Vocabulary CCMA

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Vocabulary CCMA


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  • 1. 
    Movement away from the body
  • 2. 
    A collection of pus (white blood cells, bacteria, and dead skin cells) that forms as a result of infection
  • 3. 
    A neurotransmitter released by the parasympathetic nerves onto organs and glands for resting and digestion
  • 4. 
    An enzyme within the nervous system that hydrolyzes acetylcholine to acetate and choline
  • 5. 
    Movement toward the body
  • 6. 
    A type of sensory nerves are responsible for detecting sensory information from the envoronment of even from inside the body and bringing it to the CNS for interpretation
  • 7. 
    A chemical that binds to a receptor of a cell & riggers a response by that cell
  • 8. 
    A hormone produced in the adrenal glands that acts on the kidney.  It causes the body to retain sodium and excrete potassium.  it's role is to maintain blood volume and pressure
  • 9. 
    A severe allergic reaction with symptoms that include respiratory distress,  difficulty in swallowing, pallor, and a drastic drop in blood pressure that can lead to circulatory collapse
  • 10. 
    The scientific term for the study of the body structure
  • 11. 
    A serious and potentially life-threatening bulge in the wall of a blood vessel
  • 12. 
    A muscle that produces the opposite movement of the prime mover
  • 13. 
    Anatomical term meaning toward the front of the body
  • 14. 
    Highly specific proteins that attach themselves to foreign substances in an initial step in destroying such substances, as part of the body's defenses
  • 15. 
    A foreign substance that stimulates white blood cells to create antibodies when it enters the body
  • 16. 
    Irregularity in heart rhythm
  • 17. 
    A general term meaning joint inflammation
  • 18. 
    The area where bones are joined together; joints
  • 19. 
    Any irrelevant object or mark observed when examining specimens or graphic records that is not related to the object being examined; for example, a foreign object visible through a microscope or an erroneous mark on an ECG strip
  • 20. 
    Any condition in which the body attacks its own antigens, causing illness to the patient
  • 21. 
    Armpit; one of the four locations for temperature readings
  • 22. 
    A slow heart rate; usually less than 60 beats per minute
  • 23. 
    Bone also known as spongy bone.  it contains spaces within it containing the red bone marrow
  • 24. 
    A sequence of contraction and relaxation that makes up a complete heartbeat
  • 25. 
    A specialist who diagnoses and treats diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases)