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B Chapter 2 Addendum

Common Symptoms- Cheyenne Davis

diaphoresis excessive perspiration
flushing a red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face and neck. this is commonly present with a fever.
jaundice a yellow appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes
rash an eruption of the skin
bradycardia an abnormally slow pulse rate (less than 60 BPM)
dehydration a decrease in the amount of water in the body. the patient had a flushed appearance, dry skin and decreased output of urine
edema the retention of fluid in the tissues resulting in swelling. skin over the area is tight. this is most easily observed in the extremities
tachycardia an abnormally fast heart beat (greater than 100 BPM)
anorexia a loss of appetite and lack of interest in food
constipation a condition in which the stool becomes hard and dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. the consistency of the stool, rather than the frequency of defecation, is used as a guide in determining the presence if this
diarrehea the passage of an increased number of loose, watery stools. the fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water, electrolytes and nutrients
flatulence the presence of gas in the stomach or intestines
nausea a sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur
vomiting this is he ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis.
cough an involuntary and forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. it may be productive (meaning a discharge is produced) or a non productive (no discharge is present)
cyanosis a bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen
dyspnea labored or difficult breathing
epistaxis hemorrhaging from the nose (nosebleed)
chills a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever
convulsions involuntary contractions of the muscles
fever or pyrexia a body temperature that is higher than normal
headache a feeling of pain or aching in the head; a common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension, fatigue, and/or eyestrain
malaise a vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, and fatigue, often marking the onset of a disease and continuing through the course of the illness
pain irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress or suffering; it is an important indication that a part of the body is not working properly
pruritus severe itching
vertigo a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness
Created by: cheyennedavis