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NHA Certification

Chapter 1: Patient Care (Terms 1-16)

Afebrile Absence of fever.
Anuria Absence of urine formation.
Blood Pressure The tension exerted on the walls of the arteries by the contraction of the heart.
Bradycardia Slow heart rate.
Diarrhea The passage of fluid, unformed stool.
Edema Excessive fluid buildup in body cavities or tissue.
Hematuria Blood in the urine
Hyper Prefix meaning above, excessive, or beyond.
Inspection Visual examination of the external surface of the body.
Manipulation To move or feel a part of the body with the hands.
Nocturia Excessive or frequent urination after going to bed.
Orthopnea Labored breathing that occurs while lying flat and improves when standing or sitting up.
Palpate Examine by touch.
Percussion Tapping a body part (usually with a finger or a small hammer) to determine position, size, or density of underlying organs.
Polyuria Excessive produciton of urine.
Tachycardia Rapid heart rate.
Created by: rusx123