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Stack #39089

apical-radial pulse taking the apical and radial pulses at the same time
blood pressure the amount of force exerted against the walls of an artery by the blood
body temperature the amount of heat in the body that is a balance between the amount of heat produced and the amount lost by the body
bradycardia a slow (brady) heart rate (cardia); the rate is less than 60 beats per minute
diastole the period of heart muscle relaxation
diastolic pressure the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest
hypertension persistent blood pressure measurements above the normal systolic (140 mm Hg) or diastolic (90 mm Hg) pressures
hypotension a condition in which the systolic blood pressure is below 90 mm Hg and the diastolic pressure is below 60 mm Hg
pulse the beat of the heart felt at an artery as a wave of blood passes through the artery
pulse deficit the differences between the apical and radial pulse rates
pulse rate the number of heartbeats or pulses felt in 1 minute
respiration the act of breathing air into (inhalation) and out of (exhalation) the lungs
sphygmomanometer the instrument used to measure blood pressure
stethoscope an instrument used to listen to the sounds produced by the heart, lungs, and other body organs
systole the period of heart muscle contraction
systolic pressure the amount of force it takes to pump blood out of the heart into the arterial circulation
tachycardia a rapid (tachy) heart rate (cardia); the heart rate is over 100 beats per minute
vital signs temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure
Created by: jstruss