ARHINENCCPHALIA ARRHYTHMIA

refers to the abnormal rhythm of the heartbeat. The specific nature of the change in heart rhythm is relatively important in terms of diagnosis...

CARDIOPHOBIA

n. an excessive and irrational fear of matters concerning the health of the heart. Specifically, it is an extreme fear of having heart disease...

CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS MACHINE

The mechanical device that carries out the job of the heart and lungs when a person has heart or lung surgery.

ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE

an enzyme thought to be involved in muscular dystrophy. Increased levels in the blood yield a clinical sign of this disease, as is damage...

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...

CARDIOVASCULAR (CV)

Relating the heart, blood circulation and blood vessels.

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...

CARDIOVASCULAR (CV)

adj. anything related to or involving the heart and its blood vessels. These conditions affect blood circulation as a whole. For instance, carrdiovascular disease...

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Any disease that effects the heart and the vascular system. Includes hypertension, heart failure and other diseases.

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...

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