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Angioscopy
insertion of a fiberoptic catheter through a peripheral artery to view interior blood vessels and pulmonary arteries
Ischemia
local and temporary lack of blood flow due to mechanical obstruction of the circulation to a part of the body
Stenosis
abnormal narrowing of a passage or opening, such as a blood vessel or heart valve
Sphygmomanometer
instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure
Chronotropism
modification of the rate of periodic movement, such as heartbeat via external influence
Tachycardia
abnormally rapid heartbeat
Osteomalacia
disease characterized by a gradual softening/bending of bones accompanied by varying severity of bones
Topical
definite place or locality. describes administration of a drug applied to surface of part
Ectopic
abnormal location, out of place
Chronic
condition lasting over long period of time
Venous
pertaining to a vein or the veins
Venesection
also venipuncture and phlebotomy; the puncture of a vein, usually to withdraw blood or inject a solution
Corestenoma
narrowing or partial occlusion of the pupil
Atherosclerosis
irregularly distributed lipid deposits in tunic intima, of large arteries that will lead to blockage of blood flow
costa
the ribs
Orthostatic
upright position of the body; used when describing this posture OR a condition caused by it
costochondral
pertaining to cartilage that is attached to the ribs
Vasomotor
Causing dilation or constriction of the blood vessels, or denoting nerves with such action
Arteriosclerosis
collection of pathological conditions in which the walls of blood vessels become thickened and hardened, losing their elasticity
Malacia
softening or loss of consistency and contiguity in any organ or tissue
Inotropic
influencing contractility of muscle cells
Bradycardia
abnormally slow heartbeat
Angiogram
x-ray of blood vessels following injection with radio-opaque material
Varicose
pertaining to varices, abnormally distended, tortuous vessels, especially veins
Chronotropic
affecting rate of rhythmic movements, ie: Heartbeat

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