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Acrocyanosis • Blue or purple mottled discoloration of the fingers, toes, and/or nose

Angina pectoris • Oppressive pain or pressure in the chest

Chemotherapy • Drug therapy used to treat infections, cancers, and other diseases

Dyspnea • Shortness of breath

Hepatosplenomegaly • Enlargement of liver and spleen

Hypoxia • Decreased oxygen

Myelotoxic • Chemicals that destroy white cells

Palpitation • Sensation of rapid or irregular beating of the heart

Postural hypotension • Change in blood pressure from sitting to standing

RES system • Reticuloendothelial system, the mononu-clear phagocytic system

Syncope • Fainting

Tachycardia • Fast and hard heartbeat

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