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-Bonewit chapter 4

Vital Signs - Bri

QuestionAnswer
abnormal breath sounds Adventitious sounds
without feaver; the body temp. in normal afebrile
a thin-walled air sac of the lungs in which the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place alveolus
the space located at the front of the elbow antecubital space
an agent that reduces fever antipyretic
the major trunk of the arterial system of the body. aorta
the temporary cessation of breathing apnea
the armpit axilla
a pulse with an increased volume that feels very strong and full. bounding pulse
an abnormally slow heart rate bradycardia
an abnormal decrease in the respiratory rate of less than 10 respirations per minute. bradypnea
a temp. scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point is 100 degrees celsius scale
the transfer of energy such as heat from one object to another by direct contact conduction
the transfer of energy such as heat through air currents convection
a sudden falling of an elevated body temp. to normal. crisis
a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membrane cyanosis
the phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions diastole
the point of lesser pressure on the arterial wall, which is recorded during diastole diastolic pressure
shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing dyspnea
an irregular rhythm; also termed arrhythmia dysrhythmia
normal respiration. eupnea
the act of breathing out exhalation
a temp scale on which the freezing point of water in 32 degrees and the boiling point of water is 212 degrees fahrenheit scale
pertainging to fever febrile
a body temp that is above normal fever
the middline fold that connects the undersurface of the tongue with the floor of the mouth frenulum linguae
an abnormal increase in the rate and depth of respiration hyperpnea
an extremely high fever hyperpyrexia
high blood pressure hypertension
an abnormally fast and deep type of breathing usually associated with acute anxiety conditions hyperventilation
an abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration hypopnea
low blood pressure hypotension
a body temperature that is below normal hypothermia
a decreasein the oxygen saturation of the blood. hypoxemia
a reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissues od the body hypoxia
the act of breathing in inhalation
betweent the ribs intercostal
sounds heard during the measurement of blood pressure that are used to determine the systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings korotkoff sounds
a vague sense of blood discomfort weakness and fatigue that often marks the onset of a disease and continues through the course of the illness malaise
an instrument for measuring pressure manometer
the curved surface on a column of liquid in a tube meniscus
the condition on which breathing is easier when an individual is in a sitting or standing position orthopnea
a computerized device consisting of a probe and a monitior used to measure the oxygen saturation of arterial blood pulse oximeter
the use of a pulse oximeter to measure the oxygen saturation of arterial blood. pulse oximetry
the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures. pulse pressure
the time interval between heartbeats pulse rhythm
the strength of the heartbeat pulse volume
the transfer of energy such as heat in the form of waves radiation
abbreviation for the percentage of hemoglobin that is saturated with oxygen in arterial blood. SaO2
an instrunment for measuring aterial blood pressure Sphygmomanometer
abbrev. for the percentage of hemoglobin that is saturated with oxygen in arterial blood as measured by the pulse oximeter SpO2
an instrument used for amplifying and hearing sounds produced by the body stethoscope
the phase in the cardiac cycle in which the ventricles contact sending blood out oof the heart and into the aorta and pulmonary aorta systole
the point of maximum pressure on the arterial walls which is recorded during systole systolic pressure
an abnormally fast heart rate tachycardia
an abnormal increase in the respiratory rate of more than 20 respiration per min. tachypnea
a pulse with a decreased volume that feels weak and thin thready pulse
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