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Study Guide # 3

Critical Analysis - Study Guide # 3

TermDefinition
Metabolism The processes essential for life by which the complex substances in the cells of living things are built up or broken down.
Feedback Loop
Prognosis Predicted outcome of a disease.
Bradycardia Slow heartbeat.
P.R.N. Whenever needed.
Gross Anatomy Study of the structures visible to the naked eye.
Vital Signs Signs vital to life. Pulse, blood pressure, body temp, and respiratory rate.
CXR Chest X-ray
Homeostasis Physiological process that monitors a stable internal environment or equilibrium.
Nephritis Kidney inflammation.
Hypothalamus The brains body temp control - a part of the brain that lies beneath the thalamus, produces hormones which pass to the front part of the pituitary gland, and is important in regulating the activities of the autonomic nervous system.
Diagnosis Identification of a disease determined by studying the patient.
Set Point
Liter Metric unit of capacity equal to one decimeter.
Histology Study of body tissue.
Syndrome A group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition.
Arthroscope Instrument used to view or examine joints.
Etiology Cause or origin of a disease.
Acrocyanosis Condition of blue extremities.
NPO Nothing by mouth.
Created by: jwright0821