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Having a body temperature within one's normal range. Afebrile
Inner side or bend of the elbow. Antecubital space
Left lower corner of the heart. Apex
Located at the apex of the heart. Apical
Absence of respiration. Apnea
Provides a palpable pulse and audible vascular sounds in the atecubital space. Brachial artery
To standardize a measuring instrument. Calibrate
Common scale used for measuring temperature. Fahrenheit
Having a body temperature above one's normal range. Febrile
Abnormally deep rapid breathing. Hyperpnea
An exceptionally high fever. Hyperpyrexia
High blood pressure. Hypertension
Low blood pressure. hypotension
Systolic blood pressure measured by using the sense of touch. Palpatory method
An artery located in the groove on the thumb side of the inner wrist, where the pulse is taken on adults. Radial artery
An instrument for measuring blood pressure Sphymomanometer
Abnormally rapid breathing. Tachypnea
Rapid heart, generally in excess of 100 beats per minute. Tachycardia
An instrument either electronic or disposable that is used to measure body temperature. Thermometer
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