Table of Contents
- 1 Which term best describes a localized balloon like enlargement of an artery?
- 2 What is the localized weak spot of the wall of an artery?
- 3 Which term means a record of the electrical activity of the myocardium?
- 4 Which term means inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart?
- 5 What does the medical term Angio mean?
- 6 Whats the meaning of EKG?
- 7 What is the abbreviation for high cholesterol?
- 8 Which term describes the membrane that encloses the heart?
Which term best describes a localized balloon like enlargement of an artery?
Aneurysm – An abnormal, balloon-like bulging of the wall of an artery.
What is the localized weak spot of the wall of an artery?
An aneurysm is an abnormal swelling or bulge in the wall of a blood vessel, such as an artery. It begins as a weak spot in the blood vessel wall, which balloons out of shape over time by the force of the pumping blood.
Which term means a record of the electrical activity of the myocardium?
Electrocardiogram — Graphic record of the electrical activity of the heart.
Which term describes a fatty deposit on an artery wall?
Atherosclerosis, sometimes called “hardening of the arteries,” occurs when fat (cholesterol) and calcium build up inside the lining of the artery wall, forming a substance called plaque. Over time, the fat and calcium buildup narrows the artery and blocks blood flow through it.
What is the general term used to describe elevated levels of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood?
The medical term for high blood cholesterol is lipid disorder, hyperlipidemia, or hypercholesterolemia.
Which term means inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart?
Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, a sac-like structure with two thin layers of tissue that surround the heart to hold it in place and help it work.
What does the medical term Angio mean?
Angio- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “vessel” or “container.” It is used in medical and scientific terms. In anatomy, angio- specifically refers to blood and lymphatic vessels.
Whats the meaning of EKG?
A line graph that shows changes in the electrical activity of the heart over time. It is made by an instrument called an electrocardiograph.
What is it called when your arteries harden?
Arteriosclerosis occurs when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body (arteries) become thick and stiff — sometimes restricting blood flow to your organs and tissues.
What is the term for high cholesterol?
Hyperlipidemia means your blood has too many lipids (or fats), such as cholesterol and triglycerides. One type of hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, means you have too much non-HDL cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol in your blood.
What is the abbreviation for high cholesterol?
High-density lipoprotein: See HDL. Hypercholesterolemia: The condition of having elevated cholesterol levels.
Which term describes the membrane that encloses the heart?
Which term describes the membrane that encloses the heart? Pericardium. Which term describes the blocking of an artery by a clot?