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Bonewit Chapt.4

Vital Sign(Houston Dixon)

Adventitious Sounds Abnormal breath sounds.
Afebrile Without fever; the body temperature is normal.
Alveolus A thin-walled air sac of the lungs in which the exchange of the oxygen and carbon dioxide take place.
Antecubital Space The space located at the front of the elbow.
Antipyretic An agent that reduces fever.
Aorta The major trunk of the arterial system of the body. The aorta arises from the upper surface of the left ventricle.
Apnea The temporary cessation of breathing.
Axilla The armpit.
Bounding Pulse A pulse with an increased volume that feels very strong and full.
Bradycardia An abnormally slow heart rate.
Bradypnea An abnormal decrease in the respiratory rate of less than 10 respiration per minute.
Celsius Scale A temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0° and the boiling point of water is 100°; also called the centigrade scale.
Created by: houstondixon