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Def test ch 27 & 29

TermDefinition
Antecubital Space Small groove or fold in the inner arm
Arrhythmia Abnormality and irregularity in the force or rhythm of the heartbeat
Blood Pressure Pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels
Depth In respiration, the amount of air in a breathe
Diastolic The normal rhythmic relaxation and dilation of the heart chambers
Metabolism Physical and chemical processes that occur within a living cell or organism and are necessary for the maintenance of life
Pulse Rhythmic throbbing of the arteries produced by regular contractions of the heart
Radial Related to the radius or forearm
Respiration Breathing
Rhythm A sequence or pattern
Stethoscope Instrument used for listening to sounds produced within the body
Systolic Rhythmic contraction of the heart, especially of the ventricles
Anemia A shortage of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in paleness and weakness
Arthritis Inflammation of a joint or many, resulting in pain and swelling
Diabetes Mellitus Metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose and insufficient insulin
Emphysema Abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces in the lungs, resulting in laboured breathing and increased susceptibility to infection
Endocarditis Inflammation of the endocardium
Epilepsy Neurologic disorder with sudden recurring seizures of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction
Hemophilia Blood coagulation disorder in which the blood fails to clot normally
Hypothyroidism Under active thyroid
Leukemia A progressive disease in which the bone marrow produce more abnormal white cells
Myocardial Infarction Heart attack
Seizure A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion that occurs in specific disorders
Stroke A sudden loss of brain function caused by blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain
Xerostomia Loss of saliva production causing drymouth
Created by: ashleyi