Body Parts: Cor, Kardia – 13 Words

cordial

politely warm and friendly

Since then, the two have been more cordial than chummy.Washington Post (Mar 10, 2015)
concord

a harmonious state of things and of their properties

These people lived very long in peace, in concord, in harmony, in happiness.Curtin, Jeremiah
accord

concurrence of opinion

In 1884, delegates from around the globe gathered in Washington, D.C. to devise an international accord on time and longitude—to define a standard.Slate (Jun 10, 2015)
discord

strife resulting from a lack of agreement

With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement
cardiac

of or relating to the heart

During cardiac arrest, the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs, and the victim is unconscious.Washington Post (May 4, 2015)
cardiologist

a specialist in the structure and function of the heart

As a cardiologist and pianist I wanted to find out if Beethoven had an arrhythmia and if it influenced his work.Newsweek (Feb 24, 2015)
cardiovascular

of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels

“Physical activity, which in this age occurs typically in the form of play, promotes cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and mental health and is associated with academic achievement.”US News (May 18, 2015)
cardiopulmonary

of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions

That’s why some states are starting to require cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator instruction be taught in high schools.US News (Jul 7, 2014)
cardiorespiratory

of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions

“There’s strong evidence that cardiorespiratory fitness is one of the best indicators” of lifelong health, reduced disease risk and greater longevity, she said.New York Times (Jul 9, 2014)
electrocardiography

diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram)

There has been controversy about whether screening athletes using electrocardiography, or ECG, would cost more money than it would be worth.Reuters (Apr 22, 2011)
cardiogram

a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph

“A cardiogram has rendered it certain that the patient above is no longer alive,” concluded a medical announcement released to the press.The Guardian (Sep 26, 2014)
courage

a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain

Functioning societies require individuals who have courage, take risks, accept pain and privation, and think beyond conventions.Washington Post (May 17, 2015)
encourage

inspire with confidence

Parents can start a conversation by asking kids what kinds of topics their friends are currently debating, and encouraging them to share their own thoughts.Time (Jul 6, 2015)

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