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Ch 9: Terminology for the Cardiovascular System

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Review cardiovascular system terminology with this convenient study resource. The chapter's engaging lessons and quizzes can be accessed at any time and used as convenient test prep/homework help materials.

Terminology for the Cardiovascular System - Chapter Summary

This medical terminology study resource covers vocabulary related to the human cardiovascular system. Our expert instructors will help you define essential terms and understand the functions of various cardiovascular system parts. Each lesson comes with a short self-assessment quiz to help you retain the terms and concepts you've studied. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the parts and functions of the human circulatory system
  • Break down the anatomy of the heart
  • Understand what electrocardiograms (ECGs) are used for
  • Define medical terminology related to blood, coronary artery disease and cardiovascular system drug treatment
  • Identify the different blood types
  • Evaluate diagnostics pertaining to the cardiovascular system

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Terminology for the Cardiovascular System
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

1. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

2. Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

In this lesson, you will take a look inside the heart and identify the chambers and one-way valves that make up this vital organ. You will also follow along as we trace the flow of blood through the heart chambers.

Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types

3. Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types

Do you know how problems in the heart are detected? In this lesson, you will learn how to read an electrocardiogram (ECG) and discover what is happening in the heart during the P, QRS, and T waves.

Medical Terminology Related to Blood

4. Medical Terminology Related to Blood

Your blood is incredibly important for delivering oxygen, nutrients, and proteins to your cells and for carrying metabolic waste products away. In this lesson, learn about the medical terms that describe your blood.

Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

5. Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

You are either blood type A, B, AB or O. But, did you know that your blood type is determined by microscopic antigens found on your red blood cells? In this lesson, you will learn about the different blood groups and why they do not mix.

Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis

6. Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis

Rh factor is a red blood cell antigen found in most people. Those with Rh factor are Rh positive, while those without are Rh negative. In this lesson you will learn about Rh blood compatibility and its importance during pregnancy.

Coronary Artery Disease Terminology

7. Coronary Artery Disease Terminology

Coronary Artery disease is the primary cause of heart attacks and strokes, which affect millions of people each year. In this lesson, learn about how coronary artery disease develops over time and what might happen after you have a heart attack.

Diagnostics Related to the Cardiovascular System

8. Diagnostics Related to the Cardiovascular System

There are many tests that can be used to diagnose cardiovascular diseases and disorders. In this lesson, learn about the diagnostic tests that can be done to see what is going on inside your heart.

Cardiovascular System Drug Treatment Terminology

9. Cardiovascular System Drug Treatment Terminology

There are many medications that can be used to treat cardiovascular disorders. Some are used to treat conditions that can cause heart attacks and strokes and others are used to treat the symptoms that you might have after you have a heart attack.

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