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Lesson 4.2 The Heart at Work – Key Terms
Atrioventricular
Node
Blood Pressure
Cardiology
Diastole
Diastolic Pressure
Electrocardiogram
(EKG)
Heart Rate
A specialized mass of conducting cells located at the
atrioventricular junction in the heart.
Pressure exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood
vessels, especially arteries, usually measured by means of
a sphygmomanometer and expressed in millimeters of
mercury.
The study of the heart and its action and diseases.
The stage of the heart cycle in which the heart muscle is
relaxed, allowing the chambers to fill with blood.
Blood pressure that remains between heart contractions.
A measurement of heart electrical activity.
A measure of cardiac activity usually expressed as the
number of beats per minute.
Hypertension
An abnormally high blood pressure.
Pacemaker
An electrical device for stimulating or steadying the
heartbeat or reestablishing the rhythm of an arrested heart.
Pulse
The rhythmic expansion and recoil of arteries resulting from
heart contraction; can be felt from the outside of the body.
Sinoatrial Node
A small mass of tissue that is made up of Purkinje fibers,
ganglion cells, and nerve fibers, that is embedded in the
musculature of the right atrium, and that originates the
impulses stimulating the heartbeat -- called also S-A node,
sinus node.
Sphygmomanometer An instrument for measuring blood pressure and especially
arterial blood pressure.
Systole
The stage of the heart cycle in which the heart muscle
contracts and the chambers pump blood.
Systolic Pressure
The pressure generated by the left ventricle during systole.
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