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anatomy 8

Terms

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tachycardia
abnormally rapid heartbeat (usually applied to heart rates faster than 100 bpm)
chronic
relating to a health-related state or condition persisting over a long period of time (3 months or longer); may also refer to long-term or prolonged exposure
brady
slow
arterio
artery
tachy
rapid, quick
bradycardia
abnormally slow heartbeat (usually applied to heart rates slower than 60 bpm)
aneurysmo
a localized, balloon-like dilation or swelling in the wall of an artery or cardiac chamber
inotropic
influencing the contractility of muscle cells (fibers)
costo
rib or ribs
angiogram
an x-ray of blood vessels following injection with radio-opaque material
auscultate
to examine, by listening (usually with the aid of a stethoscope), to sounds produced by the movement of gases or liquids within the body; as a means of diagnosis
costochondral
pertaining to cartilage that is attached to the ribs
angio
blood or lymph vessels; a covering / enclosure
coronary
relating to or resembling a crown; term is usually appled to the arteries that encircle and supply blood to the myocardium
ino
an obsolete prefix for fiber or fibrous; replaced in most terms by fibro
athero
deposit of soft, pasty material; porridge
chrono
time
angioscopy
insertion of a fiberoptic catheter through a peripheral artery to view the interior of blood vessels. esp pulmonary arteries
atherosclerosis
a common form of arteriosclerosis characerized by irregularly distributed lipid deposits in the tunica intima / interna of large and medium sized arteries, that will eventually lead to blockage of blood flow
costa
the ribs
arrhythmia
loss / lack of rhythm; any deviation from the normal rhythm of the heart; an irregularity of the heartbeat
arteriosclerosis
collection of several pathological conditions in which the walls of blood vessels, esp. arteries, become thickened and hardened, losing their elasticity

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