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B chapter 1 Addendum

Common Symptoms- Madison Winget

diaphoresis Excessive perspiration
flushing A red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face & neck. This is commonly present with a fever.
jaundice A yellow appearance 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 & decreased output of urine.
edema the retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. 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 & lack of interest in food.
constipation A condition which the stool becomes hard & dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. The consistency of the stool, rather then the frequency of defecation, is used as a guide in determining the presents of this.
diarrhea The passage of an increased number of loose, watery stools. The fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water , electrolytes, and nutrients.
flatulence The presents of gas in the stomach or intestines.
nausea A sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur.
vomiting This is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis.
cough An involuntary & forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. It may be productive(meaning a discharge is produced) or non productive(no discharge is present)
cyanosis A bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen.
dyspnea Labored or difficult breathing.
epistaxis Hemorrhaging from the nose (nosebleed)
chills A feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering: generally present with a fever.
convulsions Involuntary contraction of the muscles.
fever of pyrexia A body temperature that is higher than 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 body discomfort, weakness and fatigue, often marketing the onset of a disease & continuing through the course of the 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.
pruritus severe itching
vertigo a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness.
Created by: madisonwinget