Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

N A Pulse & Resp

N A Pulse & Respiration Terms

Apical Heart Rate - The palse rate obtained by placing stethoscope over the apex of the chest wall & counting
Bounding pulse - Pulse that feels full & strong to the touch
Bradycardia - A slow heart beat characterized by a pulse rate that is under 60 beats per minute
Elastic Pulse - Pulse with regular alterations of weak & strong beats without changes in cycle
Intermittent Pulse - Pulse in which beats are occasionally skipped
Irregular Pulse - Pulse hat varies in force & frequency
Pulse - Vibration of blood against the vessel wall
Pulse Deficit - Numerical difference between apical pulse and the radial pulse (EX: Apical 101, radial 88, pulse deficit would be 13 BPM)
Pulse pressure - Numerical difference between systolic & diastolic BP (EX: Systolic 136 mm, diastolic 76 mm, the pulse pressure is 60 mm)
Radial Pulse Rate - Pulse rate obtained by placing fingertips on the radial artery at the wrist
Thready Pulse - Pulse that feels weak to the touch
Apnea - Absence of breathing
Bradypnea - Below average or slow respiratory rate
Cheyne-Stokes Respiration - A gradual increase & then gradual decrease in depth and rate of raspirations followed by a period of apnea
Dyspnea - Difficulty or painful breathing
Exhalation / Expiration - Act of release of air (Breathing out)
Hyperpnea - Increase in resiratory rate and depth
Hyperventilation - Abnormally prolonged and deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension
Hypoxia - Oxygen content in the blood below normal
Inhalation / Inspiration - Act of intake of air
Orthopnea - Dyspnea so severe patient needs to sit up to breathe normally
Respiration - Exchange of gases (oxygen & Carbin dioxcide)
Stertorous - Breathing accompanied by snores
Stridor - Noisy respirations with a harsh or crowing sound (as in croup)
Tachypnea - Rapid respiratory rate
Wheeze - Noisy respirations with a whistling sound
Created by: amandmc