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BVT Pulse and Resp

Terms from pulse and respiration chapter

TermDefinition
Pulse the pressure of blood felt against the wall of an artery as the heart contracts and relaxes
Bradycardia an unusually slow pulse below 60
Tachycardia an unusually fast pulse over 100
Rhythm regularity
Volume of pulse fullness
Apical pulse measured by counting heart contractions
Apex tip of heart
Apical- radial pulse, comparison of apical and radial pulse rate
Pulse deficit difference between apical and radial pulse
Respiration supplies cells of body with oxygen and gets rid of carbon dioxide
Cyanosis dusky color
Tachypnea rapid, shallow breathing
Dyspnea difficult or labored breathing
Apnea a period of no respiration
Cheyne stokes a period of dyspnea, followed by apnea
Stertorous snoring like respirations
Rales moist respiration
Wheezing sighing sound due to narrowing of bronchioles
Rate of respiration number of respirations a minute
Symmetry chest expands equally on each side
Volume of respiration depth of respiration
Created by: msmm