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congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters) acardia
ace in the heart suit ace of hearts
city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry Akron
lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis alpha-lipoprotein , HDL , high-density lipoprotein
American plant with roundish heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves; usually rooted in muddy bottoms of ponds and ditches American frogbit , Limnodium spongia
antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective amiodarone , Cordarone
drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium amrinone , Inocor
chest pain from lack of oxygen in heart angina pectoris
heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart angina , angina pectoris
series of X rays representing the action of the heart and its blood vessels after the injection of a radiopaque substance angiocardiogram
small tropical American tree bearing a bristly heart-shaped acid tropical fruit Annona reticulata , bullock's heart , bullock's heart tree , bullock heart
part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands ANS , autonomic nervous system
drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm antiarrhythmic , antiarrhythmic drug , antiarrhythmic medication
artery that transports blood away from the heart aorta
large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries aorta
orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta aortic orifice
semilunar valve between the left ventricle and the aorta; prevents blood from flowing from the aorta back into the heart aortic valve
assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant; involves heart rate and muscle tone and respiratory effort and color and reflex responsiveness Apgar score
antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure Apresoline , hydralazine
burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use Arctium lappa , cocklebur , great burdock , greater burdock
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