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Active Acquired Immunity Form of long-term acquired immunity that protects the body against a new infection as the result of antibodies that develop naturally after an intial infection or artifically after a vaccination.
Apical Pulse Heart rate as heard with a stethoscope placed on the chest wall adjacent to the cardiac apex (top of the heart).
Apnea Absence of spontaneous respirtation.
Axillary Temperature Body temperature as recorded by a thermometer placed in the armpit. Reading is generally 0.5 to 1.0 degree less than the oral temperature.
Congenital Present at birth.
Crackles Common abnormal respiratory sound heard on auscultation of the chest during inspiration, charecterized by discontinuous bubbling noises.
CROWN Top of head.
Cyanosis Bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous mebranes caused by an excess of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.
Deciduous Teeth Baby teeth; the first set of teeth, also known as PRIMARY TEETH.
Dentition Eruption of teeth. this occurs in a sequential pattern, with 20 primary teeth erupting between the ages of 6 to 30 months.
Febrile Pertaining to or characterized by an elevated body temperature, such as a febrile reaction to an infectious agent.
Friction Rub A dry, grating sound heard with a stethoscope during auscultation.
GROWTH An increase in the whole or any of its parts physically.
Grunting Abnormal, short audible deep, hoarse sounds in exhalation that often accompany severe chest pain.
Head Circumference Measurement around the greatest circumference of the head of an infant. This measurement is plotted according to normal growth and development patterns for the infant's head. Increased lags or surges in the increase may indicate problems.
Created by: Jayson R. Hoss