NRS 122

  1. CHF
    condition that results in lung congestion and dyspnea(Congetive Heart Failure)
  2. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  3. PTT
    partial thromboplastin time
  4. INR
    international normalized ratioo (standardized test for checking PT)
  5. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  6. PCP
    pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
  7. PTCA
    percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  8. electr/o
  9. arther/o
    thick, fatty
  10. phleb/o or ven/o
  11. atri/o
  12. thromb/o
    thrombus (clot)
  13. aden/o
  14. angi/o or vas/o
  15. mononucleosis
    acute infection of Epstein-Barr virus, which causes sore throat, fever, fatigue, and enlarged lymph nodes
  16. lymphosarcoma
    cancer of lymphatic tissue not related to Hodgkin's disease
  17. shingles
    unilateral painful vesicles, occurring on the upper body, caused by the herpes zoster virus
  18. deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
    development of a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in legs
  19. hypertension (HTN)
    blood pressure that is consistently higher than normal
  20. spina bifida
    incomplete closure of the spinal canal that may allow protrusion of the spinal cord and meninges at birth, leading to paralysis
  21. embolus
    undissolved matter floating in blood or lymph fluid that may cause an occlusion and infarct
  22. stroke (CVA)
    death of brain cells due to loss of blood supply
  23. transient ischemic attack (TIA)
    temporary strokelike symptoms caused by brief interruption of blood supply to part of brain
  24. fibrillation
    quivering of heart muscle fibers instead of an effective heart beat
  25. bruit
    soft blowing sound caused by turbulent blood flow in a vessel
  26. myocardial infarction (MI)
    death of heart muscle cells due to occlusion of a vessel
  27. Hodgkin's Disease
    type of lymphatic cancer
  28. arrhythmia
    loss of heart rhythm (rhythm irregular)
  29. murmur
    blowing or swishing sound in heart due to turbulent blood flow or backflow through a leaky valve
  30. aneurysm
    weakening and bulging og part of vessel wall
  31. ischemia
    temporary reduction in blood supply to a localized area of tissue
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NRS 122
NRS 122 Theory Med terminology