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MA 110 Vital Signs

Medical Assisting

dyspnea difficult or painful breathing
afebrile having a body temp within the normal range
meniscus curve in the surface of mercury in a mercury sphygmomanometer
stethoscope instrument thtat amplifies body sounds
diastolic pressure a measure of blood pressure taken when the heart relaxes
systolic pressure a measure of blood pressure taken when the left ventricle contracts
hyperpnea deep, rapid breathing
apical pulse at the lower left corner of the heart
Fahrenheit Temperature scale on which a healthy adult's temperature would by 98.6 degrees
high blood pressure hypertension
low blood pressure hypotension
calibrate to make sure an instrument is measuring correctly
antecubital space the bend of the elbow
apex the lower left corner of the heart, where the strongest heart sounds can be heard
febrile having a body temp above the normal range
Created by: darion207