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B Chapt 2 Addendem

common symptoms (Cheyenne Rice)

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 (less then 60 bpm)
dehydration a decrease in the amount of water in the body. the patient has flushed appearance, dry skin and 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 then 100 bpm)
anorexia a loss of appetite & lack of interest in food
constipation a condition in which the stool becomes hard and dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. the consistency of the stool, rather then the frequency of defection, is used as a guide in determining the presence of this
diarrhea the passage of an increased number of the loose, watery stools. the fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water, electrolytes & nutrients
flatulence the presence of a 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 and forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. it may be productive
cyanosis a bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen
dyspena labored of difficult breathing
epistaxis hemorrhaging from the nose
chills a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever
convulsions involuntary contractions of the muscles
fever or pryrexia a body temperature that is higher then normal
headache a feeling of pain or aching in the head; common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension, fatigue and or eyestrain
malaise vague scene of body discomfort, weakness & fatigue often marking the onset of a disease and continuing through the course of the illness
pain irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress of suffering; it is an important indication that a part of the body is not working properally
prurtus severe itching
vertigo a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness
Created by: cheyennerice