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Respiration

vital/ bio metrics

TermDefinition
Auscultation Action of listening to sounds from heart, lungs or other organs.
Apnea Temporary absence of breathing.t
Tachynea Respiration greater than 40 per min, common of newborns and adults w/ hysteria.
Bradynea Decrease numbers is respiration, caused by sleep and certain diseases.
Cheyne Stokes A regular pattern of irregular breathing rate .
Orthopnea Difficulty or unable to breath unless sitting upright.
Depth of respiration Amount of air breathed in and out during each respiration.
Hypoventilation When a reduced amount of air enters the lungs resulting in decreased o2 levels and increased carbon dioxide. Due to shallow, and slow breathing.
Hyperpnea Abnormal increase in the depth and rate of breathing .
Hyperventilation State in which there is an increased amount of air enter the lungs.
Created by: Slg1352