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Bonewit Chapt 12

Cardiopulmonary (Allysa Jasper)

amplitude refers to amount, extent,size, abundance, or fullness
artifact additional elecrical activity picked up by the electrcardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles
artheroscerosis bulidupof fibrous plaques 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 separates the various waves of the ECG cycle
cardic cycle one complete heartbeat
dysrhythmia an irregular heart rate or rhythm; also termed
ECG cycle the graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heartbeat
electrocariogram (ECG) the graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart
electrocardiograph the instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart
electrolyte a chemical substance that promotes conduction of a electrical current
flow rate the number of liters of oxygen per mintue 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 tissues of the body
interval the length of a wave or the length of a wave with a segment
ischemia deficiency of blood in a body part
normal sinus rhthym refers to an ECG that is within normal limits
oxygen therapy the administration of supplemental oxygen at concentrations greater than room air to treat or prevent hypoxemia
peak flow rate the maximum volume of air that can be exhaled when the patient blows into a peak flow meter as forcefully and as rapidly as possible
segment the portion of the ECG between two waves
spirometer an instrument for measuring air taken into and expelled from the lungs
spirometry measurement of an individual's breathing capacity by means of a spirometer
wheezing a continuous, high-pitched whistling musical sound heard particularly during exhalation and sometimes during inhalation
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