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Bonewit Chapt 4

Vital Signs- Sierra Waugh

QuestionAnswer
Adventitous sounds Abnormal breath sounds.
Afebrile Without fever.
Alveolus A thin walled air sac of the lungs in which the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.
Antecubital space The space located in front of the elbow.
Antipyretic An agent that reduces fever.
Aorta The major trunk of the arterial system of the body.
Apnea The temporary cessation of breathing.
Axilla The armpit.
Bounding pulse A pulse with an increased volume that feels very strong.
Bradycardia An abnormally slow heart rate(less than 60 BPM)
Bradypnea An abnormal decrease in the respirtatory rate of less than 10 of respirations per min.
Celsius scale A temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees.
Conduction The transfer of energy such as heat, from one object to another.
Convection The transfer of energy such as heat, though air currents.
Crisis A sudden falling of an elevated body temperature to normal.
Cyanosis A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes.
Diastole The phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions.
Diastolic pressure The point of lesser pressure on the arterial wall, which is recorded during diastole.
Dyspnea Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing.
Dysrhythmia An irregular rhythm.
Eupnea Normal respiration.
Exhalation The act of breathing out.
Fahrenheit Scale A temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 32 degrees and boiling point is 212 degrees.
Febrile Pertaining to a fever.
Fever A body temperature that is above normal.
Frenulum linguae The midline fold that connects the undersurface of the tongue.
Hyperpnea An abnormal increase in the rate and depth of respiration.
Hyperpyrexia An extremely high fever.
Hypertension High blood pressure.
Hyperventilation An abnormally fast and deep type of breathing.
Adventitous sounds Abnormal breath sounds.
Afebrile Without fever.
Alveolus A thin walled air sac of the lungs in which the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.
Antecubital space The space located in front of the elbow.
Antipyretic An agent that reduces fever.
Aorta The major trunk of the arterial system of the body.
Apnea The temporary cessation of breathing.
Axilla The armpit.
Bounding pulse A pulse with an increased volume that feels very strong.
Bradycardia An abnormally slow heart rate(less than 60 BPM)
Bradypnea An abnormal decrease in the respirtatory rate of less than 10 of respirations per min.
Celsius scale A temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees.
Conduction The transfer of energy such as heat, from one object to another.
Convection The transfer of energy such as heat, though air currents.
Crisis A sudden falling of an elevated body temperature to normal.
Cyanosis A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes.
Diastole The phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions.
Diastolic pressure The point of lesser pressure on the arterial wall, which is recorded during diastole.
Dyspnea Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing.
Dysrhythmia An irregular rhythm.
Eupnea Normal respiration.
Exhalation The act of breathing out.
Fahrenheit Scale A temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 32 degrees and boiling point is 212 degrees.
Febrile Pertaining to a fever.
Fever A body temperature that is above normal.
Frenulum linguae The midline fold that connects the undersurface of the tongue.
Hyperpnea An abnormal increase in the rate and depth of respiration.
Hyperpyrexia An extremely high fever.
Hypertension High blood pressure.
Hyperventilation An abnormally fast and deep type of breathing.
Hypopnea An abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration.
Hypotension Low blood pressure.
Hypothermia A body temperature that is below normal.
Hypoxemia A decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood.
Hypoxia A reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissues of the body.
Inhalation The act of breathing in.
Intercostal Between the ribs.
Korotkoff sounds sounds heard during the measurement of blood pressure that are used to determine blood pressure readings.
Malaise A vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, and fatigue.
Manometer An instrument for measuring pressure.
Meniscus The curved surface on a column of liquid in a tube.
Orthopnea The condition of which breathing is easier.
Pulse oximeter a computerized device consisting of a probe and a monitor used to measure oxygen saturation.
Pulse oximetry The use of pulse oximeter to measure the oxygen saturation and arterial blood.
Pulse pressure The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure.
Pulse Rhythm The time interval between heart beats.
Pulse volume The strength of the heartbeat.
Radiation The transfer of energy, such as heat, in the form of waves.
SaO2 Abbreviation f or the % of hemoglobin that is saturated with oxygen in arterial blood.
Stethoscope An instrument used for amplifing and hearing sounds produced by the body.
Systolic pressure The point of maximum pressure on the arterial walls.
Tachycardia Fast, rapid heart rate.
Tachypnea Fast breathing.
Thready pulse A pulse with a decreased volume that feels weak and thin.
Created by: sierrawaugh