CARDIAC NEUROSIS

n. an anxiety reaction which results from an actual heart ailment, from worry over having a heart condition, or from fear of developing a...

AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA

the exaggerated activity of the autonomic nervous system caused by a spinal-cord injury at or above the sixth thoracic vertebra. It may be...

VITAMIN D TOXICITY

a condition elicited by too much ingestion of vitamin D. Prolonged overdose of vitamin D can elicit permanent injury to the kidneys and...

CARDIAC PACEMAKER

n. an artificial electrical device which is implanted in the region of the heart. Its main function is to help regulate (or normalize) an...

CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS MACHINE

n. a machine which efficiently takes over the pumping and respiratory functions of the heart and lung combined. This mechanical device, however, only carries...

TACHYCARDIA

The pathologically fast beating of the heart in response to stress or drugs.

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...

NONCARDIAC CHEST PAIN

repetative pain in the chest which can't be credited to disease of the heart. It typically stems from problems with the esophagus, like...

MYOPATHY

is an umbrella term used to describe any condition or disorder which involves defective functioning of the muscle fibres. For example, cardio myopathy is...

CARDIAC MUSCLE

n. a specialized type of muscle found in the heart. It is composed of involuntary, striated muscles with branching fibers which interconnect with each...

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