Anatomy & Physiology Circulatory #20


Which word is the medical term for inflammation of the veins within the body?


  1. Anemia
    • Rationale:

      Anemia is a condition of the blood marked by a deficiency of red blood cells, or of hemoglobin, in the blood. It results in fatigue and pallor.

  2. Phlebitis
    • Rationale:

      Phlebitis is defined as inflammation of the veins in the human body. Manifestations include redness, warmth, and pain in the affected area and is often caused by a blood clot.

  3. Leukemia
    • Rationale:

      Leukemia is a malignant progressive disease process where the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce an increased number of immature or abnormal leukocytes (i.e, white blood cells). These immature WBCs suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other clinical manifestations.

  4. Lymphoma
    • Rationale:

      Lymphoma is defined as cancer of the lymph nodes, a structure of the lymphatic subsystem of the circulatory system.


A vein is defined as any of the tubes that forms part of the blood circulatory system of the body. Most veins carry oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart.


Learning Outcomes

There are several disorders that impact the circulatory system within the human body. Most of these are disorders of the blood; however, there are some disorders that impact the specific structures of the circulatory system. One of these disorders is phlebitis, which is the medical term for inflammation of veins with the human body.

Test Taking Tip

Use your knowledge of medical terminology to breakdown each term to determine the correct answer choice for this question.

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