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#2 Vocab

Cpr #2 vocab

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an infected tooth that causes the patient pain abscessed tooth
an increase in blood alkalinity alkalosis
substances that produce allergic reactions allergens
the overreactions of the body to particular allergens; itching, redness of the skin, and hives are symptoms allergic reaction
pain in the chest that may radiate into the jaw, neck, or arm angina pectoris
drugs that counteract the body's production of histamine antihistamines
small branches of the bronchiole tubes that divide into alveolar sacs broncioles
rescue breathing and chest compressions performed on patient experiencing cardiac arrest Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
a blood clot that blocks the normal flow of blood to the brain Cerebral Embolism
Rupture of a blood vessel in the brain Cerebral Hemorrhage
an interruption of the flow of blood to the brain Cerebral Infarction
a condition that occurs as the heart weakens, rendering it unable to achieve the level of cardiac output that meets the body's need Congestive Heart Failure
insufficient insulin production in the pancreas leading to high levels of glucose in the blood Diabetes Mellitus
Excessive amounts of fluid in body tissue; swelling Edema
a recurrent disorder of cerebral function, due to excessive neuronal discharge Epilepsy
redness or inflammation of the skin Erythema
a tube-like passage from an abscess to the external surface; used to drain the abscess fistula
seizure marked by person becoming unconscious and the body jerking, twitching, and stiffening; usually last tow to five minutes Grand Mal Seizure
the procedure performed when a person is in distress and unable to breathe due to a foreign body airway obstruction Heimlich maneuver
weakness, numbness, or paralysis on one side of the body Hemiplegia
too much glucose in the blood Hyperglycemia
repeated contact with an allergen which causes the body to overreact Hypersensitive
condition exhibited by too little glucose or sugar in one's blood Hypoglycemia
abnormally rapid and deep breathing resulting in decreased carbon dioxide levels Hyperventilation
injection of an allergen for treatment of an allergy Immunotherapy
the hormone responsible for absorbing glucose into the cells for energy and into the liver and fat cells for storage Insulin
a condition in which the coronary arteries are blocked or severely narrowed; also known as a heart attack Myocardial Infarction
divided into two categories, can be simple or complex Partial Seizures
seizure marked by a momentary loss of consciousness; usually last 5 to 10 seconds Petit Mal Seizure
placed under the tongue sublingually
fainting syncope
eruption of wheals (welts) on the skin; also known as hives urticaria
Created by: jenndevin on 2009-11-30



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