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Exploring Medical Language 8th edition ch10 vitals/added words(N.D.'s class)

Temperature obtained by a thermometer, (normal – 98.6oral) May be taken orally, axillary (armpit), tympanic (ear) or rectally.
Pulse Number of heart beats per minute (60-100 adult). The pulse palpated(felt)at any pulse point(radial artery or wrist area). Pulse also auscultated(heard with stethoscope)over the chest wall at the apex (bottom point) of the heart. Determining the pulse at the apex ˭apical pulse.
Respiration number of breaths per minute(12-20 adult). The movement of the chest(sometimes abdomen)is counted when the patient is quiet. One breath in(inspiration)plus one breath out(expiration)equals one respiration. sounds of breathing auscultated by placing the stethoscope over the chest wall.
Blood Pressure pressure within arteries(140-90 beginning of hypertension). Blood pressure is usually auscultated at the brachial artery (arm with BP cuff, sphygmomanometer (gauge), and stethoscope).
antibiotic drug that TX bacterial infections
palpations to assess with the use of fingertips
palpitations patient’s awareness of irregular heart beat
pyrexia fever
febrile pertaining to fever; caused by fever
afebrile pertaining to without fever
Created by: skopetsky