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4.2 S,S, & Dx Tests

acrocyanosis bluish tinge to the tips of the extremities.
angina pectoris strangling pain in the chest.
apical pulse rate pulse rate at the apex of the heart.
dysrhythmia condition in which the normal rhythm of the heart is absent.
atrial flutter rapid contraction of the atria of th heart.
auscultation process of listening for heart sounds with a stethoscope.
blood pressure pressure of the blood against the inner walls of the blood vessels.
bradycardia condition in which the heartbeat is slower than normal.
bruise discoloration of the skin that results from breaking of superficial blood vessels with the release of blood into the tissue.
bruit abnormal sounds heard while listening with a stethoscope over a partially obstructed vessel.
cardiomegaly condition in which the heart is enlarged.
echocardiogram use of sound to produce a picture of the sound waves from different parts of the heart
electrocardiogram record of the electrical activity of the heart.
extrasystole sometimes referred to as premature contractions of the heart.
fibrillation uncontrolled twitching of heart muscle fibers.
murmur a sound heard through a stethoscope, produced by abnormal opening and closing of the valves in the heart or by abnormal flow of blood through the heart.
palpitation awareness of an abnormally strong or abnormally rapid beating of one's heart.
radial pulse rate pulse rate at the wrist that can be felt near the end of the radius bone.
sphygmomanometer instrument for measuring blood pressure.
stethoscope instrument used to hear the sounds produced in the neck, chest, heart, and abdomen.
tachycardia condition in which the heart beats faster than normal.
thrill fine vibration felt by the hand on the chest surface, resulting from a loud murmur.
vasoconstriction constriction or narrowing of a blood vessel.
vasodilation widening of a blood vessel.
ventricular hypertrophy increase in the size of the ventricle of the heart.
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