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B chpt 2 addenlem

Common Symptoms Mallory Lough

diaphoresis excessive perspiration
flushing a red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face & neck. This is commonly present with a fever.
jaundice a yellow appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eues.
rash an eruption of the skin.
bradycardia an abnormally slow pulse rate (less than 60 bpm)
dehydration a decrease in the amount of water in the body. the patient has a flushed appearance, dry skin, & decreased output or urine.
edema the retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. Skin over the area is tight. this is the most easily observed in the extremities.
tachycardi an abnormally fast heartbeat (greater than 100 bpm)
anorexia a loss of appetite & a lack of interest in food.
constipation a condition in which the stool becomes hard & dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. the consistency of the stool, rather than the frequency of defecation, is used as a guide in determining the presence of this.
diarrhea the passage of an increased number of loose, watery stools. the fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water, electrolytes & nutrients.
flatulence the presence of gas in the stomach or intestines.
nausea a sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur.
vomiting this is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis. (the ejected content is known as vomitus)
cough an involuntary & forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. it may productive (meaning discharge is produced) or non productive (no discharge is present)
cyanosis a bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen.
dyspnea labored or difficult breathing.
epistaxis hemorrhaging from the nose (nosebleed)
chills a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever.
convulsions involuntary contractions of the muscle.
fever or pyrexia a body temperature that is higher than normal.
headache a feeling of pain or aching in the head; a common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension, fatigue, and/or eyestrain.
malaise a vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, & fatigue, often marking the onset of a disease & continuing through the course of the illness.
pain irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress or suffering; it is important indication that a part of the body in not working properly.
pruritus severe itching
vertigo a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness.
Created by: mallorylough