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Clinical Applications Week 1 Terms

VS Vital Signs
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
BP Blood Pressure
T Temperature
R Respiration
BMI Body Mass Index
BPM Beats Per Minute
HT Height
WT Weight
Hx History
kg Kilogram
lb pounds
Apnea Absence of breathing
Auscultation To listen
Cardinal Signs Vital Signs
Dyspnea Difficulty breathing
Eupnea Easy & Free breathing under normal resting condition (Normal Breathing)
Febrile Fever
Mensuration Measure
Pulse rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them
Pulse Oximetry a noninvasive testing method for evaluation of oxygen saturation in blood
Respirations The cycle of one inhalation and expiration is considered 1 full respiration
Sphygmomanometer Blood pressure cuff
Stethoscope An instrument used to transmit sounds
Thermometer Used to measure the body's temp
Vital Signs Temperature, pulse, respirations, & blood pressure
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