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Cardiopulmonary Procedures-Devon

amplitude refers to amount extent, size, abundance, or fullness.
artifact additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interfers with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles.
arthrosclerosis bildup of fibrous plaque of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of an artery that causes narrowing obstruction and hardening of the artery.
baseline the flat horizontal line that seperates the various waves of the ECG cycle
dysrhythmia an irregular heart rate or rhythm; also termed arrhythmia
ECG cycle the graphic representation of a heartbeat
Electrocadiogram the graphic representation of the electricity of the heart
electrocadiograph the instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart
electrode a conductor of electricity, which is used to promote contact between the body and the electrocadiograph
electrolyte a chemical subatance that promotes conduction of an electrical current
flow rate the number of liters of oxygen per minute that come out of an oxygen delivery system
hypoxemia a decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood
hypoxia a reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissue of the body
Created by: devonlott