CARDIAC INDEX

n. a vasodynamic measure of cardiac output, meaning the volume or fraction of blood which the left ventricle of the heart ejects into systemic...

CARDIAC INDEX

The measure of cardiac output per square metre of body surface.

PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA

noun. a minor tumor which generally occurs in the adrenal medulla but might take place in tissues of the sympathetic paraganglia. Since it is...

ATROPINE

n. an anticholinergic drug derived from plants, particularly from belladonna (see also belladonna alkaloids). It is also produced synthetically. Its effects include increased heart...

SMOOTH MUSCLE

any muscle that is not striated that can stay contracted for a long period of time such as blood vessels, digestive organs and the...

STRESS TEST

Is a test that is administered to obtain the person's capability to perform a particular function under a specific stressful condition. It is a...

DIPHENYLMETHANES

A sedating histamine antagonist that prevent cardiac fibrillation and has a local anesthietic effect.

CARDIAC NEUROSIS

The fear of developing or having a heart condition after a slight palpitation or chest pain episode and they sure something is wrong.

THIORIDAZINE

1. a low-potency antipsychotic of the piperidine phenothiazine category which, such as others of the same category, elicits sleep and substantial anticholinergic impacts. Adverse...

ANOXIA

n. reduced oxygen content primarily in the blood and brain due to reduced vascular functioning. Common causes include: carbon monoxide poisoning, cardiac arrest, respiratory...

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