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Bonewit Chapt 12

Cariopulmonary Procedures- Karly Hayes

Refers to the 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 an artery that causes narrowing, obstruction, and hardening of the artery Atherosclerosis
The flat horizontal line that separtes the various waves of the ECG cycle Baseline
One complete heartbeat Cardiac Cycle
An irregular heart rate or rhythm; also termed arrhythmia Dysrhythmia
The graphic representation of a heartbeat ECG cycle
The graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart Electrocardiogram (ECG)
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
A chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current Electrolyte
THe number of liters of oxygen per minute that come out of an oxygen delivery system Flow rate
A decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood Hypoxemia
A reduction of the oxygen supply to the tissues of the body Hypoxia
The length of a wave or the length o a wave with a segment Interval
Deficiency of blood in a body part Ischemia
Refers to an ECG that is within normal limits Noraml sinus rhythm
The administration of supplemental oxygen at concentrations greater than room air to treat or prevent hypoxemia Oxygen therapy
THe maximun volume of air that can be exhaled when the patient blows into a peak flow meter as forcefully and as rapidly as possible Peak flow rate
THe portion of the ECG between two waves Segment
An instrument for measuring air taken into and expelled from the lungs Spirometer
Measurment of an individuals breathing capacity by means of a spirometer Spirometry
A continuous, high-pitched whistling musical sound heard particulary during exhalation and sometimes during inhalation. Wheezing
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