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B Chpt 1 Addendum

Common Symptoms- Ayche Koester

diaphoresis Exessive perspirstion
flushing a red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face and neck. this is commonly present with a fever.
jaundice a yellow apperance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes
rash an eruption of the skin
bradycardia an abnormally slow pulse rate
dehydration a decrease in the amount of water in the body. the patient has a flushed appearance, dry skin and decrease output of urine
edema the retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swlling. skin over the area is tight. this is most easily observed in the extremities
tachycardia an abnormally fast heart beat ( greater than 100 bpm)
anorexia a loss of appetite and a lack of interet in food
constipation a condition in which the stool becomes hard and dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. the consisteny of the stool, rather than the frequency of the defection, is as a guide in determining the presence of this
diarrhea the passage of an increased number of an increased number of loose watery stools.
flatulence the presence of gas in the stomach or intestines
nausea a sentation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling the vomiting may occur
vomiting this is ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis
cough an involuntary and forceul exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. it may be productive or non productive
cyanosis a bluish discoloration of th skin due to lack of oxygen
dyspnea laabored or difficult breathing
epistaxis hemorrhaging from the nose
chills a feeling of coldness accompanied by shaveinggenerall present with a fever
fever or pyrexia a body temp. the is higher then normal
headache a feeling of pain or aching in the head; a common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension, fatigue, and/or eyestrain
malaise a vague sense of the body dicomfort, weakness, and fatiguel often marking the onset of a disease and countinuing through the course of th illness
pain irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress or suffering; it is an important indication that a part of the body is not working properly
pruritus severe itching
vertigo a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness