angi-, angio-, angei-, -angium +

(Greek > Latin: [receptacle], vessel, often a blood vessel; "covered by a seed or vessel", a seed vessel; a learned borrowing from Greek meaning "vessel", "container")

angiotonia
Vasotonia, the tone of blood vessels, particularly of the arterioles.
angiotonic
1. Tending to increase vascular tension.
2. Vasotonic, the normal degree of vigor and tension of vessels.
angiotonin
Any of several vasoconstrictor substances, including the trade name Hypertensin, that cause narrowing of the blood vessels.
angiotribe
An exceedingly strong forceps in which pressure is applied by means of a screw; the instrument is used to crush tissue containing an artery in order to control hemorrhage from the vessel.
angiotripsy
1. The production of hemostasis by use of the angiotribe.
2. The use of an angiotribe to arrest hemorrhage.

An angiotribe is an exceedingly strong forceps in which pressure is applied by means of a screw; the instrument is used to crush tissue containing an artery in order to control hemorrhage from the vessel.

angiotrophic
1. Relating to the nutrition of the blood vessels or lymphatics.
2. A rarely used term for vasotrophic.
angititis, angitis
Inflamation of a blood vessel.
aphalangia
Congenital absence of a digit; or more specifically, absence of one or more of the long bones (phalanges) of a finger or toe.
cardangiopathy
A disease of the heart vessels.
cardioangiology
The medical specialty dealing with the heart and blood vessels.
cheiloangioscope
An apparatus for observing the circulation of the capillaries of the human lips.
cheiloangioscopy
A process of using an apparatus for medical examination of the circulation of the capillaries of the lips.
cholangiogram
A radiographic procedure where a contrast dye is injected into the bile duct to visualize its course on X-ray.

Used in the detection of gallstones which block the common bile duct.

cholangiography (s) (noun), cholangiographies (pl)
A radiographic examination of the bile ducts: The cholangiographies are done because a person's liver makes bile, a chemical that helps people to digest food.

The plumbing system of ducts that runs between people's liver, gallbladder, and small intestine is how bile moves around.

Some of the bile goes to work in a person's small intestine and the rest gets stored in his or her gallbladder.

An intraoperative cholangiography is a special kind of X-ray imaging that shows those bile ducts. It's used during surgery and with a typical X-ray, the physician gets one picture; however, a cholangiography shows the doctor a live video of the patient's bile ducts so he, or she, can see what's happening in real-time.

Typically, a cholangiography is used when the patient has gallstones and he or she needs the gallbladder removed.

The doctor will make a few small cut in the person's body (called laparoscopic surgery). Then he or she will put a tiny video camera through one of the cuts to help him/her with the operation.

During this surgery, an intraoperative cholangiogram or cholangiography may help the doctor do the following:

  • Check for bile-duct stones.
  • Determine if stones in a person's gallbladder have moved into the bile ducts.
  • The bile stones don't always cause symptoms, but they can lead to serious problems such as an infection.
cholangiohepatis

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.