Word Key

Autosomal • Referring to chromosome, a non-sex-linked chromosome

Embolism • Occlusion of a blood vessel

Infarction • Area of tissue that has been deprived of blood and therefore has lost some of its function

Hypovolemic • Low blood pressure

Placebo • Substance having no medical effect when given to an individual as if a medicine

Viscosity • Thickness

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