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Bonewit Chapt 12

Cardiopulmonary Toritafout

baseline the flat horizontal line that separates the various waves of the ECG cycle
amplitude refers to amount, extent, size, abundance, or fullness
ECG cycle the graphic representation of a heartbeat
artifact additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles
atherosclerosis buildup of fibous plaques of fatty deposits & cholesterol on the inner walls of the coronary arteries
cardiac cycle one complete heartbeat
electrocardiogram the graphic representation of the elctrical activity of the heart; known as ECG (or EKG)
dysrhythmia an irregular heart rhythm; alter termed arrhythmia
electrocardiograph 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 electrocardiograph
interval the length of a wave or the length of a wave with a segment
electrolyte a chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current
ischemia deficiency of blood in a body part
segment the portion of the ECG between two waves
normal sinus rhythm refers to an ECG that is within normal limits
spirometer an instrument for measuring air taken into & expelled from the lungs
spirometry measurement of an individual's breathing capactiy by means of a spirometer
wheezing a continuous high pitched whistling musical sound heard particularly during exhalation and sometimes during exhalation
hypoxemia a decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood
hypoxia a reduction in the oxygen supply of the tissues of the body
flow rate number of liters of oxygen per min that comes out of an oxygwn delivery system
peak flow rare the maximum volume of air that can be exhald when the patients blows into apeak flow meter as forcefully and rapidly as possible
oxygen therapy the administration of spplemental oxygen at concentrations greater than room air to treat or prevent hypoxemia
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