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Bonewit chap 12

end of chapter terms for chap 12

refers to amount, extent, size, abundance, or fullness AMPLITUDE
Additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles. ARTIFACT
buildup of fibrous plaques of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of the coronary arteries ATHEROSCLEROSIS
the flat horizontal line that separates the various wave of the ECG cycle BASELINE
one complete heartbeat CARDIAC CYCLE
the graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart. ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
the instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH
A conductor of electricity, which is used to promote contact between the body and the electrocardiograph ELECTRODE
the length of a wave or the length of a wave with a segment INTERVAL
deficiency of blood in a body part ISCHEMIA
a chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current. ELECTROLYTE
Refers to an ECG that is within normal limits NORMAL SINUS RHYTHM
the portion of the ECG between two waves SEGMENT
instrument for measuring air taken into and expelled from the lungs SPIROMETER
measurement of an individual's breathing capacity by means of a spirometer. SPIROMETRY
the graphic representation of the electrical activity of a heartbeat ECG CYCLE
irregular heart rhythm; also termed arrhythmia DYSRHYTMIA
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