HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: Glossary

GLOSSARY

calc-:  refers to calcium (Ca); e.g. hypercalcemia

-emia:  refers to blood

glyc-:  refers to glucose; e.g. hypoglycemia

Infarct:  area of tissue death (necrosis) due to ischemia (or anoxia)

Ischemia:  lack of blood flow

kal-:  refers to potassium (K); e.g. hyperkalemia

natr-:  refers to sodium (Na); e.g. hypernatremia