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Chapter 12 Terms

Vital Signs

Blood Pressure The pressure exerted by the circulation blood against the walls of the arteries.
Core Tempurature The internal body temperature.
Homeostasis A state of equilibrium within the body maintained through the adaptation of body systems to changes in either the internal or external environment.
Pulse A vital sign; a quantitative measurement of the heartbeat using the fingers to palpate n artery or a stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat.
Respiration Breathing; the process of bringing oxygen into the body and expelling carbon dioxide from the body.
Vital Signs Assessments of pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature; body functions essential to life.
Created by: hermshad4