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bonwitt chapter 12

Cardiopulmonary procedures (kaylon tackett)

Amplitude Refers to amount, extent, size abundance, or fullness
Artifact Additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interfers with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles
Baseline The flat horizontal line separates the various waves of the ECG cycle
Atherosclerosis Buildup of fibrous plaques of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of an artery that causes narrowing, obstruction, and hardening of the artery
Cardiac cycle one complete heartbeat
Dyshythmia An irregular heart rate or rhytm; also termed arrhythmia
ECG cycle The graphic representation of a heart beat
Electrocardiogram (ECG) The graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart
Electrocardiograph The instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart
Electrode A conductor of electricity which is used to promote contact between the body and the elecardiograph
Electrolyte A chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current.
Flow rate The number of liters of oxygen per minute that come out of an oxygen delivery system
Hypoxemia A decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood
Hypoxia A reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissues of the body
Interval The length of a wave or the length of a wave with a segment.
Ischemia Deficiency of blood in a body part
Normal sinus rhythm Refers to an ECG that is within normal limits
Oxygen therapy The administration of supplemental oxygen at concentrations greater than room air to treat or prevent hypoxemia
Peak flow rate The maximum volume of air that can be exhaled when the patient blows into a peak flow meter as forcefully and as rapidly as possible.
segment The portion of the ECG between two waves.
Spirometer An instrument for measuring air taken into and expelled from the lungs.
Spirometry Measurement of an individual's breathing capacity by means of a spirometer
Wheezing A continuous, high-pitched whistling musical sound heard particularly during exhalation and sometimes during inhalation
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