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cardi/o-
heart
epicardium
external layer of the heart
myocardium
middle and thickest layer of the heart
endocardium
inner layer of the heart
endo-
heart
corono/o-
crown
ischemia
deficiency in the blood supply area
necrosis
tisue death
infarct
the area of necrosis
atri/o-
atria
ventricul/o-
ventricle
valv/o-
valve
palpation
pounding with or without irregularity in rhythym
fibrillation
rapid, random, and ineffective heart contractions
flutter
cardiac arrhythmia in which atrial contractions are rapid but regular
Bradycardia
abnormally slow heart rate
Tachycardia
abnormally rapid heartbeat
Normal sinus arrhythmia
irregular heart rhythm resulting from variation in vagal nerve tone as a result of respiration
Asystole
means without contraction or lack of heart activity; flat mine on an ECG
Syncope
means temporary suspension of respiration and circulation
Gallop
low-frequency vibrations occurring during early diastole and late diastole
Stetho-
means chest
-scope
means instrument to visually examine or monitor
Halo-
prefix meaning mean all
Pan-
prefix meaning mean all
Stenosis-
aortic or pulmonic valve
hilus
the depression where vessels and nerves enter an organ
arteri/o-
artery
aort/o-
from the aorta
celi/o-
from the belly
arter/i-
vessel that carries blood away from the heart
-ole
suffix meaning small
capillaries
single-cell thick vessels that connect the arterial and venous system
perfusion
blood flow through tissue
ven/o-
vein
phleb/o-
vein
jugular vein
drains the head and neck area
femoral veins
drains the legs
renal veins
drain the kidneys
azygous
single vein that drains the chest wall and adjacent structures
sphygm/o-
pulse
man/o-
pressure
-meter
suffix meaning device
a-
without
ech/o-
prefix meaning sound
isch/o-
prefix meaning hold back