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TermDefinition
apnea absence or cessation of breathing
arrhythmia an abnormality or irregularity in the heart rhythm
arteriosclerosis thickening, decreased elasticity, and calcification of arterial walls
hypotension blood pressure that is below normal (systolic pressure below 90 mm hg and diastolic pressure below 50 mm hg)
orthostatic hypotension a temporary fall in the blood pressure when a person rapidly changes from a recumbent position to a standing position
secondary hypertension elevated blood pressure resulting from another condition, typically kidney disease
syncope fainting; a brief lapse in consciousness
bradycardia a slow heartbeat; a pulse below 60 beats per min
cerumen a waxy secretion in the ear canal' commonly called ear wax
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( copd ) a progressive, irreversible lung condition that results in diminished lung capacity
essential hypertension elevated blood pressure of unknown cause that develops for no apparent reason' sometimes called primary hypertension
homeostasis internal adaption and change in response to environmental factors; multiple functions that attempt to keep the body's functions in balance
rhonchi abnormal rumbling sounds on expiration that indicate airway obstruction by thick secretions or spasms
Dyspnea Difficult breathing
Created by: that1gs