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Vital Signs

vocab chapter 21

Temporary absence of breathing APNEA
Dissappearance of tapping sounds during phase ll of a blood pressure measurement AUSCULTATOROY GAP
Abnormally slow breathing BARDYPNEA
Temperature within the body's deep internal structures CORE TEMPERATURE
Blood pressure between heart contractions DISTOLIC PRESSURE
Normal dialy cyclic fluctuation in body temerature DIURNAL RHYTHEM
Labored or difficult breathing DYSPENA
The act of exhaling EXPIRATION
Movement of air into and out of the lungs EXTERNAL RESPIRATION
State of equiliabrium in the body HOMEOSTASIS
Increase ventilation resulting in a higher blood pH HYPERVENTILATION
The act of inhaling INSPIRATIONN
Sounds heard when auscultating blood pressure KOROTKOFF SOUNDS
Point on the chest wall at which cardiac contractions are best seen or felt POINT OF MAXIMAL IMPULSE
Vital signs performed to test for orthostatic hypotension POSTURAL VITAL SIGNS
Difference between the apical pulse and radial pulse PULSE DEFICT
Difference between systolic and diastolic pressures PULSE PRESSURE
Temporary cessation of breathing during sleep SLEEP APNEA
Blood pressure cuff SPHYGMOMANOMETER
Tension exerted against arterial walls during ventricular contraction and represented by the top number in a blood pressure reading SYSTOLIC PRESSURE
Abnormally rapid heart rate TACHYCARDIA
Abnormally rapid breathing TACHYPNEA
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