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Ms. driscoll period2

health science 2 ...

vital signs determinations that provide information about basic body conditions.
temperature measurment of balence between heat loss and heat gain
pulse is the pressure of the blood felt against the wall of an artery
rate number of beats per minutes
rhythm refers to regularity
volume refers to strength
respirations reflet the breathing rate of the patient
blood presure force exerted by the blood against the arterial walls
apical pulse pulse taken with stethoscope at the apex of the heart
homeostaisis ideal health state in human body
oral temperature temp. taken in mouth
rectal temperature temp. taken in the rectum
axillary temperature temp. taken in the armpit
aural temperature temp. taken with a spacial thermometer placed in the ear.
temporal temperature thermometer placed across the forehead which measures temp. in temporal artery.
hypothermia body temp. under 95F
fever elevated body temp. over 101F
pyrexia another term for fever
hyperthermia nody temp. over 140F
clinical thermometers used for measuring temp.
electronic thermometers registers temperature on a viewer
tympanic thermometers records temp. in ear
temporal scanning thermometers measures temp in temporal artery
bradycardia pulse rate under 60 per min.
tachycardia pulse rate over 100 per min.
arrhythmia abnormal rythm caused by a defect in electrical conduction pattern in heart
character depth and quality of respiration
dyspnea diffulculty breathing
apnea no respiration
tachypnea rapid shallow respitory rate above 25 respirations per minute
bradypnea low respiration rate 10 rpm
orthopnea severe dyspnea breathing super difficult
cheyne-stokes abnormal breathing pattern characterised by dyspnea (dying patient)
rales bubbly noisy sounds caused by mucus
wheezing dificulty breathing with loud whistling
cyanosis bluish discoloration of skin
respiration intaking O2 and exhaling CO2
stethoscope instrument used to hear body sounds
pulse deficit heart dosent pump enough blood
systolic pressure occurs in arterie walls
diastolic pressure is constant in artery walls
pulse pressure diffrence between systolic and diastolic
hypertention high blood presure above 140mm
hypotention pressure less than 90mm hg
phygmomanometer instument used to take blood pressure
Created by: jesse alonso