones.
embolus
A clot that breaks lose and travels through the bloodstream.
cancer
A disease in which abnormal cells multiply out of control.
coronary arteries
The two arteries that supply blood to heart muscle.
lymphomas
Cancers that arise in organs of the immune system.
cruciferous vegetables
Vegetables of the cabbage family.
polyps
Tumors that grow on a stem.
aorta
The largest artery in the body.
mammogram
X-ray examination of the breast.
artificial heart
A pump designed to fit into the human chest cavity and perform the hearts function.
melanoma
An especially dangerous cancer of the skin.
aneurysm
The ballooning of an artery wall.
stroke
The shutting off of the blood flow to the brain.
heart disease
Any disease of the heart or parts of the heart.
radon
A gas that arises from the earth where radioactive materials are present.
Hodgkin's disease
A lymphoma that attacks people in early life.
blood
The thick red fluid that flows through the body's blood vessels and transports important substances throughout the body.
ventricles
The two lower chambers of the heart.
platelets
Tiny disc shaped bodies in the blood.
diabetes mellitus
A condition of abnormal use of glucose usually caused by too little insulin or lack of response to insulin.
systolic pressure
The blood pressure during a heart beat.
insulin shock
the result of too much insulin which causes a dangerous drop in blood glucose.
initiator
A carcinogen
malignancy
A dangerous cancerous growth.
plaques
Mounds of fat mixed with minerals that build up along artery walls.
irradiation
Ionizing radiation applied to food.
atherosclerosis
the most common form of CVD
diabetic coma
A loss of consciousness due to uncontrolled diabetes and the buildup of ketones in the blood.
coronary thrombosis
A closing off of a vessel that feeds the heart by a thrombus.
valves
Flaps of tissue that open and close to allow flow of blood in one direction only.
critical phase
The stage when plaques cover more than half of the arteries.
metastasized
A term that means that cancer cells have moved from one part of the body to another.
CVD
A term for all diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
thrombus
A stationary clot.
veins
Blood vessels that carry waste-containing blood from the tissues back to the heart.
atria
The two upper chambers of the heart.
sarcomas
Cancers that arise in the connective tissues cells.
leukemias
Cancers that arise in the blood cell-making tissues.
angina
The pain in the heart region caused by lack of oxygen.
heart murmur
A heart sound that reflects damaged or abnormal heart valves.
chambers
Large hollow areas in the heart that receive incoming blood from lungs and tissues and ship it out again.
HDLs
Lipoproteins that carry fat away from the tissues and back to the liver.
risk factors
factors linked with a disease by association but not yet proved to be causes.
pacemaker
A device that delivers electrical impulses to the heart to regulate the heart beat.
LDLs
Lipoproteins that carry fat and cholesterol from liver to tissues.
benign
Non-cancerous, not harmful.
ketones
Fragments formed by the tissues during incomplete use of fat for energy and released into the blood.
sunscreen
A partial block against the rays of the sun.
lipoproteins
Protein and fat clusters that transports fats in the blood.
melanin
The productive skin pigment responsible for the color of human skin.
chemotherapy
The administration of drugs that harm cancer cells.
cardiovascular system
The system of structures that circulate blood and lymph throughout the body.
lymph
The clear fluid that bathes each cell and transfers needed substances back and forth between blood and cells.
mutation
A change in a cells genetic material.
arteries
Blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the tissues.
genetic engineering
The science of manipulating the genes of living things.
radiation therapy
The application of cell destroying radiation to kill cancerous tissues.
coronary artery bypass surgery
Surgery to provide an alternate route for blood to reach the heart.
promoter
A substance that assists in the development of tumors.
embolism
the sudden closure of a blood vessel by a embolus.
heart transplant
The surgerical replacement of a diseased heart with a healthy one.
insulin
A hormone produced by the pancreas in response to high blood glucose.
fibrillation
Extremely rapid contractions of the heart.
capillaries
The smallest blood vessels which connect the smallest arteries with the smallest veins.

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