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68WM6 Vital Signs

68WM6 10-10 Vital Signs

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Apical pulse A measurement of heartbeat taken at the apex, representative of the actual beating of the heart
Bradycardia A myocardial contraction that occurs at a regular rhythm but at a rate less than 60 beats per minute
Bradypenia A respiratory rate less than 12 beat per minute
Diastolic The second blood pressure reading that is a result of the decreased pressure in the arteries when the ventricles are resting
Dyspnea Difficulty breathing
Febrile A body temperature that is above normal
Systolic The first blood pressure reading—result of left ventricular contractions and the forcing of the blood into the arteries
Tachycardia A myocardial contraction that occurs at a regular rhythm but at a rate greater than 100 beats per minute
Created by: egolden12