cardiovascular system n.
The heart and blood vessels considered as a whole.
The Trader economies – These economies are equivalent to the cardiovascular system.
After the Rain Sam Vaknin
The cardiovascular system has been given but scant attention in connection with scurvy.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
See circulatory system.
restoring the rhythm of the heart to normal by applying direct-current electrical shock. cardioversion car·di·o·ver·sion (kär’dē-ō-vûr’zhən, -shən) n. Restoration of the heartbeat to normal by electrical countershock or by use of medication.
cardioverter cardioverter car·di·o·ver·ter (kär’dē-ō-vûr’tər) n. A device for administering an electric shock in cardioversion.
inflammation of the pericardium, myocardium, or endocardium, separately or in combination. noun inflammation of the heart carditis car·di·tis (kär-dī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart. Also called myocarditis.
a combining form occurring in compounds that denote tissue or organs associated with the heart, as specified by the initial element: myocardium; pericardium.