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chapter 12 term

cardiopulmonary procedures

amplitude refers to amount, extent, size, abundance, or fullness
artifact additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal apperance of the ECG cycles
athersclerosis build of fibrous plaques of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of the coronary arteries
baseline the flat horizontal line that seperates the various waves of the ECG cycle
cardiac cylce one complete heartbeat.
dysrhythmia an irregular heart rhythm; alsovtermed arrhythmia
egg cycle the graphic representation of a heartbeat
electrocardiograph (ECG) the graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart
electrocardiograph the instrument used to record used to record the electrical activity of the heart
electrode a conductor of electricity, which is used to promote contact between the body and the electrocardiograph
electrolyte a chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current
interval the length of a wave or the length of a wave with a segment
ischemia deficeny of blood in a body part
normal sinus rhythm refers to an ECG that is within normal limits
segment the portion of the ECG between two waves
spirometer an instrument for measuring ari taken into and expelled from the lungs
spirometry measurment of an individual breathing capacity by means of a spirometer
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