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aneurysm
aneurysm
(a bulge or widening in a vessel)
angi
vessel
aort
aorta
(main artery that carries blood from heart to body)
arter, arteri
artery
arteriol
arteriole
(small artery)
ather
plaque, fatty substance
atri
atrium
(one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
capillar
capillary
card, cardi
heart
coron
heart
echo
echo (repeated sound)
electr
electricity
embol
embolus
(a clot or particle carried in the bloodstream)
hemangi
blood vessel
isch
to hold back
my
muscle
phleb
vein
rhythm
rhythm
sept
septum
(partition or wall)
tel, tele
distant
telangi
distant vessel
(usually means "capillary")
thromb
blood clot
valv, valvul
valve
varic
varicose veins
(swollen or dilated veins)
vas
vessel
vascul
vessel
ven
vein
ventricul
ventricle
(one of the two lower chambers of the heart)
-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-ar
pertaining to
-centesis
surgical puncture
-ectasis
dilation or expansion
-ectomy
removal or excision
-emia
blood
-genesis
producing, produced by
-gram
a record
-graph
instrument to record
-graphy
process of recording
-ia
condition of
-ic
pertaining to
-ism
condition of
-itis
inflammation
-logist
specialist in the study of
-logy
study of
-lysis
destruction
(also: separation, loosening)
-lytic
pertaining to destruction
-megaly
enlargement
-oma
tumor
-osis
abnormal condition
-ous
pertaining to
-pathy
disease
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhaphy
to suture
-sclerosis
hardening
-scopy
process of visually examining
-stenosis
narrowing
-tic
pertaining to
-tome
instrument to cut
-tomy
incision
-um
structure; tissue; thing
a-, an-
without
brady-
slow
dys-
bad, difficult, painful
endo-
inside
extra-
outside
inter-
between
intra-
within
peri-
around
tachy-
fast
trans-
across, through
angina
severe chest pain
diastole
time when the heart is dilating
infarction
death of tissue (caused by lack of blood flow)
occlusion
closed or blocked
systole
time when the heart is contracting