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Carnegie pulse & res

NA pulse and respiration Terms ma winter 2015

Apnea absence of breathing
Bradypnea below average or slow respiratory rate
Cheyne-Stokes Respiration a gradual increase and then gradual decrease in depth and rate of respirations followed by a period of apnea
Dyspnea difficulty or painful breathing
exhalation expiration act of release of air
hyperpnea increase in respiratory rate and depth
hyperventilation abnormally prolonged and deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension
hypoxia o2 content in the blood below normal
inhalation/inspiration Act of intake of air
orthopnea dyspnea so severe patient needs to sit up to breathe normally
respiration exchange of gases O2 and CO2
Stertorous breathing accompanied by snores.
Stridor noisy respirations with a harsh or crowing sound as in croup
tachypnea rapid respiratory rate.
wheeze noisy respirations with a whistling sound
Apical Heart Rate the rate obtained by placing stethoscope over the apex of the chest wall and counting.
bounding pulse pulse that feels full and strong to the touch
Bradycardia a slow heartbeat characterized by a pulse rate that is under 60 beats per minute
Elastic Pulse pulse with regular alterations of weak and strong beats without changes in cycle
Intermittent Pulse Pulse in which beats are occasionally skipped.
Irregular Pulse pulse that varies in force and frequency
Pulse vibration of blood against the vessel wall
Pulse Deficit Numerical difference between apical pulse and the radial pulse
Pulse Pressure Numerical difference between systolic BP and diastolic BP
Radial Pulse Rate pulse rate obtained by placing fingertips on the radial artery at the wrist.
Thready pulse pulse that feels weak to the touch.
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