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Afebrile One who does not have a fever
Antipyretic an agent that reduces a fever
Axilla The Armpit
Celsius Scale A Temperature scale on which the freezing point in water is 0 degrees and the boiling point s 100 degrees
Conduction Is the transfer of heat from one object to another by direct contact. Heat can be transfered by conduction from the body to a cooler object it touches
Crisis Sudden falling og an elevated body temp to normal
Fahrenheit Scale in which to freezing point is 32 degrees and boiling boiling point is 212 degrees
Ferbile A patient who has a fever is said to be febrile
Fever A body temp that is higher than 100.4
FRENULUM LINGUAE The middle line fold the connects the under surface of the tongue with the floor of the mouth
HYPERPYREXIA A temperature reading higher than 105.8
Hypothermia A body temp that is less than 97 degrees
Malaise A vague sense of body discomfort, weakness and fatigue
Radiation Is the transfer of heat in the form of waves, body heat is continually radiating in to cooler surroundings
Created by: alliechattan