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B Chapter 1 ADDENDUM

Common Symptoms- Sierra

Diaphoresis Excessive Perspiration
FLushing A red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face and 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 abonormally fast heart beat. (greater than 100 bpm)
Anorexia A loss of appetite & a lack of interest in food.
Constipation A condition in which the stool becomes hard & dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum.
Diarrhea The passage of an icreased number of loose, watery stools. The fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract.
Flatulence The presence 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.
Cyanosis A bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen.
Dyspnea Labored or difficult breathing.
Epistaxis Hemorrhaging from the nose.
Chills A feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering.
Convulsions Involuntary contractions of the muscles.
Fever A body temperature that is higher than normal.
Headache A feeling of pain or aching in the head.
Malaise A vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, & fatigue.
Pain Irritation of pain receptors.
Pruritus Severe itching
Vertigo Dizziness or light headaches.
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