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Physiology #126450

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Metabolic Rate The rate you convert energy stores into working energy in your body. The metabolic rate is controlled by a number of factors, including muscle mass, caloric intake and exercise.
Inflammation The body's natural response to injury in which the injury site might display various degrees of pain, swelling, heat, redness and/or loss of function.
Edema Accumulation of fluid, in organs and tissues of the body; swelling.
Dehydration A lack of an adequate amount of fluid in the body.; may be accompanied by dry mouth, thirst, constipation, concentrated urine or fever. Dehydration occurs when a person's body water content has decreased to a dangerously low level. Water accounts for 60%.
Hyperthermia Rapid increase in core body temperature.
Hyperlordosis A hyperextension of the lumbar spine.
Relaxin A hormone that lengthens and softens connective tissue and the ligaments around the joints causing ligament laxity during pregnancy.
VO2 Maximal oxygen consumption
Cardiac Output The amount of blood pumped from the heart in one minute.
Borg RPE Scale Used to monitor intensity during exercise by assigning a numerical value.
Hypoxia Inadequate oxygen in the lungs and in the blood.
Minute ventilation Total amount of air moved into the respiratory passages each minute.
Supine hypotension The enlarging uterus compresses the vena cava and affects venous return to the heart when in the supine or back lying position.
Gestational Diabetes The most common medical complication of pregnancy.
Created by: kellfire