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Chap.12 Key Termss

Blood Pressure the pressure exerted by the circulating blood against the walls of the arteries
Core Temperature the internal body temperature
Homeostasis a state of equlibrium 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 an artery or a sthethoscope to listen to the heartbeat
Respiration breathing; the process of bringing oxygen into the body and expelling carbon dioxide from the body
Vital Signs assessment of pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature; body functions essential to life
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