Word Key

Angina • Oppressive pain or pressure in the chest caused by inadequate blood flow and oxygenation to the heart muscle

Atherosclerosis • Cholesterol-lipid-calcium deposits in the walls of arteries

Fibrillation • Usually refers to a cardiac fluttering due to faulty electric supply to the heart

Gangrene • Death of tissue usually resulting from deficient or absent blood supply

Necrosis • Death of cells, tissue, or organs

Purpura fulminans • Rapidly progressing form of purpura occurring principally in children; of short duration and frequently fatal

Vasculitis • Inflammation of the blood vessels. Venogram • Radiograph of the veins


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