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#3 Vocab

CPR #3 Vocab

the indented area inside of the elbow as the arm is stretched straight Antecubital Space
an agent that reduces fever Antipyretic
unequal shapes, sizes, and relative positions of body parts on opposite sides Asymmetric
the initial reading of basic signs of life, including body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiration rate Baseline Vital Signs
main artery of the arm Brachial Artery
abnormally slow heart rate Bradycardia
abnormally slow respiratory rate at rest Bradypnea
corners of the mouth where the upper lip meets the lower lip Commissures
created as the arteries return to their original state when the heart relaxes between contractions Diastolic Blood Pressure
phase of respiration when muscles relax and the air is moved out of the lungs; breathing out exhalation
system used to measure temperature; the freezing point is 32 degrees and the boiling point is 212 degrees Fahrenheit
elevation of the body's temperature above the normal range fever
the support or point on which a level turns position of fingerrest for support when working in a patient's mouth fulcrum
higher-than-normal blood pressure hypertension
lower-than-normal blood pressure hypotension
having a body temperature below normal hypothermic
breathing in inhalation
holding an instrument in the palm of the hand palm grasp
to examine the body with the hands or fingers for detection of abnormalities, checking pulse rate, and so on palpate
position of the lips when the patient smiles smile line
instrument used to measure blood pressure sphygmomanometer
instrument used to listen to body sounds; for example, heartbeat and breathing stethoscope
a disruption of the blood flow to the brain because of a ruptured or blocked blood vessel stroke
shape, size, and relative position of body parts on opposite sides are equal symmetric
created when the heart contracts and forces blood through the arteries systolic blood pressure
abnormally rapid heart rate tachycardia
abnormally rapid respiratory rate at rest tachypnea
line around the lips vermillion border
the basic signs of life; for example, body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiration rate vital signs
Created by: jenndevin