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Congestive heart failure
condition characterized by weakness, breathlessness, and edema in lower portion of body resulting from reduced heart action
Hypotension
low blood pressure
Thrombus
a blood clot
Hemorrhage
abnormal internal or external discharge of blood
Hemostasis
stopping bleeding
Endocarditis
inflammation of the lining of the heart
Hemophilia
a hereditary blood disorder characterized by a greatly prolonged clotting time
Erythrocyte
RBC which contains hemoglobin and carries oxygen to the body's cells
Hemolysis
destruction of erythrocytes resulting in the release of hemoglobin
Etiology
the study of causes of disease
Fibrillation
abnormal quivering of the heart muscle
Leukopenia
abnormal reduction of WBC'S
Serum
the liquid portion of blood after clotting has taken place
Tachycardia
abnormally rapid heart action
Leukocytosis
abnormal increase in WBC'S
Phlebitis
inflammation of a vein
Macrophage
cells that aid in immunity by consuming pathogens
Platelet
a blood element that plays a key roll in clotting
Plasma
the liquid portion of lymph and unclotted blood
Vasoconstriction
decrease in the diameter of a blood vessel
Vasodilation
increase in the diameter of a blood vessel
Leukocyte
WBC
Vein
a vessel that carries blood from the tissues to the heart
Embolism
obstruction of a blood vessel by an embolus or thrombus
Bradycardia
slowness of heart action
Aneurysm
localized dilation of a blood vessel, usually an artery
Embolus
a mass of tissue, gas, air, or fat present in teh blood stream
Anemia
abnormal reduction of red blood cells
Artery
vessel that carries blood from the heart to the tissues
Electrocardiogram
a record of the electrical activity of the heart
Coagulation
process of blood clotting
Capillary
an of the minute blood vessels that connect the smallest arteries to the smallest veins
Cardiomyopathy
disease of the heart muscle