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Bonewit chapter 12

Cardiopulmonary Procedures

Amplitude refers to amount, extent, size, abundance, or fullness
Artifact additional electrical activity picked up by the ECG that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles
Atherosclerosis buildup of fibrous plaques of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of the coronary arteries
Baseline the flat horizontal line that separates the various waves of the ECG cycle
cardiac cycle one complete heartbeat
Dysrhythmia an irregular heart rytjm;also termed arrhythmia
ECG cycle the graphic representation of a heart beat
Electrocardiograph the instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart
Electrocardiograph(ECG) the graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart
Electrode a conductor of electicity,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 deficiency 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 insrtument for the measuring air taken into and expelled form the lungs
Spirometry measurement of an individual's breathing capacity by means of a spirometer
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