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veins that have become tortuous and dilated because of incompetent valves.
VARICOSE VEINS
prone to elderly. temporarily low blood pressure and dizziness when they rise suddenly from a reclining or sitting position.
ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION
a balloon-like outpocketing of an artery wall that places the artery at risk for rupture; most often reflects gradual weakening of the artery by chronic hypertension or arteriosclerosis
ANEURYSM
diagnostic technique involving the infusion of a radiopaque sub stance into the circulation for x-ray examination of specific blood vessels; the major technique for diagnosing coronary artery occlusion and risk of a heart attack
ANGIOGRAM
a chemical that promotes urine formation, thus reducing blood volume; are frequently prescribed to manage hypertension
DIURETIC
inflammation of a vein accompanied by painful throbbing and redness of the skin over the inflamed vessel; most often caused by bacterial infection or local physical trauma
PHLEBITIS
a venous incision made for the purpose of withdrawing blood or bloodletting
PHLEBOTOMY
procedure used for removing varicose or spider veins; tiny needles are used to inject hardening agents into the abnormal vein; the vein scars, closes down, and is absorbed by the body
SCLEROTHERAPY
condition of undesirable intravascular clotting initiated by a roughening of a venous lining
THROMBOPHLEBITIS
used to identify abnormal cardiac rhythms
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH
causes unrestricted reproduction of immature leukocytes
LEUKEMIA
genetic disease that is most prevalent in blacks; erythrocytes are disfigured or destroyed
SICKLE-CELL DISEASE
infectious disease transmitted by a virus in saliva; "kissing disease"
MONONUCLEOSIS
hardening of arteries
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
clogging of coronary vessels with fatty buildup
CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS
varicose veins in rectum
HEMORRHOIDS
low blood pressure, usually not associated w/health problems
HYPOTENSION