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Bonewit #4

Bonewit #4 (Luke Matthews)

Adventitious sounds Abnormal breath sounds
Afebrile Without fever: the body temperature is normal
Alveolus A thin-walled air sac of the lungs in which the exchange of oxygen and carbon takes place a thin-walled air sac of the lungs in which the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place
Antecubital space The space located at the front of the elbow
Antipyretic An agent that reduces fever
Aorta The major trunk of the arterial system of the body. The aorta arises from the upper surface of the left ventricle.
Apnea The temporary cessation of breathing
Axilla The armpit
Bounding pulse A pulse with an increased volume that feels very strong and full
Bradycardia An abnormally slow heart rate (less than 60 bpm)
Bradypnea An abnormal decrease in the respiratory rate of less than 10 respirations per minute
Celsius scale A temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0(degrees) and the boiling point of water is 100(degrees); also is called the centigrade scale
Conduction The transfer of energy, such as heat, from one object to another by direct contact
Convection The transfer of energy, such as heat, through air currents
Crisis A sudden falling of an elevated body temperature to normal.
Cyanosis A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes
Diastole The phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions
Diastolic pressure The point of lesser pressure on the arterial wall, which is recorded during diastole
Dyspnea Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
Dysrythmia An irregular rhythm; also termed arrhythmia
Created by: lukematthews